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Route 17 Widening, Stafford County

McLane Drive to 0.2 miles north of Stafford Lakes Parkway

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
June 2013

Est Completion Date
December 1, 2016


$48.9 million

Lengths and Limits
McLane Drive to 0.2 miles north of Stafford Lakes Parkway

Henderson Construction Company


Sylvester Okpala, Area Construction Engineer
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager

Project Overview

Construction is underway to widen Route 17 in Stafford County from four to six lanes west of Interstate 95 from McLane Drive to 0.2 miles north of Stafford Lakes Parkway. 

This project will improve traffic flow and navigation for local traffic visiting businesses and residential areas along the corridor, as well as through traffic. 

The project includes construction of a sidewalk, and curb and gutter. 

The project includes 8 intersections with traffic signals, which will all receive traffic signal upgrades:

• McLane Drive

• Falls Run Drive/VDOT Park & Ride Commuter Lot

• Plantation Drive/Commerce Drive

• Litchfield Boulevard/McWhirt Loop

• Banks Ford Drive

• Celebrate Virginia Parkway/International Drive

• Banks Ford Parkway/Berea Church Road

• Stafford Lakes Parkway

Route 17 in this segment carries an average of 55,500 vehicles a day. Trucks represent 17 percent of the number of vehicles. 

Construction Update: Summer 2016

During June and July 2016, final constuction activities will be underway in the widening project work zone.

Crews are finishing construction of sidewalk, curb and gutter.

Asphalt wedges have been installed to help motorists temporarily travel between the varying pavement heights at intersections.

New signs are being installed throughout the project corridor.

Newly installed landscaping is being watered and maintained.

During the week of June 26, paving work will begin on the final travel surface. New pavement markings will be installed after this paving work.

Weather permitting, the project is estimated to open to traffic in late July 2016. All construction work must be finished by December 2016, based on the project contract.

Pardon Our Dust Meeting: May 23, 2013

The Virginia Department of Transportation held a "Pardon Our Dust" meeting on Thursday, May 23 at the University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus. 

Click Here to view the fact sheet distributed at the meeting. 

Click Here to view the presentation from the meeting. 

To receive email alerts on this project, please email fredericksburginfo@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

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