Route 301 and Route 207 Corridor Study
|King George County and Caroline County|
Project at a Glance
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with the George Washington Regional Commission, and affected localities, is conducting a transportation planning study of Route 301 from the Potomac River in King George County to Route 207 in Caroline County.
Over the next decade, there are a large number of proposed improvements along the I-95 corridor. Route 301/Route 207 will be an invaluable alternative during periods of congestion and incidents on the interstate. It's also a viable choice for commuters to Washington, D.C., from the Fredericksburg area.
The recent decision by the Maryland Transportation Authority to widen the Governor Harry W. Nice Bridge placed an emphasis on the need to establish an access management plan for Route 301.
This study will identify improvements needed to accommodate extra traffic capacity, ensure safety and identify strategies to promote the use of Route 301/Route 207.
The purpose of the study is to improve safety and efficiency in this corridor, encourage economic development in the two counties, create a project list for future SMART SCALE projects, and reduce future retrofit projects.
The overall study will take approximately 15 months.
VDOT will study existing conditions including crash analysis, traffic operations, access locations and future land use.
The study will also look at safety and operations.
Final recommendations are expected to be made in March 2018. Preliminary recommendations will be presented at a public meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5-7 p.m. at Port Royal Volunteer Fire Station in Caroline County.
Public Meeting: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Join us for a public meeting to learn more about preliminary recommendations from a transportation planning study of the Route 301 corridor in Caroline and King George counties, and the Route 207 corridor in Caroline.
The public meeting will be held:
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Port Royal Volunteer Fire Station
435 King Street
Port Royal, VA 22535
Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. to meet the study team and learn more about recommendations for improving safety and travel efficiency along a 42-mile section of Route 301 and Route 207. The study area begins on Route 301 at the Potomac River and ends at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 207 in the Carmel Church area.
The study seeks to identify recommendations for intersection improvements and access management along the Route 301 and Route 207 corridor to improve the state’s arterial highway network while accommodating economic development.
At the meeting the public can review displays, proposed recommendations, and discuss questions with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff. No formal presentation will be given.
Route 301 and 207 Corridor Study Public Information Meeting Dec. 2017 Welcome Board