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Route 301 and Route 207 Corridor Study

King George County and Caroline County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
February 2017

Est Completion Date
Summer 2018

Project Study

Caroline and King George


Stephen Haynes, VDOT Planning Manager
Darragh Frye, VDOT Communications Coordinator

Study Details

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with the George Washington Regional Commission, and affected localities, is conducting a arterial preservation plan of Route 301 and Route 207 in King George County and Caroline County.  

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.

Over the next decade, Route 301 and Route 207 will be a critical alternative route during periods of construction on Interstate 95. 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 and 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.   

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 plan recommendations are expected to be made in April 2018. Preliminary recommendations were presented at a public meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. at Port Royal Volunteer Fire Station in Caroline County.

Plan Presentations

Route 301/Route 207 Corridor Study Overview Presentation

Route 301 and Route 207 Arterial Management Plan Kick-off Meeting Presentation

Route 301 and Route 207 Arterial Management Plan Preliminary Recommendations Presentation to Stakeholders: December 7, 2017

King George Board of Supervisors Presentation: December 19, 2017

Caroline County Stakeholder Presentation: January 2018

King George County Stakeholder Presentation: February 2018

Public Meeting on Final Study Recommendations: April 25 and May 1, 2018

Public meetings have been scheduled to share final recommendations from the arterial preservation plan for the Route 301 corridor in Caroline and King George counties, and the Route 207 corridor in Caroline.

Public meetings will be held:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

5-7 p.m.

L.E. Smoot Memorial Library

9533 Kings Highway

King George, VA 22485


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

5-7 p.m.

Caroline County Community Services Center

17202 Richmond Turnpike

Milford, VA 22514

Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. to learn more about recommendations for improving safety and travel efficiency along a 42-mile section of Route 301 and Route 207.

The study has identified 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. The study’s findings can be used to set priorities for future potential road improvements and projects.

At the meeting the public can review displays, proposed recommendations, and discuss questions with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff. A brief presentation will be delivered at 5:15 p.m. each evening.

Meeting Documents

Meeting Presentation, King George location

Meeting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet

Intersection Improvements: Final Study Recommendations, Port Royal to Potomac River

Intersection Improvements: Final Study Recommendations, Route 1 at Carmel Church to Port Royal

Meeting Display: King George Map Key

Meeting Display: King George (1)

Meeting Display: King George (2)

Meeting Display: Caroline Map Key

Meeting Display: Caroline


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