Route 628 (Smith Station Road), Turn Lanes and Signal Modification
Project at a Glance
May 31, 2016
Est Completion Date
October 11, 2016
J.L. Kent & Sons, Inc.
This project seeks to reduce congestion on northbound Route 628 (Smith Station Road) in Spotsylvania County for motorists approaching the Route 208 (Courthouse Road) intersection.
A dedicated left turn lane will be built for traffic turning from Smith Station Road onto westbound Courthouse Road. The existing right turn lane will be extended.
Click here to view a map of the project design.
When the project is finished, the line of vehicles waiting on northbound Smith Station Road to pass through the intersection during the evening rush hour is expected to fall from an average of 4,400 feet to approximately 800 feet.
Other project features:
- The Courtland Commons shopping center entrance on Smith Station Road will be changed to a right turn in/right turn out pattern.
- A second entrance to Courtland Commons will be built on Smith Station Road south of the shopping center, where motorists will be able to make right and left turns.
- New traffic signal equipment will be installed at the intersection of Smith Station Road and Courthouse Road
Construction will begin on Tuesday, May 31, and will conclude by October 11, 2016.
Lane closures will not be permitted between 6:30-8:30 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Additionally, due to the close proximity of Courtland High School and Courtland Elementary School, no lane closures will be permitted between 2-3:30 p.m. through June 17, and again after September 5.
Motorists can expect brief travel delays during construction. Smith Station Road may be periodically reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic between Courthouse Road and the entrance road to Courtland High School.
Motorists should follow direction from the flagging crew, and stay alert for temporary traffic patterns, temporary pavement and construction equipment.
Design Public Hearing
A public hearing on this project was held:
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Courtland Elementary School
6601 Smith Station Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22553