VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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FRED-193932

June 14, 2022



BICYLIST AND PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS PROPOSED AT TWIN LAKES/KENSINGTON IN FREDERICKSBURG
Share feedback June 14-July 25 on shared use path, trail connection, and bicycle repair station using the online comment form or attend an in-person public hearing

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites the public to participate in a comment opportunity between June 14-July 25, 2022, for a proposed bicyclist and pedestrian improvement project in the Twin Lakes/Kensington area of Fredericksburg.

The project would extend a paved shared use path, approximately 10 feet wide, along the north side of Lafayette Boulevard between Twin Lake Drive and St. Paul Street in the City of Fredericksburg.

The new section of path would connect with an existing shared use path on Lafayette Boulevard that currently terminates at St. Paul Street. The path would be handicapped-accessible, with ramps and crosswalks built where the path intersects with Twin Lakes Drive, Springwood Drive, Kensington Place, and St. Paul Street.

Additionally, the project would build a paved access point to the Virginia Central Railway Trail from the cul-de-sac of Springwood Drive. A bike repair station would be installed at Alum Spring Park.

An in-person design public hearing will be held:

Thursday, July 14, 2022
5-7 p.m.
Dorothy Hart Community Center
408 Canal Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

An online comment form and project materials are available at https://www.publicinput.com/FXBGpath

For individuals who prefer to share comments by mail or email, comments may be sent to Ms. Anastasia Kapitan, VDOT Project Manager, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405 or fred.comments@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “Twin Lake/Kensington Connector” in the email subject line.

Comments will be accepted through July 25, 2022.

Project Background

The City of Fredericksburg submitted an application to build this project through Virginia’s SMART SCALE transportation program. At the city's request, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is administering the preliminary engineering, right of way acquisition and construction phases of this project. The project is receiving additional funding through the federal Congestion and Mitigation Air Quality Program (CMAQ).

The project, currently estimated to cost $2.37 million, would be advertised to potential bidders for construction in November 2023, and would be under construction from early/spring 2024 through November 2024. 

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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.



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