VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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Feb. 28, 2022

Take online survey through Monday, March 14; Learn more at vaprojectpipeline.org

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Public feedback is being sought on a transportation study assessing potential road, bicyclist and pedestrian improvements on a portion of Route 17 in Gloucester County.

Using innovative solutions, the study seeks to develop potential recommendations to improve safety, operations, access and bicyclist and pedestrian features in the targeted area of Route 17 between Route 17 Business (Main Street) and Hillside Drive.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites residents and travelers to learn more about this study and share feedback online at VAProjectPipeline.org. Study materials include a presentation and executive summary, as well as an online survey available through Monday, March 14.

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Community input received through the survey will help the study team further refine and finalize potential improvements. The study partners may consider the recommendations for possible advancement through future local, regional, state and federal transportation funding programs.

These studies are being conducted as part of a new program, Project Pipeline, created by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).

Project Pipeline is a performance-based planning program to identify cost-effective solutions to multimodal transportation needs in Virginia. Through this planning process, projects and solutions may be considered for funding through programs including Smart Scale, revenue sharing, interstate funding, and others.

Project Pipeline is led by Virginia’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), in collaboration with VDOT and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

The Commonwealth is partnering with Gloucester County, the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, and consultant VHB to develop targeted improvements for the study location that minimize community impacts and address priority needs in a cost-effective way. The final plan will provide a multimodal investment strategy that can be used to seek and secure funding.

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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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