Studies: Route 1 Corridor Planning Study, Spotsylvania County

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with Spotsylvania County and the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO), are looking at ways to reduce congestion and improve safety on the Route 1 corridor, specifically from Commonwealth Drive in the Massaponax area to the Caroline County line.

The purpose of the study is to identify potential operational and safety improvements, especially at 12 intersections along the corridor:

  • Commonwealth Drive
  • Route 749 (Old Telegraph Road)
  • Lad Land Drive
  • Route 608 (Massaponax Church Road)
  • Route 607 (Guinea Station Road)
  • River Run Parkway/Massaponax High School Driveway
  • Route 632 (Hickory Ridge Road)
  • Route 632 (North Roxbury Mill Road)
  • North Point Drive/Larkinchew Road
  • South Roxbury Mill Road
  • Morris Road/Mudd Tavern Road o
  • Route 603 (Arcadia Road) 

The $210,000 study is being funded as part of VDOT's Arterial Preservation Program. Learn more about Arterial Management Plans and see a list of other plans completed, or underway, across Virginia. 

As part of the study process, the project team will analyze the most recent 5 years of crash data, review existing traffic signal timing, look at planned or possible future economic development, collect traffic counts during weekday peak hours, and investigate appropriate growth rates for future traffic volumes. 

There will be two meetings for the public to attend and participate as part of the study.

A virtual public meeting and online survey was presented to gather public comment from May 15-June 5, 2020. An additional opportunity for public input is anticipated in fall 2020.

Completion of the study is expected in early 2021.


The project team has set four goals for this study:

  1. Improve access management along the corridor by looking at consolidating access points or restrict particular movements
  2. Improve safety
  3. Improve efficiency by studying traffic operations at the 12 intersections and look at innovative intersection strategies or other upgrades
  4. Improve the ability of the Route 1 corridor to serve as an alternate route to I-95


Phase: Studies

UPC: 21605.021

Lat/Long: 38.216146,-77.507273

Locality: Spotsylvania

Page last modified: Aug. 14, 2020