VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
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July 5, 2018



NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN ON RAMOTH CHURCH ROAD IN STAFFORD COUNTY STARTS NEXT WEEK
Ramoth Church Road will be realigned at Courthouse Road to intersect with Winding Creek Road starting Tuesday, July 10

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Starting early Tuesday, July 10, Ramoth Church Road at Courthouse Road will intersect with Winding Creek Road in Stafford County. The new traffic pattern is part of the project to widen Courthouse Road from two lanes to four lanes and rebuild the Interstate 95 Exit 140 interchange to a diverging diamond.

The entire project is aimed to improve safety, increase capacity and alleviate traffic congestion during peak travel times throughout the Courthouse Road corridor.

Message boards will be posted this week to alert motorists to the new traffic configuration.

On Monday, July 9, crews will begin work to shift Ramoth Church Road traffic overnight to the new alignment with Winding Creek Road. Flaggers will direct drivers through the intersection of Ramoth Church Road and Courthouse Road from 7 p.m. on Monday until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10.

Motorists are advised to use caution in the work zone as they navigate the new traffic pattern.

A traffic signal at the realigned intersection is estimated to be installed in summer 2019.

According to a recent VDOT traffic count, Ramoth Church Road carries approximately 4,100 vehicles a day.

Project Background

Construction on Courthouse Road began in July 2017 to widen the road to four lanes from the Interstate 95 interchange to just west of the existing Ramoth Church Road. The project will also rebuild the I-95 Exit 140 interchange to a diverging diamond interchange. Crews are working to relocate the Exit 140 interchange slightly south of the existing interchange and build new overpasses, which will carry Courthouse Road traffic over I-95. The future Courthouse Road will then intersect with Hospital Center Boulevard at Route 1.

For additional information, please visit the project page at www.VirginiaDOT.org/Exit140.

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Download the  free mobile 511Virginia app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

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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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