VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
July 17, 2018
PARK & RIDE LOT ON COURTHOUSE ROAD IN STAFFORD COUNTY MOVING TO NEW LOCATION ON MONDAY, JULY 30
Commuter parking lot is moving east of Interstate 95 interchange at Exit 140 to intersection of Courthouse Road and Wyche Road
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Park & Ride lot on Courthouse Road in Stafford County is moving to its new permanent location, east of the Interstate 95 interchange at Exit 140 on Monday, July 30.
The new commuter lot is being relocated as part of the ongoing construction project to build a diverging diamond interchange at Exit 140.
The new lot is located at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Wyche Road. It will open with approximately 600 parking spaces, which is 50 more spaces than the existing commuter lot.
Once construction is complete by July 2020, the final lot will have a total of 850 parking spaces. It will also include a dedicated carpool, vanpool and bus pickup and drop-off area to assist with High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) use.
A temporary signal will be activated at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Wyche Road to make it easier for drivers to enter and exit the new location.
This is the first of two commuter lots being built as part of the project. A smaller lot with an estimated 250 parking spaces will be located on the opposite side of Courthouse Road. Together, the two lots will offer a total of approximately 1,100 parking spaces.
Vehicles must be removed from the existing commuter lot by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31.
Message boards will be posted this week to alert users about the upcoming move.
VDOT encourages commuters to use Park & Ride lots to promote ridesharing in the I-95 corridor. To find a Park & Ride lot near you, please visit VDOT’s interactive map, which provides information on more than 300 Park & Ride lots across the state.
For additional information about the I-95 Exit 140 and Courthouse Road widening project, please visit www.VirginiaDOT.org/Exit140 .
Free Ridesharing Service at GWRideConnect.org
For more information on ridesharing, carpooling, vanpooling or slugging options, VDOT encourages motorists to explore GWRideConnect. It is a free ridesharing service that assists those who are seeking daily transportation from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George counties, to employment locations in Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Richmond, Dahlgren and other employment sites around the Fredericksburg region. Ridesharing can help commuters save money and time, while helping the environment.
The agency is currently serving more than 3,700 commuters in the greater Fredericksburg region.
A local commuter resource agency, like GWRideConnect, is the best way to be sure you always have a ride whether it’s carpooling, vanpooling, slugging or taking a bus. By registering with GWRideConnect, commuters will have a guaranteed ride home in case of an emergency. To register, visit their website at www.GWRideConnect.org.
Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.
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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