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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


Sept. 26, 2018

Construction begins Oct. 1 to lengthen turn lanes to enter campus from Route 33 in Gloucester County; Project also improves access to Park & Ride lot and public transit stop

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Motorists can expect to see construction activity begin on Route 33 in Gloucester County at the Rapphannock Community College – Glenns campus entrance starting on Monday, Oct. 1.

Construction will extend the existing right and left turn lanes and taper area into the campus parking lot. Lengthening the turn lanes will add more storage space for vehicles turning right and left, and reduces congestion in the Route 33 through traffic lanes.

The turn lanes will also support increased traffic using 30 dedicated parking spaces set aside to serve as a Park & Ride commuter lot. A public transit stop is also located at the campus.

The $625,000 project will be completed by Dec. 14, 2018. The project contractor is Howard Brothers Contractor, Inc.

Motorists can expect lane shifts and periodic lane closures at the campus entrance. Work will be underway on Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Message boards will be posted along Route 33 to notify drivers of the upcoming project.

Project Background

The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission submitted an application to build this project through Virginia’s SMART SCALE transportation funding program.

SMART SCALE was established to choose the right transportation projects for funding and ensure the best use of limited tax dollars. Potential projects that have been determined to meet a need identified in VTrans – the state’s long-range multi-modal transportation plan – are scored based on safety, congestion, accessibility, land use, economic development and the environment.

Once projects are scored and prioritized, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has the best information possible to select projects for funding.

To view how funded SMART SCALE projects are advancing toward construction, visit the SMART SCALE Dashboard: http://dashboard.vasmartscale.org.


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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