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Route 29 Corridor, Fauquier County

Possible improvements to the corridor between Warrenton and Prince William County

Project at a Glance

Phase
Under study

Lengths and Limits
Warrenton north town limits to Prince William County line

Locality
Fauquier

District
Culpeper

Contact
Mark Nesbit, Warrenton Resident Engineer
(540) 347-6443

What is Proposed?

The Virginia Department of Transportation, Fauquier County and community stakeholders are beginning a process to reach consensus on improvements to the Route 29 Corridor between Warrenton and Prince William County.

This section of Route 29 is heavily used by local traffic, daily commuters and travelers from other areas of Virginia and beyond. Approximately 50,000 vehicles use this section of the corridor every day, including significant commercial truck traffic.

VDOT has identified several specific locations where safety improvements are needed based on recent crash history and trends. These include the intersections of Route 29 and Route 215 (Vint Hill Road), Route 600 (Broad Run Church Road) and Route 676 (Riley Road).

VDOT has proposed improvements using alternative intersection designs that have proved to improve safety and reduce crashes when implemented in other locations. Fauquier County and the local community have requested that additional study be undertaken to determine the most appropriate improvements for those locations.

VDOT and Fauquier County have convened an advisory panel of community stakeholders to assist in the development of strategies for improvements on the northern Fauquier County section of Route 29. The goal of the group is to develop collaborative solutions that will ultimately become projects to improve safety, ensure access and spur economic development while preserving the efficient movement of local and long-distance traffic along the corridor.

Using public comments and other information from previous meetings, the panel members have identified seven defined interests that must be considered as they work toward solutions:

  • Safety: including motorists, pedestrians and other users
  • Throughput: local traffic as well as long-distance and commuting users
  • Access & convenience: getting to and from businesses and neighborhoods
  • Economic development: including continued success of established businesses
  • Home & property values
  • Historical areas
  • Environmental considerations

At each advisory panel meeting there will be an opportunity for the panel to review and discuss any comments received from the public since the last meeting. Members of the public may contact any panel member or send comments directly to the panel's support team by email to Lou.Hatter@VDOT.Virginia.gov.

Previous Studies

A number of studies and data collection efforts have been undertaken along this section of Route 29 during the past decade. The most recent was a facilitated study that was completed in 2016. The documents that were produced by that study are available using the links below.

Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan (link to county website)

New Baltimore Service District Plan (link to county website)

New Baltimore_Route 29 Resources Folder created during facilitated review, 2014-2016

New Baltimore/Route 29 Community Stakeholder Team Final Report, October 25, 2016

Other meetings, information and feedback gathered during the past year are collected here for reference.

Route 29 New Baltimore Advisory Panel

Panel Members

Meeting Schedule

  • August 30, 2018
  • September 27, 2018
  • October 25, 2018
  • November 29, 2018
  • January 24, 2019
  • February 28, 2019
  • March 28, 2019

All meetings will be held from 1-3 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, Warren Green Hotel, 10 Hotel St., Warrenton

Meeting Agendas

Meeting #1 objectives, June 28, 2018

Meeting #2 agenda, August 30, 2018

Meeting #3 agenda, September 27, 2018

Meeting Presentations

Meeting Summaries

Meeting #1 summary & sign-in sheets

Meeting #1 notes

Meeting #2 minutes

Meeting Videos

Meeting #2

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