Studies: Route 1 Corridor Planning Study, Spotsylvania County
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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites the public to participate in a virtual public comment opportunity to share their feedback on traveling Route 1 in Spotsylvania County between Commonwealth Drive and the Caroline County line.
To gather public input at the beginning of this planning process, VDOT has launched a study page with information materials and an online survey:
The online survey will be open to accept comments through June 5, 2020.
Comments received at this stage will help determine which locations along Route 1 should be reviewed for potential improvements as part of the arterial management plan.
As part of the plan development process, the project team will analyze the most recent five 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.
Draft recommendations for potential projects will be presented to the public in late 2020. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the draft recommendations before the plan is finalized.
For individuals who prefer to share comments in writing or by email, comments may be sent to Linda LaSut, VDOT Project Manager, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Route 1 Corridor Study” in the email subject line.
Print copies of the online survey are available to be mailed to the public. To request a mailed copy of the survey, please contact the project manager at the contact information listed above or by phone at (540) 899-4260.
VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need further information on these policies or need special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact the project manager at the phone number listed above (TTY users call 711).
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)
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:
- Improve access management along the corridor by looking at consolidating access points or restrict particular movements
- Improve safety
- Improve efficiency by studying traffic operations at the 12 intersections and look at innovative intersection strategies or other upgrades
- Improve the ability of the Route 1 corridor to serve as an alternate route to I-95
Darragh Frye, VDOT Senior Communications Specialist