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Route 17 (Mills Drive) and Route 609 (Thornton Rolling Road and Jim Morris Road) Intersection Improvements

Project at a Glance
Begin Date
January 2018

Est Completion Date
September 2018

Recently Completed

$1.3 million

J.L. Kent & Sons



David Kelly, VDOT Area Construction Engineer
(540) 899-4288
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
(540) 374-3344

About the Project

The intersection of Route 17 (Mills Drive) and Route 609 (Thornton Rolling Road/Jim Morris Road) in Spotsylvania County will be modified to build a left, through and right turn lane on Route 17 eastbound and westbound.

On Thornton Rolling Road, a left turn lane will be built with a shared through/right turn lane at the intersection approach.

On Jim Morris Road, a right turn lane will be built with a shared through/left turn lane at the intersection approach.

The existing traffic signal will be modified from a flashing signal to full color operation to accommodate the new traffic pattern.

Design Public Hearing

The Virginia Department of Transportation held a design public hearing on this proposed project on Thursday, May 5, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at Lee Hill Elementary School.

Meeting Displays

Meeting Brochure

Intersection Aerial Overview

Route 17 Typical Sections

Route 609 Typical Sections

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Page last modified: Sept. 17, 2018