Route 17 Widening, Stafford County
|McLane Drive to 0.2 miles north of Stafford Lakes Parkway|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
December 1, 2016
Lengths and Limits
McLane Drive to 0.2 miles north of Stafford Lakes Parkway
Henderson Construction Company
Route 17 in Stafford County will be widened from four to six lanes west of Interstate 95 from McLane Drive to 0.2 miles north of Stafford Lakes Parkway.
The project is fully funded. Construction work will begin in June 2013, and will continue through December 1, 2016.
This 2-mile widening project will create 3 through travel lanes in each direction of Route 17, plus add a continuous right turn lane and dual left turn lanes when needed.
This project will improve traffic flow and navigation for local traffic visiting businesses and residential areas along the corridor, as well as through traffic.
The project includes construction of a sidewalk, and curb and gutter.
The project includes 8 intersections with traffic signals, which will all receive traffic signal upgrades:
1) McLane Drive
2) Falls Run Drive/VDOT Park & Ride Commuter Lot
3) Plantation Drive/Commerce Drive
4) Litchfield Boulevard/McWhirt Loop
5) Banks Ford Drive
6) Celebrate Virginia Parkway/International Drive
7) Banks Ford Parkway/Berea Church Road
8) Stafford Lakes Parkway
- The crossover at Powell Lane will be closed.
- Fleet Road will be closed between Route 17 and Berea Church Road.
- Berea Church Road will be realigned to improve horizontal and vertical alignment.
Route 17 in this segment carries an average of 55,500 vehicles a day. Trucks represent 17 percent of the number of vehicles.
A design public hearing on the project was held on July 13, 2010.
Please click here to view the brochure from the public hearing.
Pardon Our Dust Meeting: May 23, 2013
The Virginia Department of Transportation held a "Pardon Our Dust" meeting on Thursday, May 23 at the University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus.
Click Here to view the fact sheet distributed at the meeting.
Click Here to view the presentation from the meeting.
To receive email alerts on this project, please email fredericksburginfo@VDOT.Virginia.Gov
Update: July 11, 2013
Construction is now underway.
The speed limit on the northbound side of Route 17 between Celebrate Virginia Parkway and Stafford Lakes Parkway has been lowered to 35 mph.
Click here for details.