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Route 301 and Route 207 Arterial Preservation Plan

King George County and Caroline County
Project Photos
Project at a Glance
Begin Date
February 2017

Est Completion Date
June 2018

Study Complete

Caroline and King George


Stephen Haynes, VDOT Planning Manager
Darragh Frye, VDOT Communications Coordinator

Arterial Preservation Plan Details

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with the George Washington Regional Commission and affected localities, conducted an arterial preservation plan of Route 301 in King George County and Route 301 and Route 207 in Caroline County.  

The plan's scope included Route 301 from the Potomac River to the county line in King George, and Route 301 from the King George line to the intersection of Route 1 and Route 207 in Caroline.

Over the next decade, Route 301 and Route 207 will be critical alternate routes during periods of construction on Interstate 95. These primary routes are also a viable choice for commuters traveling to and from the Washington, D.C., area from the Fredericksburg region.

The recent decision by the Maryland Transportation Authority to widen the Governor Harry W. Nice Bridge over the Potomac River to four lanes placed an emphasis on the need to establish an access management plan for these primary routes in Virginia.

The purpose of the study is to improve safety and efficiency in this corridor, encourage economic development in the two counties, create a project list for future SMART SCALE projects, and reduce future retrofit projects.   

The plan reviewed existing conditions including crash analysis, traffic operations and access locations. The plan also examined future land use and safety and operations.

Final Route 301 and Route 207 Arterial Preservation Plan - June 2018

Final Route 301 and Route 207 Arterial Preservation Plan Appendices - June 2018

Plan Presentations

Route 301/Route 207 Corridor Study Overview Presentation

Route 301 and Route 207 Arterial Management Plan Kick-off Meeting Presentation

Route 301 and Route 207 Arterial Management Plan Preliminary Recommendations Presentation to Stakeholders: December 7, 2017

King George Board of Supervisors Presentation: December 19, 2017

Caroline County Stakeholder Presentation: January 2018

King George County Stakeholder Presentation: February 2018

Public Meeting on Final Study Recommendations: April 25 and May 1, 2018

Public meetings were held in spring 2018 to share final recommendations from the arterial preservation plan:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

5-7 p.m.

L.E. Smoot Memorial Library

9533 Kings Highway

King George, VA 22485


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

5-7 p.m.

Caroline County Community Services Center

17202 Richmond Turnpike

Milford, VA 22514

Meeting Documents

Meeting Presentation, King George location

Meeting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet

Intersection Improvements: Final Study Recommendations, Port Royal to Potomac River

Intersection Improvements: Final Study Recommendations, Route 1 at Carmel Church to Port Royal

Meeting Display: King George Map Key

Meeting Display: King George (1)

Meeting Display: King George (2)

Meeting Display: Caroline Map Key

Meeting Display: Caroline


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