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Route 3 Passing Lanes between Potomac Mills and Flat Iron

Project at a Glance
Begin Date
Advertised for construction in September 2020

Est Completion Date
Summer 2022

Preliminary Engineering

$12.75 million



Khalil Minhas, VDOT Project Manager
(540) 899-4288
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
(540) 374-3344

Project Details

This project will build eastbound and westbound passing lanes over a 1.5-mile segment of Route 3 between Potomac Mills and Flat Iron in Westmoreland County.

The project will build a 4-lane undivided roadway from north of Winter Harbor Road to east of Longwood Road. Adding additional lanes along this current two-lane section of Route 3 will provide traffic an opportunity to pass slower-moving vehicles.

Left turn lanes will be added at key intersections.

This Smart Scale project is fully funded through construction. The project's estimated cost is $12.75 million.

The project is scheduled to be advertised for construction in September 2020, with completion in summer 2022.

Design Public Hearing: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

A design public hearing has been scheduled on this project for Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

The public hearing will be held:

5-7 p.m.

Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department

121 James Monroe Highway

Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Stop by between 5-7 p.m. to review proposed project plans and discuss your questions with VDOT staff. The meeting will be held in an open house format. No formal presentation will be delivered.

The public may comment on the project at the public hearing, or submit comments postmarked or sent electronically by December 9, 2017.

Comments may be emailed to fred.comments@VDOT.Virginia.Gov.

Comments may be mailed to Mr. Khalil Minhas, Project Manager, VDOT Fredericksburg District Office, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.

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