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Signal Upgrades in Caroline and King George

Intersections of Route 17 and Route 301, and Route 206 and Route 218

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
November 28, 2016

Est Completion Date
Fall 2017

Phase
Recently Completed

Cost
$1.1 million

Contractor
B&B Signal Company, LLC

Locality
Caroline and King George

District
Fredericksburg

Contact
Sylvester Okpala, VDOT Area Construction Engineer
(540) 907-8174
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
(540) 374-3344

About the Project

This project will install a traffic signal at the intersection of Route 206 (Dahlgren Road), Route 218 (Caledon Road), and Route 632 (St. Paul's Road) in King George County.

This project will also upgrade the existing signal equipment at the intersection of Route 17 (Tidewater Trail) and Route 301 (A.P. Hill Boulevard) in Caroline County.

Construction will begin on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Most construction will occur outside of travel lanes. 

The $1.1 million project is scheduled to be completed by fall 2017.

The project is being funded by the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).

Rt. 206 and Rt. 218: Traffic Signal Activation

A new traffic signal will be activated at the intersection of Route 218 (Caledon Road) and Route 206 (Dahlgren Road) in King George County the week of Wednesdy, May 31, 2017.

The signal will first be placed in flash mode the morning of Wednesday, May 31 for 48 hours. The signal will go into full operation at approximately 3 a.m. Friday, June 2.

Project Benefits

Intersection of Route 206, Route 218 and St. Paul's Road

This intersection does not currently have a traffic signal. Route 206 traffic is free flowing, and traffic from Route 218 and St. Paul's Road is controlled by stop sign.

This intersection's crash history showed an elevated number of crashes where motorists turning left onto Route 206 were struck by oncoming traffic.

Installing a traffic signal is intended to reduce the crash risk, and risk of fatalities and injuries.

Route 17 and Route 301, Caroline County

This project will replace and modernize the existing traffic signal equipment at the intersection.

Currently, signal equipment is hung from a wire spanning the intersection. New signal equipment will be fastened to mast arms from signal poles. Signals will be aligned properly with the travel lanes, which makes it easier for a motorist to properly follow signal direction.

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