George Washington Memorial Highway Widening Project (Route 17)
Project at a Glance
Construction estimate: 2014
Adam Jack, P.E.
About the Project
Route 17, George Washington Memorial Highway, is currently a four-lane divided Highway with an average daily volume of approximately 63,000 vehicles. Currently, motorists experience traffic congestion with delays during the commuter peak travel periods. Traffic volumes are projected to increase to approximately 104,000 vehicles per day by the design year 2029.
The proposed improvements will increase the capacity of George Washington Memorial Highway between Hampton Highway and Wolf Trap Road in York County, from four lanes to six lanes - three lanes each, both north and southbound.
The proposed roadway will include a raised median, curb and gutter with a shared-use path parallel to the northbound lane from Mill Road to Showalter Road.
The two existing bridges over the Poquoson River will be replaced with one bridge carrying six lanes of traffic and a shared-use path.