VDOT News - Fredericksburg



LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


Nov. 7, 2019

Work is expected to continue for several weeks near Potomac Creek Drive; Drivers can expect intermittent single lane closures on Route 1 southbound near work zone

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) opened a new left turn lane on Route 1 southbound at Route 761 (Potomac Creek Drive) in Stafford County on Tuesday, Nov. 5. 

Drivers on Route 1 southbound now have a designated left turn lane at Potomac Creek Drive, which provides a safer environment for drivers turning left.

Potomac Creek Drive intersects with Route 1 between American Legion Road and Enon Road.

Construction is expected to continue on Route 1 in the vicinity of Potomac Creek Drive for several weeks. 

Drivers can expect intermittent single lane closures in the work zone Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. – noon, until the project is complete in Jan. 2020.  

Project Background

The $1.8 million SMART SCALE project built a left turn lane on Route 1 southbound at Potomac Creek Drive near an industrial park entrance.

Stafford County submitted an application to build this project through Virginia’s SMART SCALE transportation funding program. 


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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.

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