VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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Dec. 2, 2020

Participate in a virtual/online design public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 9 to learn more about a safety improvement project at Route 17 and Route 216 (Guinea Road)

FREDERICKSBURG, Va.   The public is invited to learn more about a project to enhance safety near the intersection of Route 17 and Route 216 (Guinea Road) in Gloucester County, and to provide comment on the proposed design.

A virtual/online design public hearing on this proposed project will be held:

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020

5 p.m.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff will deliver a presentation starting at 5 p.m. and will be available afterward to answer questions. Participants can use the online chat feature to ask questions or submit comments, or ask questions and provide comments by phone through a call-in feature.

No pre-registration is required to participate. Find a link to the virtual/online meeting at the project page at virginiadot.org/Route17Gloucester. The meeting recording and presentation will also be available on the project page following the meeting.

Provide Comment

Comments will be accepted through December 19, 2020. Comments can be submitted by email at fred.comments@vdot.virginia.gov, or sent by mail to:

Mr. Curtis Holloway, P.E.

VDOT Project Manager

87 Deacon Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Complete the online comment form at the virtual public hearing page, available from virginiadot.org/Route 17Gloucester.

Project Background

This proposed project is being funded with federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds.

Proposed design changes seek to improve safety by reducing conflicts points near this intersection, which reduces the crash risk for motorists and pedestrians.

Two commercial entrances along Route 17 northbound would become right-turn-in only, directing emerging traffic to use the main York River Crossing shopping center exit at the traffic signal. Along Route 17 southbound, the northernmost entrance to the Hayes Plaza shopping center would close, directing traffic to use the main signalized entrance and exit. 

On Guinea Road, the existing concrete median would be slightly shifted to allow for construction of a dedicated left turn lane and dedicated through lane for traffic approaching Route 17. The project would retain a dedicated right turn lane.

Construction is anticipated to start in early 2023 and conclude in October 2023.

The project cost is estimated at $977,900.


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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