VDOT News - Fredericksburg



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Oct. 8, 2021

Take the online survey to share feedback on draft recommendations, and join us for virtual information meeting on Thursday, Oct. 14

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites the public to participate in a virtual/online public meeting and comment opportunity to share their feedback on proposed concepts to promote safety and reduce congestion on Route 17/Route 360 in the Tappahannock area.

In partnership with the Town of Tappahannock, Essex County and other local stakeholders, VDOT is conducting a planning study of the Route 17 and Route 360 corridor.

After gathering public comment during spring 2021 on traveler experiences in this corridor, the study team is presenting draft recommendations for improvements. The study does not set construction dates for any improvements. Instead, the study is intended to result in proposed improvements that localities can choose to pursue for funding in the future.

A virtual/online public meeting to share draft concepts is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Draft study concepts are posted on the project page, along with information on how to access and participate in the virtual public meeting: https://www.virginiadot.org/Route17andRoute360

An online survey is also available through November 5, 2021.

For individuals who prefer to share comments in writing or by email, comments may be sent to Linda LaSut, VDOT Project Manager, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, or emailed to fred.comments@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “Route 17 and Route 360 Study” in the email subject line.

VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need further information on these policies or need special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact the project manager at the phone number listed above (TTY/TDD users call 711).

Study Background

This study is examining safety issues for motorists and pedestrians, and for other travel modes such as bicyclists and bus riders. It is also analyzing traffic congestion and access spacing issues.

This study is part of VDOT’s Strategically Targeted and Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) program. Through the program, VDOT planners and engineers work with local planners and stakeholders to address critical safety and traffic congestion challenges at key locations throughout Virginia.


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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