VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
(540) 656-0321 cell


Sept. 13, 2021

Stop by a design public hearing from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Dorothy Hart Community Center in Fredericksburg, or submit comments online, by email or mail

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites the public to participate in a comment opportunity for an intersection improvement project at Route 1 and Fall Hill Avenue in Fredericksburg.

A design public hearing will be held:

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021
5-7 p.m.
Dorothy Hart Community Center
408 Canal Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Inclement weather date, if needed: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at the same time and location

Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. at the public hearing to review displays, proposed plans, and discuss questions with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and City of Fredericksburg staff.

Comments will be accepted at the public hearing, and afterward through Oct. 1, 2021.

Meeting materials are posted online at the project webpage:

Under the Public Outreach tab, visit the virtual meeting page to provide public comment using the online feedback form.

For individuals who prefer to share comments by mail or email, comments may be sent to Mr. Byrd Holloway, P.E., VDOT Project Manager, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405 or fred.comments@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “Route 1/Fall Hill Avenue Improvements” 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 (540) 899-4288 or (TTY/TDD users call 711).

Project Background

The City of Fredericksburg submitted an application to build this $7.2 million project through Virginia’s SMART SCALE transportation program.

To reduce congestion and improve traffic flow at the Route 1 and Fall Hill Avenue intersection, a southbound right turn lane is proposed, and the northbound right turn lane would be extended. On Fall Hill Avenue, three lanes are proposed on the eastern and western approaches to Route 1.

Conflict points would be reduced on Route 1 by extending the raised median along Route 1 and converting a short portion of Amaret Street to a one-way condition.

SMART SCALE was established to choose the right transportation projects for funding and ensure the best use of limited tax dollars. Potential projects that have been determined to meet a need identified in VTrans – the state’s long-range multi-modal transportation plan – are scored based on safety, congestion, accessibility, land use, economic development and the environment.

Once projects are scored and prioritized, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has the best information possible to select projects for funding.


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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