VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Alexis Breeden 540-547-1752


Aug. 23, 2023

Parking will be prohibited for 15 consecutive days at most lots when work is underway; Schedule updates posted to virginiadot.org/FredParkandRideResurfacing

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Resurfacing will be underway in five Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Park and Ride commuter lots in the Fredericksburg area during fall 2023 to smooth the pavement and freshen lane markings.

The $2.9 million project will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the Carmel Church Park and Ride lot in Caroline County and at the Old Salem Church Road Park and Ride lot in Spotsylvania County. Both lots will be closed for 15 consecutive days, weather permitting.

Construction is being staggered to allow lot users to relocate on a temporary basis to the closest convenient Park and Ride lot.

The following lots will also be resurfaced this fall, before Dec. 1:

Spotsylvania County

  • Gordon Road and Route 3

Stafford County

  • Falmouth (Route 17)
  • Mine Road South

Most lots will close for 15 consecutive days once resurfacing begins at that location. Due to the size of the Gordon Road Park and Ride lot, resurfacing work will be accomplished in sections, and this lot will always remain open for parking with a reduced number of spaces.

Approximately two weeks before resurfacing begins in a lot, message boards will be posted to notify lot users. Updated schedule information will also be posted online at the project page.

To find an alternative Park & Ride lot location during these temporary lot closures, visit the Virginia Department of Transportation Park and Ride interactive map.

The project contractor is Superior Paving.

Additional Park and Ride Improvements

A $350,000 project for concrete repairs is already underway at spot locations in Fredericksburg area Park and Ride lots. Crews are repairing damaged curbs and sidewalk panels. All ramps will be made accessible.

Planning efforts are also underway to identify and replace bus shelters and bicycle racks as needed in area Park and Ride lots.


GWRideConnect is a free ridesharing information and matching service for the Fredericksburg area, part of the George Washington Regional Commission.

Let GWRideConnect help you discover your commuting options, such as carpools, vanpools, and transit. Visit www.gwrideconnect.org or call (540) 373-7665.


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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