Coming Soon: Route 1 and Fall Hill Avenue Intersection Improvements
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A design public hearing for this project was held:
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021
Dorothy Hart Community Center
408 Canal Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
The public comment period closed on Oct. 1, 2021. During the comment period, VDOT received numerous comments requesting additional pedestrian crossing accommodations at the intersection. New crosswalks and pedestrian signal crossing equipment are planned to be included at each leg of the intersection as part of the project. This was not shown clearly on the meeting display, and we apologize for the confusion.
(New!) Updated Project Display: Posted August 2022
Virtual meeting page at publicinput.com with online comment form
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Document
Project SMART SCALE application
Meeting Display: Typical section, Fall Hill Avenue
Meeting Display: Typical section, Route 1
Video: Public involvement process overview
A project submitted for SMART SCALE funding by the City of Fredericksburg seeks to redesign the intersection of Route 1 and Fall Hill Avenue to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow.
On Route 1, this project will add a southbound right turn lane and extend the northbound right turn lane. The project also aims to reduce conflict points on Route 1 by extending the raised median along Route 1 and converting a short portion of Amaret Street to a one-way condition.
On Fall Hill Avenue, the project would provide three lanes on both the eastern and western approaches.
New crosswalks and pedestrian signal crossing equipment are planned to be included at each leg of the intersection as part of the project.
The project redesigns the intersection by expanding capacity to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow on Route 1 and Fall Hill Avenue.
The project also will also provide new sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian signals at the intersection.
Design Public Hearing: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 5-7 p.m. Click on the "public outreach" tab at the right of the page to see meeting materials.
Right of Way: April 2023
Project advertised for construction: May 2024
Construction begins: Summer 2024
Construction complete: Summer 2025
Byrd Holloway, P.E., VDOT Senior Project Manager
"> Route 1 and Fall Hill Avenue Intersection Improvement Project
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Major funding source: SMART SCALE
State ID: 0001-111-316,C501,P101,R201
Federal ID: NHPP-5111(380)