Studies: Route 1 Corridor Planning Study, Spotsylvania County
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Final Study Report
The completed study report may be viewed here.
Virtual/Online Citizen Information Meeting: June 7, 2021
A virtual/online citizen information meeting was held on June 7 to share draft recommendations from a planning study of the Route 1 corridor in Spotsylvania County between Commonwealth Drive and the Caroline County line.
VDOT representatives will make a presentation beginning at 6 p.m. and will be present to answer questions after the presentation is complete. The presentation will be available for review throughout the comment period.
Give your comments during or after the virtual presentation, online, or by email to Ms. Linda LaSut, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.
You may email your comments to fred.comments@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Please reference “Route 1 Corridor Study Comment” in the subject line. All comments must be received by June 17, 2021.
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 special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Linda LaSut at 540-899-4260 or TTY/TDD 711.
Online Survey: May-June 2020
To gather public input at the beginning of this study process, VDOT offered an online survey in May-June 2020 to gather feedback on traveler experiences in the corridor. Comments received helped to determine which locations along Route 1 were reviewed for potential improvements as part of the arterial management plan.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with Spotsylvania County and the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO), studied ways to reduce congestion and improve safety on the Route 1 corridor, specifically from Commonwealth Drive in the Massaponax area to the Caroline County line.
The purpose of the study was to identify potential operational and safety improvements, especially at 12 intersections along the corridor:
- Commonwealth Drive
- Route 749 (Old Telegraph Road)
- Lad Land Drive
- Route 608 (Massaponax Church Road)
- Route 607 (Guinea Station Road)
- River Run Parkway/Massaponax High School Driveway
- Route 632 (Hickory Ridge Road)
- Route 632 (North Roxbury Mill Road)
- North Point Drive/Larkinchew Road
- South Roxbury Mill Road
- Morris Road/Mudd Tavern Road o
- Route 603 (Arcadia Road)
As part of the study process, the project team analyzed the most recent 5 years of crash data, reviewed existing traffic signal timing, looked at planned or possible future economic development, collected traffic counts during weekday peak hours, and investigated appropriate growth rates for future traffic volumes.
The study did 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.
Draft study recommendations for potential improvements were presented to the public in June 2021. A virtual meeting was held at 6 p.m. on June 7, 2021, and the public had an opportunity to comment on the draft recommendations through June 17, 2021, before the plan was finalized.
An online survey was presented to gather public comment at the beginning of the study period, from May 15-June 5, 2020. Around 500 comments were received from the initial online survey.
Proposed study concepts, by location
Guinea Station Road and River Run Parkway: Signal (Short Term)
The project team has set four goals for this study:
- Improve access management along the corridor by looking at consolidating access points or restrict particular movements
- Improve safety
- Improve efficiency by studying traffic operations at the 12 intersections and look at innovative intersection strategies or other upgrades
- Improve the ability of the Route 1 corridor to serve as an alternate route to I-95