Studies: Route 17 and Route 360 Corridor Study
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A virtual/online public meeting and comment opportunity was offered to share proposed concepts to promote safety and reduce congestion on Route 17/Route 360 in the Tappahannock area.
A virtual public meeting was held on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.
Based on the crash history, existing traffic concerns, and traffic congestion expected in the future, improvement alternatives have been developed for three distinct areas within the corridor.
Additional Meeting Materials
The meeting presentation slides and a link to a video recording of the meeting will be posted to this project page after Oct. 14, 2021.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has completed a study of Route 17 and Route 360 corridor in the Town of Tappahannock from Airport Road to LaGrange Industrial Drive.
Route 17 (Church Lane) is the main north-south road in the Town of Tappahannock’s historic district. It is
is also a corridor of statewide significance for moving people and goods throughout Virginia and outside
the state. Route 17 and Route 360 run concurrently through the Town of Tappahannock from Queen Street
through Brays Fork.
This study examined safety issues for motorists, pedestrians, and other travel modes like bicyclists and
bus riders, and traffic congestion and access spacing issues. The study also recommends improvements to address these issues.
This study is part of VDOT’s Strategically Targeted and Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) program,
in which VDOT planners and engineers work with local planners and stakeholders to address critical
safety and traffic congestion challenges at key locations throughout Virginia.
The STARS Program seeks to develop comprehensive, innovative transportation improvements to relieve congestion bottlenecks and create projects that improve critical traffic and safety challenges to be programmed in the VDOT Six-Year Improvement Program.
Click here to view a fact sheet on the STARS program.
Consultant firms EPR and Kimley-Horn assisted VDOT with this study.
- Develops project concepts for future funding opportunities
- Seeks to relieve congestion bottlenecks, and improve critical traffic and safety challenges
- Engages public to share feedback on their travel experience at the beginning of the study to address concerns, and then comment on proposed concepts as the study nears completion.
Study Begins: March 2021
Online Public Survey: Early May 2021-Early June 2021
Second Online Public Survey, on Draft Study Recommendations: October 8-November 5, 2021
Virtual Citizen Information Meeting: October 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Study Complete: Spring 2022
Linda LaSut, VDOT Assistant District Planning Manager
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
(540) 656-0321 cell
Lat/Long: 37.925842, -76.859376