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Route 3 and Route 17 Business Corridor Studies

City of Fredericksburg
Project at a Glance
Fredericksburg and Stafford


Stephen Haynes, VDOT District Planning Manager
Tina Bundy, VDOT Communications Coordinator

Study Details

Two busy corridors in the Fredericksburg area have been selected as candidate projects for the STARS (Strategically Targeted and Affordable Roadway Solutions) program.

Click here to see a fact sheet on the STARS program.

Both corridors have been identified by VDOT planners and traffic engineers, local planners and stakeholders as areas that would benefit from small improvements that will relieve congestion and improve safety.

The corridors being studied include Route 17 Business from the Interstate 95 interchange at Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth) to Washington Street in Stafford County, and Route 3 (east of I-95) from the I-95 Interchange at Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) to Route 2 (Dixon Street) in the City of Fredericksburg.

Citizen Information Meeting

The draft findings for these two corridor studies will be available at the meeting for public review and comment. 

Comments received at this meeting will be used to further identify problem areas and to develop final recommendations to relieve congestion and improve safety along these busy transportation corridors.

The citizen information meeting was held:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

5-7 p.m.                                                             

Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters

1201 Caroline Street  

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Meeting Presentation

Meeting Displays: Route 3

Meeting Displays: Route 17 Business

Final Concepts: Route 3

Final Concepts: Route 17 Business

Comments may be emailed through May 17, 2017 to Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov, or mailed to the Virginia Department of Transportation, Fredericksburg District Office, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.

Project Background

The STARS program seeks to develop innovative transportation solutions that will relieve congestion, improve safety, and solve critical traffic and safety challenges throughout the Commonwealth.

The STARS program identifies projects that could be potentially funded in VDOT’s Six-Year Improvement Program or through other funding programs.

VDOT planners and traffic engineers work with local planners and stakeholders to identify areas that will benefit from cost-effective measures aimed at improving safety and reducing congestion. 

Short-term improvements could include cutting back vegetation to improve visibility or adding or improving signage. Intermediate improvements may add travel lanes or modify existing intersections, and long-term improvements could range from roadway realignments to major construction with right-of-way impacts.

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