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Officials to present U.S. 1 upgrade plans
BY SCOTT SHENK
Federal Highway Administration officials will host a second meeting next week on a study of planned improvements to U.S. 1 in the Boswell’s Corner area of Stafford County.
The meeting is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hilldrup Moving & Storage at 4022 Jefferson Davis Highway in North Stafford.
Officials held the first public meeting on the studies in May. The Federal Highway Administration is involved because the improvements are needed as a result of Base Realignment and Closure changes that have brought 3,000 additional workers to Marine Corps Base Quantico and the surrounding area.
Tuesday’s meeting will include an update and presentation of conceptual plans for the projects aimed at fixing congestion and safety issues along U.S. 1 from Telegraph Road in Stafford to Joplin and Fuller roads in Prince William County.
One project focuses on U.S. 1 and likely will include adding lanes. The other focuses on the Telegraph Road intersection on U.S. 1 north of Garrisonville Road.
The federal agency is overseeing the studies along with help from local and state officials.
The Telegraph Road intersection project has $4 million in federal funding. Officials have said that construction could start later this year and be finished by late 2013.
The U.S. 1 improvements have no definitive timeline and no funding.
Scott Shenk: 540/374-5436