Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Massaponax Church Road fix updates
This blog drew some comments about the condition of Massaponax Church Road in the area of Cedar Forest Elementary.
Well, Becky Golden, the director of capital projects, has updated details on the county website.
She said the straightening of the curves, funded by the School Board, will require the county paying to raise the road through the flood plain.
“Our combined project is fully funded and right-of-way negotiations are underway. Construction is expected to begin later this summer and be completed by 12/2011.”
Implementation of the County’s Road Construction program is a careful and deliberate process, since we are acquiring property from our citizens and businesses, and ensuring that the plans address maintenance of traffic, safety and quality control, as well as protection of the environment. These estimated completion dates will be updated quarterly.
|PHASE I PROJECTS||Status as of 4/2010||Estimated Completion Date|
|Harrison East / Kingswood / Beauclaire – Turning Lanes and New Traffic Signal||Completed – Activated 5/21/09|
|Gordon/Chancellor Intersection – Turning Lanes and new traffic signal – Constructing ultimate fill for 4-lane Divided Gordon; constructing ultimate northbound curb and sidewalk||Completed – Activated 11/09|
|Massaponax / Route 17 – Turning lanes and raise road through flood plain||R/W Negotiations Underway||December 2011|
|Massaponax Church Road – improve, straighten and widen to an improved 2-lane road, the portion of Massaponax Church Road from 0.24 mile south of US Route 17 (Mills Drive), to 0.74 mile south of US Route 17 – funded by School Board Facilities account for Cedar Forest Elementary School||R/W Negotiations Underway|
|Smith Station / Piedmont – Turning lanes and new traffic signal||R/W Negotiations Underway||April 2011|
|Mine / Hardwood / Campbell – Turning Lanes and New Traffic Signal||R/W Negotiations Underway||December 2010|
|Mine / Lansdowne – Turning Lanes and New Traffic Signal||R/W Negotiations Underway||May 2011|
|PHASE II PROJECTS – Concept Design Completed, Spotsylvania County Infrastructure, LLC to Design and Construct – Funded in FY 2010 CIP||Estimated Cost||Estimated Completion Date|
|Harrison East / Route 1 – Portion of 4-lane divided Harrison to Graningers Circle; close Rt. 1 Service Road; reconfigure side streets west of Rt. 1; Dual Left turning lanes for northbound Rt. 1; Wide radius for southbound Rt. 1 to westbound Harrison (tractor trailer radius). $10 Million anticipated funding through VDOT Secondary Road 6-year plan allocations – VDOT Funding as of 4/09 is $5.4 Million.||$13.5 Million||January 2015|
|Mine / Falcon / Spotsylvania Ave. – turning lanes for Falcon and Spotsylvania Ave. to eliminate “split” traffic signal phasing||$1.3 Million||January 2013|
|Massaponax / Route 1 – Turning lanes and traffic signal modifications||$1.9 Million||January 2013|
|Jones Powell – 2 lane improved section (11’ lanes w/ 5’ shoulders) From 0.4 Mile East of Belmont Rd to Lawyers Rd. VDOT Funding as of 4/09 is $200,000||$7.5 Million||October 2014|
|Leavells / Galaxie Dr Intersection – Turning lanes (No traffic signal)||$2.8 Million||October 2015|
|Leavells Road – Raise Road through flood plain, including new bridge over Massaponax Creek. $1.2 Million anticipated funding through VDOT Secondary Road 6-year plan allocations – VDOT Funding as of 4/09 is $573,906.||$10.5 Million||October 2015|
|Smith Station / Courthouse – Turning lanes on existing Smith Station alignment and traffic signal modification||$1.7 Million||April 2013|
|Smith Station / Massaponax – Right turn lane for Smith Station in existing right of way||$840,722||October 2015|