Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Musings on Rt. 3
I’m here at the Courtland town hall meeting, and State Route 3 is coming up a lot. The meeting is focusing on the proposed toll road, which would connect a proposed interchange with I-95 at the Fredericksburg rest area. This toll road would connect the interchange to Gordon Road.
Transportation engineers say that the toll road could save commuters as much as 15 minutes of time stuck on Rt 3. Residents speaking at the meeting are skeptical about those numbers. They’ve suggested the toll road would save 3 to 7 minutes. And they’re pretty sure drivers aren’t going to pay $1 (the maximum toll the local toll road authority can charge) for those few minutes.
So I’m a bit curious: Would you pay to bypass traffic on Rt. 3 West? How much? And how much time would you have to save before you’d shell out any cash?
And to keep things a little light, I’ll repeat a tweet I wrote after getting off Rt. 3 tonight, on my way to the meeting at Riverbend High School: