Scott Shenk writes about transportation issues affecting Fredericksburg-area residents.
Get details Wednesday on planned Courthouse Road widening
A public hearing on a proposed Courthouse Road widening project will be held Wednesday evening at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford.
The meeting will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. No formal presentation will be given, but there will be displays, brochures as well as consultants and Virginia Department of Transportationrepresentatives to answer questions.
Attendees can write down questions at the meeting. Questions also can be sent by email to fredericksburginfo@VDOT.Virginia.Gov, or by mail to: Kevin Northridge, Virginia Department of Transportation, 87 Deacon Road, Stafford, VA 22405.
The estimated $29.9 million project would widen a two-mile stretch of Route 630 to four lanes west of Interstate 95, according to the VDOT. The area that would be widened runs from Cedar Lane to just west of Winding Creek Road.
There is no time frame for the project, but it could be put out for contract in 2016.
The widened section of Courthouse Road would connect with the planned Interstate 95 interchange project on the same road.
The estimated $183-million interchange project would replace the current the existing diamond-style on- and off-ramp—the last of their kind on I–95 in Stafford.
The designs aren’t finalized and it has to get Federal Highway Administration approval first, but the interchange project could be advertised for construction in early 2016.
It is expected to take up to three years to finish the estimated $183 million project, which isn’t yet fully funded.
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