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Public invited to comment on Route 3 project in Spotsylvania this week

From VDOT:

The public is invited to learn more about a project to make operational improvements on Route 3 in Spotsylvania County between Mall Drive and Salem Church Road, and to provide comment on the proposed design.

A virtual/online design public hearing on this proposed project will be held:

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021

6 p.m.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff will deliver a presentation starting at 6 p.m. and will be available afterward to answer questions. Participants can use the online chat feature to ask questions or submit comments, or ask questions and provide comments by phone through a call-in feature.

No pre-registration is required to participate. Find a link to the virtual/online meeting at the project at virginiadot.org/Route3Spotsylvania. The meeting recording and presentation will also be available on the project page following the meeting.

Provide Comment

Comments will be accepted through Jan. 16, 2021. Comments can be submitted by email at [email protected], or sent by mail to:

Mr. Curtis Holloway, P.E.

VDOT Project Manager

87 Deacon Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Complete the online comment form at the virtual public hearing page, available from virginiadot.org/Route3Spotsylvania. 

Project Background

This proposed project will enhance capacity and improve traffic flow by eliminating the right turn lane bump-out areas along Route 3 westbound between Route 639 (Bragg Road) and Chamber Drive. Eliminating these areas will allow this travel lane to be used by through traffic and by traffic turning right.

On Route 3 eastbound, a concrete island at the right turn lane to Mall Drive will be modified, and the right lane will become a shared through travel and right turn lane. Dual right turn lanes from northbound Mall Drive to Route 3 eastbound will be built, controlled by a dedicated traffic signal.

View proposed project designs online.

Construction is anticipated to start in January 2024 and conclude in May 2025.

The project cost is estimated to cost $5 million.

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