Commonwealth Transportation Board Approves $625M for Fredericksburg District Projects

by | Jun 16, 2016 | Government

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The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, approved the latest Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), which allocated $625.5 million for 120 transportation projects in the Fredericksburg District, $14.4 billion statewide, according to Tamara Rollison of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

Projects, including highway, road, bridge, rail, transit, and bicycle/pedestrian paths, will be funded over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2016.

For the first time the SYIP includes projects that were scored and approved for full funding under the state’s new data-driven prioritization process. Formerly called House Bill 2 or HB2, the program is now called “SMART SCALE, Funding the Right Transportation Projects in Virginia.” SMART SCALE stands for System for the Management and Allocation of Resources for Transportation.

Funded Fredericksburg Region projects include:

1 – I-95 Rappahannock River crossings northbound and southbound.

2 – Virginia Central Railway Trail Bridge over north Hazel Run in Fredericksburg.

3 – Chatham Bridge replacement.

4 – Turn lane improvements at Lafayette Boulevard and Harrison Road.

5 – A new commuter parking lot at Route 1 and Commonwealth Drive.

6 – A Lafayette Boulevard/Kenmore Avenue roundabout.

7 – Route 1 over Potomac Creek bridge replacement in Stafford County.

8 – Intersection improvements at Route 17 and Mills Drive (Route 609)

9 – I-95 Safety improvements at Route 3 from exit 130A to Cowan Boulevard.

10 – Commuter lot expansion at I-95 east of exit 140 in Stafford County.

11 – Turn lane improvements at Route 208 (Courthouse Road) in Spotsylvania County.

12 – Bridge Replacement at Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) over I-95.

13 – Bike and pedestrian upgrades on Leeland Road in Spotsylvania County.

View the complete list of 120 approved Fredericksburg District projects at Commonwealth Transportation Board Fredericksburg District 2017 – 2022 Final.

VDOT’s Fredericksburg District is comprised of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland.

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