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Virginia proposes $5M improvement to Route 3 at shopping mall

Posted by Joe Bell on December 23, 2020
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Virginia proposes $5M improvement to Route 3 at shopping mall

December 22, 2020 Uriah Kiser   Potomac Local

 

Photo: VDOT

Planners are looking to spend $5 million to improve traffic flow outside of Spotsylvania Towne Center.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says the 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), at Mission Barbecue, and Salem Church Road 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 la Planners are looking to spend $5 million to improve traffic flow on Route 3, just outside of Spotsylvania Towne Center.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says the 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), at Mission Barbecue and Salem Church Road.

Eliminating these areas will allow this travel lane to be used by through traffic and by traffic turning right, the Virginia Department of Transportation says.

On Route 3 eastbound, a concrete island at the right turn lane to Mall Court, where a Burger King is located, will be modified, and the right lane will become a shared through travel and a right turn lane. Dual right turn lanes from northbound Mall Court to Route 3 eastbound will be built, controlled by a dedicated traffic signal, VDOT says.

View the 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.

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.

The meeting recording and presentation will also be available on the project page following the meeting.

 

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