Stafford County Sheriff's Office
RELEASE: IMMEDIATE June 7, 2013
CONTACT: Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344 (office)
Tina Bundy 540-899-4560 (office)
GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR ROUTE 17 WIDENING
Construction begins to widen roadway over two miles in Stafford County near I-95
WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony
Route 17 Widening, Stafford County
WHEN: Wednesday, June 12
WHERE: VDOT Park & Ride Lot
Route 17 (between McLane Drive and Plantation Drive)
WHO: Sean T. Connaughton, Virginia Secretary of Transportation
This event will break ground on a nearly $50 million widening of Route 17 in Stafford County, which will reduce congestion and improve traffic flow on this critical freight and commercial corridor near the point it merges with Interstate 95.
Route 17 will be widened from four lanes to six lanes between just south of McLane Drive to just north of Stafford Lakes Parkway, a distance of approximately 2 miles.
This project will build a continuous right turn lane in each direction, and dual left turn lanes at intersections will be built as needed.
This project will greatly enhance the ability of through traffic to move along Route 17 to the Interstate 95 interchange, and allow local traffic to enter and exit commercial entrances.
From Interstate 95 North
Take Exit 133/Warrenton to enter Route 17 northbound. At the end of the ramp, merge onto Route 17 northbound. Proceed straight for less than a half-mile. Turn left at traffic signal to enter the VDOT Park & Ride facility.
From Interstate 95 South
Take Exit 133/Warrenton to enter Route 17 northbound. At the end of the ramp, merge onto Route 17 westbound. Proceed straight for less than a half-mile. Turn left at traffic signal to enter the VDOT Park & Ride facility.