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Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Darragh.Frye@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

FRED-109318

Nov. 29, 2016



WORK WILL SOON BEGIN TO IMPROVE INTERSECTIONS IN KING GEORGE AND CAROLINE COUNTIES
Project will install a traffic signal at Route 218 and Route 206 in King George, upgrade signal at Route 17 and Route 301 in Caroline County

FREDERICKSBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation will soon begin work to install a new traffic signal at Route 218 (Caledon Road) and Route 206 (Dahlgren Road) in King George County. VDOT will also upgrade the existing signal equipment at the intersection of Route 17 (Tidewater Trail) and Route 301 (A.P. Hill Boulevard) in Caroline County.

Crews will begin placing signs and mobilizing equipment this week.  Most construction work will occur outside the existing travel lanes. However, lane closures and brief delays are expected when the new traffic signal poles are installed, which will be in the spring 2017. Specific dates, times, and locations for the lane closures will be announced as soon as they are scheduled.

The $1.1 million project for both intersections is expected to be complete by fall 2017.  VDOT is using Highway Safety Improvement Program funds to pay for the project.

B&B Signal Company, based in Manassas, was awarded the contract earlier this month.

Approximately 12,000 vehicles a day travel through the Rt. 218 and Rt. 206 intersection in King George, approximately 17,000 vehicles a day travel through the Rt. 17 and Rt. 301 interchange in Port Royal, according to a 2015 VDOT traffic count.

For more information about this project, visit the online project page at www.VirginiaDOT.org:

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/fredericksburg/signal_upgrades_in_caroline_and_king_george.asp



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