Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


Feb. 24, 2017

Motorists should be alert for signs, fencing and equipment next week, and lane closures starting Monday, March 6

FREDERICKSBURG – Construction to improve the intersection of Route 1 and Route 632 (Hickory Ridge Road) in Spotsylvania County’s Thornburg area will begin next week.

The $2 million project seeks to reduce crashes and improve traffic flow by building additional turn lanes at the intersection.

Construction will be completed by July 11, 2017. When work is finished, motorists can use:

  • A new left turn lane on Route 1 northbound to Hickory Ridge Road westbound
  • A new right turn lane on Hickory Ridge Road eastbound to Route 1 southbound
  • An extended right turn lane on Route 1 southbound to Hickory Ridge Road westbound

Drivers can expect to encounter single lane closures on Route 1, and single lane closures with flagging on Hickory Ridge Road while the project is underway.

The project contractor is Kickin’ Asphalt Paving and Excavating, LLC, of Strasburg, Va. Crews will begin to install signs and sediment control fencing on Monday, Feb. 27 in the work zone. Lane closures are not scheduled to begin until the week of Monday, March 6.

This project is being funded with revenue sharing funds, with half of the project’s cost contributed by Spotsylvania County.


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