Route 218 Paving and Safety Improvements
Project at a Glance
Late April 2015
Est Completion Date
Lengths and Limits
Ferry Road (Stafford) to Machodoc Creek (King George)
King George and Stafford
About the Project
Construction will begin in late April 2015 on a $5.2 million package of pavement and safety improvements along 15 miles of Route 218 in King George and Stafford counties.
The project qualifies for federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding, which seeks to reduce highway crashes.
Improvements will include a new asphalt surface over 15 miles of Route 218, giving motorists a smoother ride and eliminating cracking, rutting and potholes.
The project’s limits start at Ferry Road in Stafford and ends at Machodoc Creek in King George, east of Route 301.
New traffic safety features will be added, including:
• New pavement markings and messages
• Raised pavement markers
• Sign upgrades and replacements
• Tree removal
• Minor shoulder widening and safety pavement edge
Approximately 5,000 vehicles a day travel the busiest segment of Route 218 in the project area. Route 218 is known as White Oak Road in Stafford, and Caledon Road and Windsor Drive in King George.
What Motorists Can Expect
Traffic on Route 218 will reduced to one lane Mondays through Fridays between dawn and dusk.
No lane closures are permitted between 6-9 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. to avoid causing congestion at peak commuting times.
The work zone’s precise location will change as work progresses along Route 218. Construction will be completed by December 2015.
Specific lane closure information and locations will be communicated weekly through VDOT’s lane closure forecast, Hot Spots, which is issued each Friday afternoon for the upcoming week.
Hot Spots for VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District can be viewed online at www.VirginiaDOT.org:
Or, to receive Hot Spots directly by email, please send a message to fredericksburginfo@VDOT.Virginia.Gov with “Hot Spots” in the subject line.
Real-time traffic, lane closure and work zone information is also available on www.511Virginia.org.
Motorists can also access 511Virginia by calling 511 from any telephone in Virginia, or downloading VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app.