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Traffic is – to put it nicely – one of our greatest challenges.  Though we’ve made some headway we still need people in office who will use their knowledge and experience to solve congestion.  I will miss serving on the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC).  I appreciate their kind farewell and recognition of my 12 years in working with the committee.

DHL Distribution Center Coming to Stafford County

DHL Distribution Center Coming to Stafford County

Over the objections of existing businesses like GDC Trucking and Estes Trucking, our Board changed all of the M1 industrial zoning to a rarely used B3 commercial zoning. We did so for the express intent of limiting heavy truck traffic to what was already grandfathered in place. 

Express Lanes Extension, One Year Later

Express Lanes Extension, One Year Later

Just more than a year has passed since the first extension of the Interstate 95 express lanes merge in North Stafford opened on Oct. 31, 2017. Just more than a year has passed since the first extension of the Interstate 95 express lanes merge in North Stafford opened...

Brooke Road Safety Improvements

Brooke Road Safety Improvements

BROOKE ROAD - STATE ROUTE 608 From 2.44 miles south of Eskimo Hill Road (SR-628) to 0.64 mile south of Eskimo Hill Road - Project Length = 1.8 Miles Project is part of the Youth Driver Task Force recommendations and is included in the 2008 Transportation Bond...

Fixes to Congested Interstate

Fixes to Congested Interstate

A roundtable meeting between members of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and high-ranking lawmakers in Washington took up the vexing issue of congestion on Interstate 95 and how to fix it. While some ideas were floated there was no clear...

Major Transportation Projects

Major Transportation Projects

Work on the transportation network never really ends. And that will be clear in the Fredericksburg area for the foreseeable future. The Interstate 95 corridor from Garrisonville to State Route 3 essentially will become a 15-mile work zone for the next five...

Express Lanes Extension

Express Lanes Extension

Governor McAuliffe Announces Deal to Deliver 95 Express Lanes Extension and Provide $277M for Additional Upgrades to the 95 Corridor ~ Deal will also fund the Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that...

I-95 Express Lanes Southern Extension

I-95 Express Lanes Southern Extension

I-95 EXPRESS LANES SOUTHERN TERMINUS EXTENSION IN STAFFORD COUNTY OPENING TUESDAY, OCT. 31 New two-mile expansion adds new Express Lanes entrance and exit ramps south of Exit 143 at Garrisonville Road FREDERICKSBURG – A project to extend Interstate 95 Express Lanes by...

Courthouse Road Interchange

Courthouse Road Interchange

The Interstate 95 Courthouse Road interchange construction project has been on the books since 1991. The plan is to build a completely new interchange about a half of a mile south of the existing interchange, effectively bypassing the existing section of  Courthouse...

Fourth lane could be built as part of Courthouse interchange project

When we speak out about our concerns, we have much more influence in the decision making process. Great to see that a 4th southbound I-95 lane at the Courthouse Road interchange is being considered. VDOT will host a meeting from 5–7 p.m. on March 24 at Colonial Forge...