Under Construction: Route 17 Business (Main Street), Route 14, and Route 3 Intersection Improvements


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Construction of a project to reduce driver delay at the intersection of Route 3/Route 14 (John Clayton Memorial Highway) and Route 17 Business (Main Street) in Gloucester County will begin after the Labor Day holiday, on Wednesday, Sept. 9. 2020. 

When construction is complete in February 2021, Route 17 Business traffic will have dual left turn lanes and dual right turn lanes when turning onto Route 3/14.

On Route 3/14, the traffic pattern approaching Route 17 Business will change to allow for dual left turns southbound. One of the left turn lanes will become a shared lane, and would allow traffic to turn left, proceed straight across, or turn right.

New sidewalks with handicapped-accessible ramps, crosswalks, and traffic signal equipment for pedestrian crossings will be installed at the intersection.

Construction crews will begin work in September 2020 by building sidewalk and handicapped-accessible ramps, followed by the construction of new concrete medians, turn lanes, and installation of new pavement markings. In December 2020, crews are expected to begin installation of the new traffic signal equipment.

Most lane closures for construction will be scheduled to occur outside of peak travel times. No lane closures are permitted on Route 3/14 westbound and Route 17 southbound between 5-9 a.m. on weekdays, or between 4-7 p.m. on Route 3/14 eastbound and Route 17 northbound. 

Outside of restricted hours, motorists are encouraged to allow additional travel time to navigate the work zone area at the intersection.

For traffic traveling from Mathews County on Route 3/14, approaching the Route 17 Business intersection, traffic will be reduced to a single lane for all movements during the majority of the project, expect for 5-9 a.m. on weekdays.  

The project contractor is Shamrock Construction Corporation of Hampton, Va.


  • Enhance pedestrian travel at intersection
  • Reduce congestion and driver delays at intersection


Phase: Under Construction

Lat/Long: 37.412299, -76.520150

Locality: Gloucester

Page last modified: Aug. 17, 2020