Coming Soon: Route 17 Corridor Improvements at Tappahannock
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DESIGN PUBLIC HEARING
The public is invited to attend a design public hearing on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, to learn more about a project to improve several locations along Route 17 at Tappahannock in Essex County.
The design public hearing will be held:
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Tappahannock Municipal Building
915 Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. at the public hearing to review displays, proposed plans, and discuss questions with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff. No formal presentation will be given at the public hearing.
Comments will be accepted at the public hearing and afterward through May 18, 2019.
Comments may also be submitted by mailing them to Ms. Gina Pelchat, VDOT Project Manager, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.
Comments may be emailed to fred.comments@VDOT.Virginia.Gov. Please reference “Route 17 Improvements” in the subject line.
This project seeks to improve safety and efficiency at several locations on Route 17 in Tappahannock in Essex County:
Route 17 and Route 360 (Queen Street) intersection
The existing pavement at the intersection will be reconfigured to increase the right turn radius from Queen Street to westbound Church Lane. The entrances to the Essex County parking lot will be reconstructed to reduce eastbound traffic queueing. Also, the pedestrian crossing will be relocated and rebuilt with handicapped-accessible curb ramps.
Route 17 and Route 725 (Winston Road) intersection
This crossover will be converted to eliminate left turns from Winston Road onto Route 17 southbound. A median island will be built in the crossover, and the existing curb will be modified to improve the alignment and position for turning traffic.
Route 17 northbound and southbound shoulder improvements between Route 1030 (Granary Road) and Route 698
To enhance pedestrian and bicycle travel along the Route 17 corridor, the existing graded shoulder will be paved for 3,500 feet along Route 17 northbound and 2,500 feet of Route 17 southbound.
Essex County submitted an application to build this $1 million project through Virginia’s SMART SCALE transportation funding program.
This project seeks to improve pedestrian and bicyclist travel along Route 17 in Tappahannock, as well as enhance safety by modifying a crossover at one intersection, and improve the turning radius at another intersection.