In cities with a continuously growing population, there is bound to be traffic congestion in areas and intersections of high travel. For this research study, the VDOT improvement project for the Falmouth intersection strives to ease the flow of traffic for travelers passing between Fredericksburg and Stafford. This intersection includes route 1, 17 and 218. The public hearing and community meetings were first held in winter of 2011 which gained input from community members. Eventually, the construction began in 2013 and was expected to be an 18-month project. Originally, the intersection combined a straight lane and left turning lane, which caused great delay and build up. The $25 million dollar intersection project is now complete and includes several other benefits. The purpose, benefits and layout of the plan will be displayed and discussed in detail in the following photo narrative. SOCG 371M Research 1 PDF
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I really enjoyed reading through your project! As someone who lives in Fredericksburg year round, not only for school, I travel through the falmouth intersection almost everyday. The traffic used to be crazy and people would sit at the light for really long times. The first thing I thought of when I heard they were adding more lanes was how beneficial that would be for firetrucks, ambulances and police. Because if you would have ever been sitting at that light when they needed to get through it was rough and there was no where for anyone to go. I liked that you touched on that. I really enjoyed the use of pictures in the project. Even though I already knew most of the information it was really informative and fun to look at!