FR-23-07: Route 1 - Caroline County

FR-23-07 Overview Map

Route 1 – Caroline County


The Phase 2 survey regarding potential improvements on Route 1 in Caroline, for its entire length between Spotsylvania and Hanover counties is complete.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compile and analyze data related to VTrans needs that have been identified along the corridor and to produce recommended improvements. Emphasis should be placed on the higher priority needs locations and maintaining capacity preservation along Route 1, to include the management of overflow traffic due to incidents on I-95. Additionally, pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements and access, and transit access will be evaluated. Deliverables should include recommendations in the form of SMART SCALE-ready projects containing analytical documentation, which fully support the recommended improvement(s).

Study Partners

  • Caroline County
  • George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC)
  • JMT

Key Points of Contact

District Lead: Linda LaSut and Casandra Lord

Lead Consultant: John Riley and Karzan Bahaaldin


Phase 1 May - August 2023 Diagnose Problems/Conduct Initial Public Outreach/Brainstorm Alternatives
Phase 2 September - December 2023 Evaluate Preliminary Alternatives/Conduct Public Outreach and Obtain Feedback/Select Preferred Alternatives
Phase 3 January-July 2024  Conduct Risk Assessment/Develop and Refine Preferred Alternatives/Prepare Cost Estimate and Investment Strategy

Phase 1 Public Engagement Summary

The Phase 1 survey regarding potential transportation safety, operations, access, and bicycle/pedestrian improvements on Route 1 in Caroline County, for its entire length between Spotsylvania and Hanover counties, is complete.

Dates Number of Participants (unique individuals)
July 17-31, 2023 464
The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Safety Improvements 79%
Capacity Preservation 62%
Pedestrian Safety Improvements 55%
Bicycle Access 50%
Pedestrian Access 46%
Transit Access 45%
What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 99%
Cycling 7%
Walking 6%
Truck or Commercial Vehicle 5%
Other 3%
Carpool / Vanpool 1%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 0%
Metro Bus, Local Bus, or Commuter Bus 0%

Last updated: May 17, 2024

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