VDOT Studying Truslow-U.S. 1 Intersection
BY SCOTT SHENK THE FREE LANCE–STAR October 14, 2019
Here is a quick follow up to the Truslow Road–U.S. 1 intersection, where some Stafford County supervisors want temporary stoplight signals during a bridge project that will close part of Truslow.
The Virginia Department of Transportation based its position—that no signal is warranted—on previous studies.
VDOT says it will collect more traffic counts over the next several weeks to get more up-to-date data, local spokeswoman Kelly Hannon said.
“This effort will also capture the vehicle turning movements at the intersection, including the number of vehicles turning left to travel north on Route 1,” she said in an email. “We will also capture the volume of traffic crossing I-95 on the Truslow Road overpass.”
The overpass is expected to be closed in early 2020 and remain shuttered for 9 months.
Traffic (including Stafford High School buses and teen drivers) that usually crosses the overpass will use other local roads, with some expected to use the Truslow–U.S. 1 intersection, near the busy intersection at U.S. 17.
County supervisors are concerned about safety at the intersection if traffic increases there.
The overpass is being rebuilt as part of the I–95 express lanes extension. A bridge pier in the median will be removed so the express lanes can be extended, and the span will be lengthened for the future widening of the interstate.
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