The Virginia Department of Transportation will start work Monday on improvements to a busy intersection in the Ferry Farm area.
Motorists will see construction crews working on Ferry Road (State Route 606) between the CSX railroad crossing and Kings Highway (State Route 3), VDOT said in a news release.
This week’s work will be limited to the roadway shoulder.
Crews plan to work Mondays through Fridays. Periodic weekend work may be needed. Travel lanes will be open at peak morning and afternoon rush hour periods on weekdays, but single-lane closures will be scheduled during daytime and overnight hours.
The project is designed to reduce driver delays at the intersection by expanding turn lane capacity.
The $5.1 million intersection improvement project will include the construction of dual left-turn lanes from Ferry Road onto eastbound Route 3. The existing right-turn lane from Route 3 westbound onto Ferry Road will be lengthened.
In addition, a left-turn lane will be added on Route 3 at the entrance to George Washington’s boyhood home at Ferry Farm. A right-turn lane will be added on Route 3 eastbound into Ferry Farm.
Existing traffic signal equipment will be upgraded to accommodate the additional turn lanes.
Construction is expected to be completed in June 2020.
The project’s contractor is Henderson Construction Company Inc. of Stafford.
For more information about this project, visit the project page at VirginiaDOT.org.