Shelton Shop Road Improvements


Project Description

The Shelton Shop Road (RT 648) Improvement Project will widen and re‐align approximately 1.99 miles of RT 648 to bring horizontal and vertical curves into compliance with current VDOT GS‐7 geometric standards and provide 11‐foot travel lanes with 6‐foot shoulders. The intersections with Winding Creek Road (RT 628), Courthouse Road (RT 630), and Mountain View Road (RT 627) will also be converted to roundabouts to improve safety and traffic flow. Bicycles and pedestrians will be accommodated through the construction of a shared‐use path.

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Project Funding

The total estimated project funding is $29,828,710 and is anticipated to start in FY2022

(TRS011) Shelton Shop Road Improvements

Operating Impact Summary

All roadway improvements are made within VDOT right‐of‐way, and therefore the maintenance of this roadway will continue to be VDOT’s responsibility.


Relationship to Approved County Policy or Plan

  • The County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan calls for the development of a safe, comprehensive and connected regional network of on‐road and off‐road

bicycle and pedestrian corridors and related facilities.

  • Supports the BOS Strategic Priority – Responsive Transportation System.
  • Project was identified and included in the approved 2019 Transportation Bond Referendum.

Change or Reasons for Revisions

FY2021 - Project was included in Stafford County’s 2019 $50 Million Road Improvement Bond Referendum as a priority road project for safety & congestion improvements.

FY2022 - Project scope was reduced to eliminate a two‐way left-turn lane along the length of Shelton Shop Road to reduce project cost increases and reduce impacts to private property. Further cost estimation and inflation factors provided by VDOT resulted in a significant project cost increase from $22.7M to approximately $29.9M. Received $3,489,776 of FY21/22 VDOT Revenue Sharing funding. The project has tentatively been selected to receive $14,313,485 in FY25/25 SMART SCALE funding. The project funding assumes $14,313,485 of SMART SCALE funding as a source of revenue. If VDOT does not approve the funds, the fund other funding sources will need to be identified for the project to move forward as presented in the CIP.

FY2023 - No changes

FY2024 - No changes