Route 1 & Telegraph Road

Woodstock Lane Safety Improvements

Project Description

This project will consist of intersection improvements on Jefferson Davis Highway (US-1) at the intersections of Telegraph Road (RT 637) and Woodstock Lane (RT 639). At the intersection with Telegraph Road, Telegraph Road will be re-aligned and a new traffic signal will be installed. US-1 will be widened at the intersection with Woodstock Lane to allow for the installation of a concrete median which will restrict turning movements at this intersection. Following construction of the project, southbound US-1 traffic will be able to make a left onto Woodstock Lane but due to the median, traffic exiting Woodstock Lane will only be allowed to turn right onto US-1 northbound.

Route 1 & Telegraph Road Woodstock Lane Safety Improvements

Project Funding

Total estimated project funding is $10,489,437 and anticipated to finish in FY2023

(KCD097) Route 1 & Telegraph Road/ Woodstock Lane Intersection Improvements

Operating Impact Summary

All roadway improvements are done 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

o On September 15, 2015, the Board of Supervisors (BOS) supported the submission of an application to compete for VDOT’s Smart Scale funding program. The project subsequently received $7.5M in Smart Scale funding

o Supports the BOS Strategic Priority – Responsive Transportation System.

Change or Reasons for Revisions

FY2020 – The project scope has changed to include a new connector road, but the project remains fully funded.

FY2021 – The project scope has reverted back to the original Smart Scale concept which removes the connector road; project remains fully funded.

FY2022 – The project cost has increased from $8.8M to approximately $10M due to increases in utility relocation costs and construction costs associated with inflation.

FY2023 – The project cost has increased approx. $500K to $10,489,437 due to increases in Right-of-Way costs (settlement/condemnation) and increases in construction cost associated with inflation.