Leeland Road Widening

Project Description

This project will widen Leeland Road (RT 626) between the intersections with Julian Drive (RT 694) and Portland Drive (RT 1950) to construct a two‐way left‐turn lane (TWLTL) in the center of the roadway. The TWLTL would provide a refuge area for vehicles turning left onto side streets or private entrances, removing stopped vehicles from the through lane, improving safety and efficiency. This project was originally intended to be combined with VDOT’s Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP), UPC# 109477, which will construct a shared‐use path along Leeland Road connecting the intersection with Deacon Road (RT 607) to the VRE Station. However, the County’s project was delayed as Revenue Sharing funds awarded as part of the FY21/22 application were delayed until FY25/26 and the VDOT project moves forward to construction in FY23.

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Project Funding

Total estimated project funding is $21,201,510 and anticipated to start in FY2023

(TRS005) Leeland Road Widening

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

  • 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 faciities.
  • 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. Timing of project shifted one year.

FY2022 – Project received $2,762,550 of the $3,503,500 in FY21/22 Revenue Sharing funding that was applied for in FY20. However, these reimbursement

funds were delayed by VDOT until FY25/26. Project start was delayed by 1 year until October 2022. Project cost increased approximately $836K due to

inflation. Will seek FY23/24 Revenue Sharing funding in FY22. The project funding assumes $1,158,950 of future VDOT Revenue Sharing funding as

source of revenue. If the funds are not approved by VDOT, other funding sources will need to be identified in order for the project to move forward as

presented in the CIP.

FY2023 - No changes

FY2024 - Project cost increased $11,843,842 from FY23 CIP.