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Date published: 4/26/2012

By Howard Owen

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The story so far: After years of battles, Spotsylvania County joined the Virginia Railway Express in 2010 with an eye toward getting a station so residents could conveniently use the commuter rail service.

The Crossroads Industrial Park off the U.S. 17 bypass was pegged as the site for the station and a 2.6-mile third track that will connect with the main tracks.

Outlook: The $20.3 million project is tentatively scheduled to be finished in the second half of 2013.

The project recently hit a potential issue when the state and CSX wanted to include upgrades to the third track as part of a bigger, high-speed rail project.

It appears any problems have been resolved, though, and the station and third track are "still on target to meet our time deadline," according to VRE spokesman Mark Roeber.

--Scott Shenk

STATE FAIR

The story so far: The State Fair of Virginia declared bankruptcy late last year after being unable to make its payments on an $85 million loan it took out to develop the Meadow Event Park in Caroline into its new home. A deal fell through that would have allowed a Virginia business to buy the site and lease the land back to the State Fair.

Outlook: The bondholders on May 22 will auction the Meadow Event Park and all the State Fair's equipment and intellectual property. However, a buyer could be found before the auction date, and this year's State Fair has not been completely ruled out.

--Bill Freehling

STATE ROUTE 3 WIDENING

The story so far: The $25.1-million project will widen State Route 3 from four to six lanes from Chewning Lane and Rutherford Drive to Gordon Road, which will match it up with the rest of the highway in that area.

Work started in October 2003 and was slated to be completed on July 24 of this year.

But numerous problems have caused delays in the project.

First, in June 2011, the contractor, Henderson Construction Co., cut utilities lines in the work zone, resulting in a stop-work order.

Before work started again, businesses in the area disputed the project design, which resulted in alternatives being floated about.

Outlook: The design dispute has been settled, but work mostly remains set on pause while utilities on the westbound side of Route 3 are moved.


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AMELIA SQUARE

COULD BEGIN JULY 1

CARMEL CHURCH STATION

PLANNING STAGES

CLIFT FARM QUARTER

TO STAFFORD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MAY 1

COBBLESTONE SQUARE

LEASING BY OCT.

COURTHOUSE

WORK MAY START IN SUMMER

EAGLE VILLAGE

HOTEL TO BE BUILT

EMBREY MILL

PLANS CALL FOR END-OF-JUNE STARTS; HOMES BY MIDDLE OF 2013

FALL HILL AVENUE PROJECT

CANAL BRIDGE WORK JAN. 2013

FALMOUTH INTERSECTION

CONSTRUCTION BY EARLY 2014

GERMANNA'S STAFFORD CAMPUS

SEARCHING FOR LAND NOW

HAVEN APARTMENT PROJECTS

1st UNITS IN JUNE; DONE LABOR DAY

I-95 INTERCHANGES

HOV/HOT LANES WORK STARTS LATER THIS YEAR

KALAHARI RESORT

PROJECT SHELVED FOR NOW

KING GEORGE GATEWAY

PHASE II SET TO START NEXT YEAR

KING GEORGE GREENHOUSE

LEASING SPACE LATE 2012

McKESSON PROJECT IN CAROLINE

OPENED APRIL 17

NEW POST SOCCER FIELDS

READY FOR GAMES IN 2013

NEW YMCAs

CAROLINE: FEB. 2013; N. STAFFORD: TO COME

NI VILLAGE

DEPENDS ON AREA ECONOMY

OLD DOMINION SPEEDWAY

LOOKING FOR LAND; CURRENT LOCATION TROUGH 2013 SEASON

RAPPAHANNOCK PARKWAY

NO DATE SET

RIVERFRONT PARK

CONSTRUCTION IS TARGETED FOR 2017

U.S. 17 CORRIDOR IN STAFFORD COUNTY

STORES OPENING THIS YEAR

SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE VILLAGES

NEXT SPRING

SPOTSYLVANIA TOWNE CENTRE AND THE VILLAGE AT TOWNE CENTRE

MALL IS NOW 99 PERCENT LEASED; NEW STORES OPENING IN MAY

SPOTSYLVANIA VRE STATION

DONE BY LATE 2013

STATE FAIR

AUCTION MAY 22; A FAIR FOR THIS YEAR IS IFFY

STATE ROUTE 3 WIDENING

MARCH OR APRIL 2013

SUNSHINE BALLPARK

FINAL PORTION OPEN IN SUMMER

TOWN CENTER AT AQUIA

SLOWED DUE TO ECONOMY