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The Commonwealth Transportation Board passed its $11.4-billion Six-Year Improvement Plan. Numerous big area projects are included in the plan.
Date published: 6/21/2012
Key Spotsylvania projects in the plan include the State Route 3 widening and the Spotsylvania Courthouse bypass, both of which are currently under construction.
Spotsylvania's third-track and Virginia Railway Express station projects are also included in the six-year plan.
The third-track project is estimated to cost $32 million. The station will cost $3.425 million. The projects are being paid for by VRE, CSX and Spotsylvania, as well as state and federal grants.
Fredericksburg also has several projects in the state's six-year plan, including the canal bridge replacement on Fall Hill Avenue and the I-95 bridge replacement on the same road.
The canal bridge project will cost up to $3 million.
Work is slated to begin in January and will run through November. Fall Hill will be closed to through traffic during the project.
The I-95 bridge project, with an estimated $36.6 million price tag, is still in the design phase.
Also during Wednesday's meeting, the CTB approved a $4.2 billion fiscal 2013 budget for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
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Below is a sampling of key area projects included in the state's 2013-2018 funding plan.Stafford
Courthouse Road/Interstate 95 interchange reconstruction
U.S. 17 widening
Falmouth intersection reconstruction
Virginia Railway Express lot expansions at Brooke and Leeland roads
U.S. 1 widening in north StaffordSpotsylvania
The current State Route 3 widening project
The VRE third-track and station projects
Gordon Road/Route 3 commuter lot expansion
The current Courthouse Road bypassFredericksburg
Fall Hill Avenue canal bridge replacement
Replacement of the Fall Hill Avenue bridge over Interstate 95