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VDOT welcomes public input on projected ideas to reduce delays, improve safety on Route 277

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Public input is welcome in a brief online survey concerning a portion of Route 277 (Fairfax Pike/Fairfax Street) in parts of Frederick County and the Town of Stephens City.

The survey is available between Monday, May 20, 2024 and Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

The study is conducted by the Virginia Department of Transportation in partnership with Frederick County, Town of Stephens City, WinFred Metropolitan Planning Organization (WinFred MPO) and ATCS, PLC.

The survey collects feedback on project ideas to reduce travel delays and improve safety along Route 277 between US Route 11 (Main Street) and Route 1085 (Stickley Drive). Alternatives to improve the interchange area are recommended to accommodate future growth by addressing identified safety issues, traffic delays, as well as multimodal accessibility. Several alternatives were explored for the future configuration of the Route 277 bridge over Interstate 81 as part of the congestion mitigation and safety improvement process.

Your feedback will help your local leaders determine whether to pursue future funding opportunities.

The study will identify ways to improve safety and operations through targeted project recommendations. Solutions will be identified that may be incorporated with proposed projects or as standalone efforts.

The survey, which has a translation tool for other languages, is available online. VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more about the study. Comments can also be sent to [email protected] or Brad Reed, Virginia Department of Transportation, 811 Commerce Road, Staunton, VA 24401-9029.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.