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Traffic signals to be improved along Route 17

Two separate Route 17 traffic improvement projects in Gloucester County are now out for bid.

Kelly Hannon, spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Transportation, said that the projects were advertised for bids on June 28. “We expect to have bids opened by September,” she said, “and we will have more information on the project schedule at that time.”

Two projects are planned to improve traffic signal operations and traffic flow along Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway) in Gloucester. One project will coordinate traffic signals along Route 17 between Gloucester Point and the Court House area.

That work will improve the efficiency of traffic flow and reduce congestion along that route, a VDOT report said. Estimated cost is $2.8 million.

The other project will upgrade and modify six existing traffic signals over almost 13 miles along Route 17, the VDOT report said. That project will add communication and detection systems to signal coordination.


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