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US 1 - Quantico Corridor Studies - Completed April 2013

Project Location Map

In April 2013, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) in cooperation with Stafford County, Prince William County, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) completed two related studies to improve safety and mobility on Virginia’s US Route 1. One study focused on a 3.8-mile section of the US 1 corridor from Joplin/Fuller south to Telegraph Road at Boswell's Corner. This study was the recommendation of the Quantico Growth Management Committee members, the stakeholders involved in this study, and was funded by a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment, Prince William County and Stafford County.

The second study focused more specifically on the intersection at Telegraph Road at Boswell’s Corner leading to Marine Corps Base Quantico's Westside Gate. FHWA worked in coordination with the public and associated regulatory agencies to complete these studies on related, but independent schedules.

  • US 1/Quantico Planning/Preliminary Engineering Study focuses on the feasibility of and potential environmental impacts to the roadway and intersection improvements along US 1 from Joplin/Fuller Road to Telegraph Road at Boswell's Corner. The study evaluated existing and projected transportation conditions. With the public's help, the study culminated with a preferred recommendation for the modification of US 1 to accommodate current and future traffic.

    Three public meetings were held for this study - meeting information is included below. At the final meeting on March 26, 2013, the team presented recommendations for a conceptual corridor design and the engineering feasibility report to the public. The project will transition from FHWA to VDOT for the balance of engineering design, environmental documentation, any needed right-of-way acquisition, and construction.

  • US 1/Telegraph Road Improvement Study focused on potential modifications from Telegraph Road at Marine Corps Base Quantico's Westside Gate to US 1 to improve short- to mid-term traffic operations and safety. The Telegraph Road study evaluated intersection modification concepts and their possible impacts. As a part of this study, preliminary engineering plans, a transportation study, and an environmental review in accordance with the National Environmental Policy and National Historic Preservation Acts, was prepared with the ultimate goal of constructing intersection improvements in the near-term.

    Intersection modification concepts were shared with the public concurrently with the US 1/Quantico Planning study. It is anticipated that a design-build contract will be awarded by mid-2013 allowing the project to proceed into final engineering and construction. Construction of intersection modifications are scheduled to be completed by mid 2014.

  • Final Report - US Route 1 Corridor at MCB Quantico Planning/Preliminary Engineering Study

US 1 looking north at the intersection with Telegraph Road

Public Involvement

The public's input was an essential element in the process. During these studies, opportunities were offered to attend information meetings, review materials and provide input. The following are helpful links to materials and presentations from public information meetings during this phase of the study. All meetings were held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 Hilldrup Moving & Storage, 4022 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA. Study participants, residents, business owners and commuters were notified of the meetings through newspaper advertisements in local newspapers, news stories, email notices, flyers and County websites.

For additional information, please contact:
Jack Van Dop, Project Manager
Richelle J.Ellis, Environmental Protection Specialist
Federal Highway Administration
Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division
21400 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, VA 20166