The CMP public comment opportunity is now closed. However, please feel free to comment on the TIP projects, information below:
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has requested FAMPO add two projects Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP contains a list of projects slated to receive federal funding in the next four years. All transportation projects receiving federal funding are of regional significance and must be included in the TIP document. The process of adding these projects to the TIP document includes a 30-day public comment period followed by FAMPO Policy Board approval. The thirty day public comment period began on March 1, 2022, and will run through March 30, 2022 to address two resolutions — UPC 120524 and UPC 120644.
- UPC 120524 (New Park and Ride Lot at Exit 133 near I-95) This project is being funded through the Omnibus Legislation passed in 2020. The goal of this program is to improve the safety, reliability and travel flow along interstate highway corridors in the Commonwealth. As this project is beginning preliminary engineering it needs to be added to the TIP as it is receiving federal and state funds. The project will construct a park and ride lot off of Olde Forge Rd and Route 17.
- UPC 120644 (Rt 1 STARS – Rt 3 Off-Ramp – Spotsylvania Ave Improvements) This is a SMART SCALE Round 4 funded project that is in the preliminary engineering and right-of-way phase. This project will create traffic signal on the off-ramp of Rt 3 to Rt 1, create a traffic signal on Rt 1 prior to the Rt 3 off-ramp, add an additional northbound through lane, add a right turn lane to access Spotsylvania Ave, and add a right turn lane on Cowan Blvd to create two right turn lanes accessing Rt 1.
Over the next fourteen days, ending March 30, 2022, we want to know your thoughts about these two resolutions and how they will improve transportation with the addition of a new park and ride as well as along Rt 1 – Rt 3. Do you think these changes will improve transportation or not?
After you review the two TIP resolutions, consider sending us your concerns or expression of support. Comments can address individual projects, level of funding, or any other related topic. Leave a comment below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (you can email or text that email address) or call (540) 642-1235.
Hello! I read your article about the opportunity for public comment on the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for sharing this important information. It’s great to see that the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) is giving members of the public the chance to have their voices heard on this critical issue.
As you noted, the TIP plays a crucial role in determining how federal transportation funds are allocated in the region, and it’s important that the community has a say in how these funds are spent. I appreciate that FAMPO is providing multiple ways for members of the public to submit comments, including online forms and public meetings.
It’s clear that FAMPO is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in the transportation planning process, and I believe that initiatives like this are crucial in ensuring that the needs and priorities of the community are reflected in transportation planning decisions.
Thank you again for sharing this information, and I hope that members of the public take advantage of this opportunity to submit their comments on the TIP.