Rehabilitation of Lee Drive Intersection with US Business Route 1 (Lafayette Boulevard)
A land developer is creating a residential and commercial development along US Business Route 1 (Lafayette Boulevard) within the city of Fredericksburg. The development will be built directly across from the entrance to Lee Drive. Lee Drive is a park road and the primary auto tour route for the Fredericksburg Battlefield. The developer has been working with the City of Fredericksburg to address traffic concerns and issues along Lafayette Boulevard. Traffic analysis and reports indicate that the most appropriate, safest and functional entrance to the private property should be on Lafayette Boulevard and directly across from the current intersection of that road and Lee Drive. The construction of the development's entrance at that location will result in the creation of a four-way intersection. The park's current entrance at Lee Drive was not designed for, nor is it conducive with, the development of a four-way intersection. As a result, the City of Fredericksburg and the land developer plan to construct vehicular roundabout on Lafayette Boulevard. The roundabout will serve both the entrance to Lee Drive as well as the entrance to the planned development. The park is proposing to allow the rehabilitation of the Lee Drive entrance to adapt to the construction of the roundabout.
Under the guidelines of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, FRSP is soliciting public comments on this project. Written comments, either through this website or via postal letter, will be accepted only during the 30 day public review period.
Eric J. Mink
Historian and Cultural Resources Manager
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP
120 Chatham Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP proposes to allow the rehabilitation of the intersection of its park road Lee Drive with US Business Route 1 (Lafayette Boulevard).