Representatives from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia State Police (VSP) have spent weeks developing traffic and communication plans to support the 2010 National Scout Jamboree that will be held July 26 to Aug. 4 in Caroline County.
Boy Scouts of America (BSA) officials anticipate that nearly 50,000 participants will begin to arrive at Fort A.P. Hill on July 22. Ft. A.P. Hill is located just off Route 301 in Caroline County. VDOT and VSP will be on hand to ensure that traffic delays are kept at a minimum at the main gates and on surrounding major highways.
VDOT anticipates the majority of BSA participants will arrive via Interstate 95 using Exit 126 (Route 1/Spotsylvania) and Exit 104 (Route 207/Carmel Church), as well as Route 301. Electronic message boards and signs providing directional information will be placed at anticipated entry locations. They will be activated prior to the event to accommodate early arrivals and will continue to be used through departure day.
Portable traffic cameras will be placed at Exit 104 and on Route 207 to monitor traffic conditions. A live camera feed from the portable cameras, as well as the stationary camera located at Exit 126, can be viewed online at www.511virginia.org or at www.trafficland.com.
VDOT and VSP will be working with officials from federal, state and local public safety agencies in a Joint Military Task Force Command Operations Center at Fort A.P. Hill. The operations center will be fully staffed on arrival and departure days and during any special events. VDOT and VSP will monitor traffic along the I-95 corridor and on other major highways in the vicinity of the event and will address traffic issues and traffic signal timing as needed. During non-peak travel days, VDOT’s Traffic Operations Centers will monitor traffic conditions.