National Park Service Announces Project to Grade and Re-Gravel Jackson Trails East and West on Chancellorsville Battlefield 

Expect Delays and Partial Lane Closures 

FREDERICKSBURG, VA — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will grade and re-gravel Jackson Trail East and Jackson Trail West beginning in early October 2023. The project should end by December 15, 2023, and drivers may expect traffic delays and partial lane closures during this time.

The grading and re-graveling project will begin with road preparation to loosen up the top 4” of gravel on each road, then clean out road ditches and culverts. All gravel road surfaces will be graded for a smooth, level driving surface and crowned at the center to facilitate rainwater drainage. A base layer of stone will then be placed over the road surface and compacted by a roller with a minimum of two inches of top gravel spread and rolled, based on VDOT guidelines.

While the project work is ongoing, drivers should plan for potential delays, follow all posted signage, and watch for flaggers directing traffic.

Jackson Trail East and West are gravel roads that follow the path of Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s famous 12-mile flank march on May 2, 1863, during the Battle of Chancellorsville.

Attached photo is courtesy of Larry Stuart and shows the gravel Jackson Trails.