News Releases - Fredericksburg

May 25, 2016
UPDATE: NORRIS BRIDGE WORK CANCELLED TONIGHT
Overnight repairs to the bridge travel surface will resume on Thursday, May 26 and May 31-June 26,

May 25, 2016
SMITH STATION TURN LANE PROJECT TO BEGIN IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Construction will add a dedicated left turn lane and extend existing right turn lane to reduce congestion on Smith Station Road near Courthouse Road intersection

May 25, 2016
MERRY POINT FERRY TO REMAIN OUT OF SERVICE UNTIL LATE JUNE
Routine maintenance and painting project delayed by inclement weather

May 25, 2016
UPDATE: BRIDGE DECK REPAIR CONTINUES ON I-95 SOUTHBOUND IN STAFFORD
I-95 southbound lane closures will be in place through early afternoon today

May 24, 2016
ALL LANES OF I-95 NOW OPEN IN STAFFORD
After congestion clears, permanent repair to bridge deck near Exit 133/Route 17 will close right lane and on-ramp again starting at 9 p.m.

May 24, 2016
EMERGENCY BRIDGE REPAIR ON I-95 SOUTHBOUND IN STAFFORD
Right lane, interstate on-ramp from Route 17 westbound will be closed through evening rush hour at Exit 133/Route 17

May 21, 2016
ROUTE 17 PROJECT AT TAPPAHANNOCK COMPLETED
Road elevation was raised to reduce flooding on a critical hurricane route

May 20, 2016
NEW MATTOX CREEK BRIDGE OPENS IN WESTMORELAND COUNTY
Project replaced structurally deficient bridge on Route 205 near Colonial Beach

May 20, 2016
NORRIS BRIDGE REPAIRS CONTINUE MAY 22-26 AND MAY 31-JUNE 2
Overnight work zone will let crews make permanent repairs to bridge deck while keeping lanes open at peak times

May 20, 2016
I-95 ON-RAMP TO CLOSE OVERNIGHT AT ROUTE 3 MAY 25 AND MAY 26
Crews will apply pavement treatment to interstate ramp to enhance safety, reduce crash risk

May 19, 2016
CTB AWARDS CONTRACT FOR 95 EXPRESS LANES SOUTHERN TERMINUS EXTENSION

May 18, 2016
REMINDER: NORRIS BRIDGE DECK REPAIR TONIGHT, TOMORROW NIGHT
Route 3 traffic will be reduced to one lane on the Norris Bridge from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

May 13, 2016
UPDATE: NORRIS BRIDGE DECK REPAIR SET FOR MAY 17-19
Route 3 traffic will be reduced to one lane on the Norris Bridge from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday through Thursday evenings next week

May 12, 2016
ROUTE 1 LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND AT THORNBURG
Final pavement marking work will be underway as intersection project in Spotsylvania County nears completion at Mudd Tavern Road, Morris Road

May 10, 2016
PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BEGINS IN TOWN OF WARSAW
Construction is underway at the intersection of Route 3 Business and Route 360 to install new sidewalks, ramps, and pedestrian crossing equipment

May 10, 2016
NORRIS BRIDGE DECK REPAIR RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 16-18
Route 3 traffic will be reduced to one lane on the Norris Bridge from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday through Wednesday evenings next week

May 10, 2016
ROUTE 17 CROSSOVER TO CLOSE WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
Crash risk prompted decision to eliminate left turns from Melchers Drive and Washington Street

May 6, 2016
VDOT TO REPLACE ROUTE 631 (FLEETS MILL ROAD) BRIDGE IN KING AND QUEEN COUNTY
Route 631 traffic will be detoured approximately five miles during construction

May 6, 2016
INTERSTATE 95 NORTH CLOSED DUE TO MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH NEAR THORNBURG IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Northbound traffic detoured to Route 1 northbound at Exit 118 (Route 606/Thornburg)

May 4, 2016
I-95 SOUTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES TONIGHT IN STAFFORD
Emergency bridge deck repair will be underway near Exit 133/Route 17

May 3, 2016
ROUTE 606 SIGNALS RETURN TO FLASH MODE
Mudd Tavern Road traffic signals in Spotsylvania County near I-95 Exit 118/Thornburg will be placed in flash after midnight

April 29, 2016
NORRIS BRIDGE DECK REPAIR SET FOR MAY 3-5
Route 3 traffic will be reduced to one lane on the Norris Bridge from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday through Thursday evenings next week

April 28, 2016
PUBLIC INVITED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROUTE 17 INTERSECTION PROJECT IN SPOTSYLVANIA
New turn lanes, signal change proposed at intersection with Thornton Rolling Road, Jim Morris Road

April 18, 2016
VDOT TO HOLD “PARDON OUR DUST” MEETING ON RT. 1, HARRISON RD. INTERSECTION PROJECT
Project seeks to reduce congestion and driver delay

April 18, 2016
EXPECT DELAYS THIS AFTERNOON ON NORRIS BRIDGE
Emergency concrete repair to bridge travel surface will reduce Route 3 over the Rappahannock River to single lane at Lancaster, Middlesex line

April 18, 2016
CSX RAIL WORK TO CLOSE BENCHMARK ROAD IN SPOTSYLVANIA APRIL 25-29
Road will close to through traffic at rail crossing near Mine Road

April 8, 2016
NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS TO ACTIVATE NEXT WEEK IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Two new signals will go into flash mode Tuesday on Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) at the Interstate 95 ramps at Exit 118/Thornburg

April 8, 2016
ROUTE 17 BUSINESS CROSSOVER TO CLOSE IN STAFFORD
Crash risk prompted decision to eliminate left turns from Melchers Drive

April 8, 2016
ROUTE 218 CLOSED IN STAFFORD
White Oak Road is closed in both directions near Caisson Road due to downed power lines

April 7, 2016
ROUTE 30 PAVING TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK
Single lane closures will start Monday, April 11 in King William County

April 5, 2016
MERRY POINT FERRY OUT OF SERVICE STARTING APRIL 12
Ferry vessel is scheduled to receive routine maintenance and be painted; Service will be restored by Memorial Day weekend

March 31, 2016
NORRIS BRIDGE DECK REPAIR SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY NIGHTS
Concrete repair to travel surface will reduce Route 3 traffic to one lane on the Norris Bridge from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7

March 30, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 3 AT GORDON ROAD IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY
Traffic signal work will limit turn movement at the intersection on Thursday, March 31

March 29, 2016
VDOT TO HOLD “PARDON OUR DUST” MEETING ON ROUTE 301 BRIDGE REHABILITATION
Project will improve condition of bridge crossing Rapphannock River at Caroline, King George line

March 27, 2016
EXPECT DELAYS OVERNIGHT ON NORRIS BRIDGE
Emergency bridge deck repair is underway on Route 3 bridge over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties

March 23, 2016
VDOT TO INSPECT NORRIS BRIDGE NEXT WEEK
On Monday the bridge will be intermittently closed to traffic for up to 30 minutes

March 23, 2016
EXPECT DELAYS ON I-95 SOUTHBOUND THURSDAY NIGHT IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Emergency bridge deck repair will be underway near Exit 133/Route 17, and bridge demolition continues near Exit 130/Fredericksburg

March 18, 2016
EXPECT DELAYS ON I-95 SOUTHBOUND TONIGHT, SATURDAY MORNING IN STAFFORD
Emergency bridge deck repair will be underway near Exit 133/Route 17

March 18, 2016
I-95 OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES CONTINUE NEXT WEEK AT FREDERICKSBURG
Bridge demolition will be underway at the Fall Hill Avenue overpass at mile marker 131 on the evenings of March 20-24

March 17, 2016
I-95 SOUTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES TONIGHT IN STAFFORD
Emergency bridge deck repair will be underway near Exit 133/Route 17

March 17, 2016
PUBLIC INVITED TO LEARN ABOUT FOURTH I-95 SOUTHBOUND LANE IN STAFFORD
Proposed general purpose lane is a construction option on upcoming interchange and widening project in Courthouse Road area

March 16, 2016
CTB AWARDS CONTRACT FOR ROUTE 1, HARRISON ROAD INTERSECTION PROJECT
Project aims to reduce driver delay and congestion at Spotsylvania County intersection

March 16, 2016
UPDATE: I-95 LANE CLOSURES FOR BRIDGE WORK AT FREDERICKSBURG
Full traffic stops on I-95 northbound planned for tonight have shifted to evening of Thursday, March 17

March 16, 2016
EXPECT DELAYS NEXT WEEK ON ROUTE 205 AT ROUTE 631 IN WESTMORELAND COUNTY
Flaggers to direct traffic through the work zone

March 14, 2016
VDOT TO HOLD "PARDON OUR DUST" MEETING ON ROUTE 722 BRIDGE REHABILITATION
Project will improve condition of structurally deficient bridge in Caroline County

March 11, 2016
I-95 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES NEXT WEEK AT FREDERICKSBURG
Lane closures are planned Sunday-Thursday evenings at Fall Hill Avenue overpass for bridge demolition, with full 30-minute traffic stops Wednesday night

March 11, 2016
BRIDGE LANE CLOSURES NEXT WEEK AT WEST POINT
Single lane closures on Eltham Bridge, Lord Delaware Bridge for inspection work

March 9, 2016
CSX RAIL WORK TO CLOSE ROUTE 601 (PENOLA ROAD) IN CAROLINE MARCH 14-18
Repairs will be underway at crossing

March 8, 2016
UPDATE: I-95 LANE CLOSURES FOR BRIDGE WORK AT FREDERICKSBURG
Full traffic stops on I-95 southbound planned for tonight have shifted to evening of Wednesday, March 9

March 7, 2016
I-95 NORTHBOUND NOW OPEN AT FREDERICKSBURG
Emergency sign removal is complete

March 7, 2016
UPDATE: I-95 NORTHBOUND REMAINS CLOSED AT FREDERICKSBURG
Emergency sign removal estimated to be underway through approximately 2 p.m.

March 7, 2016
I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED AT FREDERICKSBURG
Emergency sign removal will be underway for an estimated 2 hours; Motorists should avoid area if possible and use alternate routes

March 7, 2016
I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED AT FREDERICKSBURG
Emergency sign removal will be underway for an estimated 2 hours; Motorists should avoid area if possible and seek alternate routes

March 7, 2016
I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSURE AT FREDERICKSBURG AT 10:30 A.M.
Emergency sign removal will close I-95 northbound for approximately two hours starting at 10:30 a.m.

March 7, 2016
I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSURE PLANNED AT FREDERICKSBURG AT 10 A.M.
All northbound lanes are open and will stay open through AM rush hour; Emergency sign repair will close I-95 northbound for an estimated 2 hours starting at 10 a.m.

March 4, 2016
I-95 LANE CLOSURES NEXT WEEK at FREDERICKSBURG
Lane closures are planned Sunday-Thursday evenings at Fall Hill Avenue overpass for bridge demolition, with full 30-minute traffic stops Tuesday night

March 3, 2016
VDOT IS PREPARING FOR SNOW TONIGHT IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists advised to monitor weather Thursday evening and Friday morning, and check road conditions on 511Virginia before starting a trip

March 2, 2016
EXPECT DELAYS ON I-95 SOUTHBOUND AT FREDERICKSBURG
Oil spilled from vehicle crash has closed two lanes, and will require cleanup

March 2, 2016
VDOT TO REPLACE ROUTE 635 BRIDGE IN ESSEX COUNTY
Motorists to be detoured approximately 12 miles around work zone

Feb. 25, 2016
VDOT CREWS WORKING TO CLEAR ROAD DEBRIS IN ESSEX COUNTY
Motorists asked to avoid nonessential travel on affected secondary roads

Feb. 23, 2016
FALL HILL AVENUE TRAFFIC WILL SHIFT TO NEW BRIDGE ON MONDAY, FEB. 29
New date announced due to weather conditions

Feb. 18, 2016
I-95 SOUTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES TONIGHT IN STAFFORD
Emergency bridge deck repair will be underway near Exit 133/Route 17

Feb. 16, 2016
NEW BARRIER GATE TO BE INSTALLED AT GWYNN'S ISLAND BRIDGE TOMORRROW
Expect brief traffic stops followed by flagging operation

Feb. 16, 2016
DRIVERS ASKED TO USE CAUTION THIS MORNING
Interstate 95 and primary roads have bare pavement in the Fredericksburg District, but

Feb. 15, 2016
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE BUT FREEZING RAIN COULD CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING TONIGHT
Motorists are urged to avoid overnight travel if possible

Feb. 15, 2016
DRIVERS ASKED TO REMAIN OFF ROADS THIS AFTERNOON
Freezing rain expected to create icy, treacherous road conditions

Feb. 15, 2016
MOTORISTS ASKED TO AVOID TRAVEL TODAY IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Interstate and primary roads are snow-covered this morning

Feb. 14, 2016
WINTER STORM MAY AFFECT WEEKEND TRAVEL IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists are advised to monitor 511virginia.org for road conditions before starting a trip, and plan to limit travel or use extreme caution

Feb. 13, 2016
CAUTION URGED FOR DRIVERS THIS MORNING
VDOT crews worked overnight in Fredericksburg area to treat roads, but icy patches may exist

Feb. 12, 2016
VDOT READY FOR LIGHT SNOW DURING AFTERNOON RUSH HOUR
Motorists advised to use caution, and monitor 511Virginia for real-time road conditions

Feb. 12, 2016
IMPROVED ROUTE 664 (GRANITE SPRINGS ROAD) BRIDGE OPEN TO TRAFFIC IN SPOTSYLVANIA
VDOT crew replaced bridge superstructure

Feb. 8, 2016
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT READY FOR WINTRY MIX TOMORROW
Motorists encouraged to monitor weather and be alert for potentially hazardous driving conditions during Tuesday AM commute

Feb. 4, 2016
LIGHT SNOW POSSIBLE DURING FRIDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR
VDOT crews reporting at midnight across Fredericksburg District

Feb. 3, 2016
DETOUR PLANNED ON RT. 644 (GRANITE SPRINGS ROAD) ON FEB. 8-12
New bridge superstructure will be installed on structurally deficient bridge in Spotsylvania County

Jan. 27, 2016
ICY CONDITIONS LIKELY TONIGHT, TOMORROW MORNING
Motorists advised to use caution as moisture from melting snow could lead to slick road conditions in Fredericksburg District

Jan. 26, 2016
CREWS MAKE SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS IMPROVING SECONDARY ROAD CONDITIONS
Goal is to have all subdivision streets in Fredericksburg District with one passable lane by midday Wednesday

Jan. 26, 2016
EXTENSIVE CLEANUP CONTINUES TODAY ON SECONDARY ROADS, IN SUBDIVISIONS
Crews are working 24 hours a day using 1,000 pieces of equipment to clear 4,615 miles of secondary roads in Fredericksburg District

Jan. 25, 2016
CLEANUP CONTINUES ON SECONDARY ROADS, IN SUBDIVISIONS
Crews are working 24 hours a day using 1,000 pieces of equipment to clear 4,615 miles of secondary roads in Fredericksburg District

Jan. 24, 2016
WITH I-95 AND PRIMARY ROADS CLEARING, CREWS CAN TURN FOCUS TO SUBDIVISIONS
Sand, salt will be applied overnight to treat roads for freezing risk

Jan. 24, 2016
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVING ON I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
VDOT crews will keep working 24 hours a day until all roads are clear

Jan. 24, 2016
CREWS TO CONCENTRATE ON IMPROVING I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
Motorists are advised to stay off the roads today to give crews space to clean up roads

Jan. 23, 2016
HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Snowfall and high winds combine for whiteout conditions in some areas

Jan. 23, 2016
VDOT WORKING TO CLEAR I-95, MAIN ROADS IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Drivers asked to remain off roads on Saturday as snowfall, high wind continues

Jan. 23, 2016
ROAD CONDITIONS REMAIN MODERATE TO SEVERE
Motorists should stay off the roads throughout the day

Jan. 23, 2016
SNOW COVERED ROADS CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT
Conditions expected to deteriorate overnight. Drivers urged to stay off the roads

Jan. 22, 2016
MOTORISTS ADVISED TO STAY OFF THE ROADS
Interstate 95 and primary roads have minor to moderate snow coverage in the Fredericksburg District, while secondary and subdivision streets are mostly covered

Jan. 22, 2016
VDOT Ready to Respond to Winter Storm in Fredericksburg District
Nearly 1,000 pieces of equipment are loaded and staged for quick rollout when snow arrives

Jan. 21, 2016
ICY, SLICK SPOTS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Interstate 95 and primary roads are clear, but motorists are encouraged to reduce their speed and use caution on lower-volume roads, in subdivisions

Jan. 20, 2016
VDOT TO PRE-TREAT ROADS TODAY IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists should stay alert for slow-moving equipment

Jan. 14, 2016
NIGHT WORK PLANNED ON I-95 SOUTHBOUND NEAR FREDERICKSBURG NEXT WEEK
Single lane traffic overnight at mile marker 131 on Tuesday, Jan. 19 and Wednesday, Jan. 20

Jan. 8, 2016
ROUTE 198 (DUTTON ROAD) TO CLOSE OVERNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13
Construction crews will move crane across road for bridge rehabilitation project

Jan. 8, 2016
CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN AT ROUTE 205 AND ROUTE 631 INTERSECTION
Project will realign Westmoreland County intersection and add a right turn lane

Jan. 4, 2016
PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON ROUTE 3 RECOMMENDATIONS
Meeting to be held at Chancellor Ruritan Club in Spotsylvania on Wednesday, Jan. 13

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