News Releases - Fredericksburg

June 29, 2015
ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND REPAIR CONTINUES
Southbound traffic in Essex County will continue to use detour

June 28, 2015
DETOUR REMAINS ON ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND
Southbound traffic will continue to use detour overnight while VDOT crews repair highway damage in Essex County

June 28, 2015
DETOUR ON ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND
VDOT working to repair storm damage in Essex County

June 26, 2015
BUS FIRE CLOSES ALL LANES ON INTERSTATE 95 NORTH AT MILE MARKER 103 IN CAROLINE COUNTY
Expect major delays

June 23, 2015
TRAFFIC STOPS ON GWYNN'S ISLAND BRIDGE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Motorists can expect 30-minute stops from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday

June 18, 2015
NEW LEADERSHIP NAMED AT SALUDA RESIDENCY
Joyce McGowan will oversee VDOT transportation programs, highway maintenance and emergency operations in Middle Peninsula

June 16, 2015
RIVER ROAD CLOSED WEDNESDAY AM
Road closing for two hours Wednesday morning in Stafford County

June 16, 2015
PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON I-95 RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER CROSSING ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY
Public hearing on environmental study results to be held June 24

June 11, 2015
FERRY ROAD PAVING TO BEGIN JUNE 15
Daytime single lane closures on secondary road in Stafford County

June 11, 2015
ROUTE 1, TRUSLOW ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT STARTING IN JUNE
Motorists can expect work zone activity through early August

June 9, 2015
NEW DATES: FALMOUTH INTERSECTION TRAFFIC SHIFTS
Due to weather delays, new dates are scheduled for traffic shifts at Route 1, Route 17 Business, and Route 218 in Stafford

June 8, 2015
VDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ON ROUTE 3 IN NORTHERN NECK
Agency seeking feedback on study of Route 3 in King George, Westmoreland, Richmond and Lancaster counties

June 8, 2015
ESKIMO HILL ROAD IN STAFFORD TO CLOSE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Drainage pipe replacement will be underway between State Shop Road and Southern View Drive

June 4, 2015
DAYTIME ROAD CLOSURE ON ROUTE 629 (WALKERTON ROAD) JUNE 15-18
Bridge deck replacement will be underway at Walkerton Creek in King & Queen County

June 2, 2015
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN AT FALMOUTH INTERSECTION SLATED TO BEGIN ON JUNE 8
Paving to take place on Butler Road on Friday, June 5

June 1, 2015
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED AT CAROLINE, HANOVER LINE
Traffic is being detoured to Route 1 southbound

May 28, 2015
NEW HOV CARPOOLING SIGNS, PICKUP AREA PROPOSED AT STAFFORDBORO PARK & RIDE
Changes intended to provide better direction, experience for rideshare users

May 28, 2015
HARRISON ROAD IN SPOTSYLVANIA CLOSED THROUGH AM RUSH
Motorists should follow detour route

May 27, 2015
PAIGE ROAD IN CAROLINE COUNTY CLOSED JUNE 1-5
CSX railroad work will be underway

May 27, 2015
NEW SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION FOR SUNNY BANK FERRY
Extended Saturday service starts June 1

May 19, 2015
BRIEF DELAYS ON ELTHAM, LORD DELAWARE BRIDGES ON JUNE 1-2
Light pole maintenance work, inspections will be underway

May 15, 2015
SIGNAL WORK PLANNED AT ROUTE 30 AND ROUTE 2/ROUTE 301 INTERSECTION NEXT WEDNESDAY
Brief daytime delays are anticipated at intersection in Caroline County

May 15, 2015
BRIEF TRAFFIC STOP ON I-95 AT FREDERICKSBURG EARLY SUNDAY
Northbound and southbound traffic will be stopped for about 15 minutes

May 14, 2015
LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH VDOT
Outreach event for Fredericksburg area small businesses to be held on Thursday, May 21

May 12, 2015
BRIEF TRAVEL DELAYS THURSDAY AT ROUTE 218 BRIDGE
Traffic will be shifted to opposite side of Machodoc Creek bridge in King George

May 12, 2015
MILLING AND PAVING TO BEGIN ON ROUTE 17 IN TAPPAHANNOCK
Work zone will include the Bray’s Fork intersection

May 12, 2015
ROUTE 660 TO CLOSE NEXT WEEK FOR BRIDGE REPAIRS
Detour signs will be posted to guide motorists during 5-day closure in King and Queen County

May 8, 2015
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN SLATED FOR GORDON ROAD AT ROUTE 3
New pavement markings will provide additional right turn lane

May 7, 2015
A PORTION OF MARKET STREET WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR PAVING ON FRIDAY, MAY 8
Road to reopen at noon

May 6, 2015
MILLING AND PAVING WORK IN URBANNA WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 15
Expect delays during daylight hours

April 27, 2015
I-95 NIGHT PAVING BEGINS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
I-95 northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane at night in Fredericksburg area

April 27, 2015
SIX-YEAR PROGRAM PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Public can attend meeting in person, or watch online

April 21, 2015
ROUTE 721 (NEWTOWN ROAD) NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC
Temporary single lane bridge has been installed

April 21, 2015
ROUTE 17 INTERSECTION PROJECT TO BEGIN AT SALUDA
Construction work expected to begin week of April 27

April 21, 2015
PAVING, SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS COMING TO ROUTE 218 in KING GEORGE, STAFFORD
Construction work begins in late April

April 20, 2015
ROUTE 615 (SKYLINE DRIVE) CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC IN STAFFORD
Pipe replacement scheduled for this week, weather permitting

April 17, 2015
NEW BRIDGE OPENS ON ROUTE 633 (BULL CHURCH ROAD) IN CAROLINE
Project replaced structurally deficient bridge; Road re-opened to through traffic

April 17, 2015
LORIELLA PARK DRIVE TO OPEN SATURDAY, APRIL 18
Construction work wrapping up to replace culvert on subdivision road in Spotsylvania County

April 17, 2015
EXTENDED TURN LANE OPENS ON LEAVELLS ROAD
Left turn lane was lengthened to hold more vehicles, accommodate new traffic pattern at Harrison Road intersection in Spotsylvania

April 16, 2015
SUNNY BANK FERRY RETURNS TO SERVICE FRIDAY, APRIL 17
Maintenance work on vessel and vehicle ramp upgrade is complete

April 15, 2015
EXPECT DELAYS FOR DOWNING BRIDGE INSPECTION APRIL 20-24
Route 360 traffic will be reduced to one lane at the bridge during daytime hours

April 14, 2015
EXPECT MAJOR DELAYS ON INTERSTATE 95 SOUTH IN STAFFORD
Lane closures at the crash site will extend into evening rush hour

April 13, 2015
CONSTRUCTION WORK RAMPING UP AT FALMOUTH INTERSECTION
Motorists will see increasing nighttime work as project proceeds toward new lane openings in September 2015

April 1, 2015
I-95 LANE CLOSURES TONIGHT FOR BRIDGE WORK
Bridge joint repairs at Route 17 overpasses in Stafford County will be underway near Exit 133/Falmouth

March 23, 2015
CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON ROUTE 606 BRIDGE THIS SUMMER
VDOT has accelerated repair schedule to open a closed bridge on Stonewall Jackson Road in Caroline County

March 20, 2015
I-95 REST AREAS CLOSED AT LADYSMITH
Facility closed this weekend, next week for water system repairs

March 19, 2015
ROUTE 658 (MOUNT OLIVE ROAD) BRIDGE TO CLOSE AT NORTH ANNA RIVER
Bridge will be closed to all traffic effective Friday, March 20 at the Hanover-Spotsylvania county line

March 19, 2015
ROUTE 721 (NEWTOWN ROAD) TO CLOSE MONDAY, MARCH 30
Traffic will be detoured for several weeks while a temporary bridge is installed at Caroline, King and Queen county line

March 13, 2015
LANE CLOSURES AT FALMOUTH INTERSECTION NEXT WEEK
Single-lane closures overnight for ongoing construction work

March 13, 2015
I-95 Lane Closures Next Week in Stafford County
Bridge repair work at Route 17 overpass will be underway on I-95 southbound near

March 13, 2015
OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES PLANNED ON ROUTE 301 IN KING GEORGE
Next week, traffic on Rt. 301 will be reduced to one lane near Harry W. Nice Bridge

March 10, 2015
ROUTE 203 IMPROVEMENTS BEGIN IN RICHMOND, WESTMORELAND
Motorists will experience weekday travel delays through mid-May

March 10, 2015
ROUTE 3 LANE CLOSURES AT NORRIS BRIDGE
Motorists can expect daytime, weekday lane closures

March 7, 2015
I-95 NORTHBOUND TO CLOSE FOR 30 MINUTES IN STAFFORD
Traffic will be detoured from approximately 10-10:30 a.m. to clear truck incident

March 7, 2015
LEFT LANE NOW OPEN AT SCENE OF TRACTOR TRAILER INCIDENT IN STAFFORD
Delays exist, but I-95 traffic is getting past the scene

March 7, 2015
I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED NORTH OF RT. 610 IN STAFFORD
Lanes closed for tractor-trailer incident, fuel spill

March 6, 2015
WITH MAIN ROADS CLEAR, FOCUS SHIFTS TO SECONDARY STREETS
Crews will also patrol and treat roads tonight for icy spots due to re-freezing

March 6, 2015
CREWS WORKING TO REMOVE ICE, SNOW ON PRIMARY ROADS
Additional plowing expected to begin in subdivisions this afternoon

March 6, 2015
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CONDITIONS IMPROVING ON I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
Motorists will find clear travel lanes with icy conditions on main roads, and snow-covered streets in subdivisions

March 5, 2015
HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS REPORTED IN PORTIONS OF THE FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists are urged to stay off the roads until conditions improve, download 511 mobile app to monitor road conditions

March 5, 2015
VDOT READY TO TREAT, CLEAR ROADS IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists should be alert for rapidly changing road conditions this afternoon, evening

March 4, 2015
SNOW TO AFFECT TRAVEL THURSDAY IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
VDOT preparing equipment, materials today for next round of winter weather

March 3, 2015
SLEET, FREEZING RAIN COULD AFFECT TRAVEL IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Road conditions may change quickly this afternoon as winter weather moves into region

March 2, 2015
PUBLIC HEARING ON ROUTE 1, HICKORY RIDGE ROAD POSTPONED TO MARCH 12
Meeting has been rescheduled due to anticipated inclement weather

Feb. 27, 2015
ROUTE 606 (STONEWALL JACKSON ROAD) BRIDGE CLOSED IN CAROLINE COUNTY
Following inspection today, bridge over Poni River was closed immediately

Feb. 27, 2015
ROUTE 615 (BURLEIGH ROAD) TO CLOSE TO TRAFFIC
Reconstruction project is underway to enhance safety, straighten ‘S’ curve on road

Feb. 26, 2015
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: Road Conditions May Be Slick, Icy Overnight
Crews continue to plow, treat secondary roads in Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula

Feb. 26, 2015
VDOT CREWS MAKE PROGRESS CLEARING, TREATING PRIMARY ROADS
Crews moving into subdivisions, secondary roads in Northern Neck and Fredericksburg area

Feb. 26, 2015
SNOW COVERS ROADS IN MIDDLE PENINSULA, NORTHERN NECK
Motorists are advised to stay off the roads in affected areas so crews can treat, plow roads

Feb. 25, 2015
CREWS PREPARE FOR ANOTHER WINTER STORM
Pre-treating underway, expect brief delays on Interstate 95 and primary routes

Feb. 23, 2015
ROUTE 33 LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEB. 24
Traffic at Gloucester and King and Queen county line will be reduced to one lane in each direction

Feb. 22, 2015
EARLY MORNING TRAVELERS MAY ENCOUNTER SLICK SPOTS, WARMER TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE FLOODING LATER TODAY
Motorists are urged to check real-time road conditions on 511Virginia

Feb. 21, 2015
VDOT CREWS CLEARING AND TREATING I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
Motorists are advised to delay travel in Fredericksburg region so crews can treat roads, and check real-time road conditions on 511Virginia

Feb. 21, 2015
SNOW, WINTRY MIX AFFECTING ROAD CONDITIONS IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists are advised to delay any nonessential travel this afternoon, and check real-time road conditions on 511Virginia

Feb. 20, 2015
VDOT PREPARING FOR WEEKEND SNOW IN FREDERICKSBURG REGION
Motorists are advised to monitor weather, check real-time road conditions on 511Virginia

Feb. 20, 2015
REMINDER: COMBINED PUBLIC MEETING ON ROUTE 721 (NEWTOWN ROAD) BRIDGE WORK
Public invited to review proposed bridge replacement design, and plans for temporary bridge installation at Caroline and King and Queen county line

Feb. 18, 2015
CREWS WORKING TO CLEAR SECONDARY, SUBDIVISION STREETS
Snow showers expected during afternoon commute could affect travel in Fredericksburg District

Feb. 18, 2015
MAIN ROADS CLEAR FOR MORNING COMMUTE
Some neighborhood streets may be snow covered and slippery, allow extra travel time. Commuter lots have been plowed and treated with abrasives.

Feb. 17, 2015
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: I-95, PRIMARY ROADS CLEAR TO MINOR
Crews making progress plowing subdivisions and low-volume secondary roads

Feb. 17, 2015
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS CLEARING I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
If possible, motorists encouraged to delay nonessential travel until conditions improve

Feb. 17, 2015
HEAVY SNOW BLANKETS THE FREDERICKSBURG REGION
Crews working to clear Interstate 95 and primary routes throughout the district. Motorists urged to stay off the roads, if possible.

Feb. 16, 2015
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOW, SLICK CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADS
Motorists are strongly advised to avoid travel tonight, tomorrow

Feb. 16, 2015
VDOT READY FOR WINTER STORM IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists are urged to avoid travel during storm, and check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions

Feb. 15, 2015
VDOT PRE-TREATING I-95, PRIMARY ROADS TODAY IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Preparations underway for Monday's forecasted snow

Feb. 14, 2015
VDOT PREPARED FOR EVENING SNOW, HIGH WINDS
Road conditions may change quickly tonight as snow falls and temperatures drop

Feb. 12, 2015
Falmouth Bridge Lane Closure Friday
Bridge crew will be repairing a bridge joint on Route 1

Feb. 12, 2015
VDOT SET TO OPEN NEW ROUTE 1/SOUTH ROXBURY MILL ROAD INTERSECTION IN SPOTSYLVANIA
New intersection to open on Tuesday, Feb. 17, existing connection to close on

Feb. 12, 2015
DOUBLE LANE CLOSURE TONIGHT ON I-95 IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Emergency bridge repair work at Route 17 overpasses will be underway near Exit 133/Falmouth between 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

Feb. 10, 2015
SIGNAL WORK TOMORROW AT ROUTE 3, ELYS FORD ROAD, OLD PLANK ROAD INTERSECTION
Motorists should expect delays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Feb. 9, 2015
REMINDER: PUBLIC MEETING ON FERRY ROAD PROJECT ON THURSDAY, FEB. 12
VDOT invites the public to review proposed design and submit comments

Feb. 2, 2015
NEW WORK DATES: ROUTE 658 (MOUNT OLIVE ROAD) BRIDGE TO CLOSE FEB. 9-12
Detour route will be in place, and motorists are encouraged to follow posted signs

Jan. 27, 2015
POTHOLE REPAIR UNDERWAY ON NORTHBOUND I-95, ROUTE 17 IN STAFFORD
Single lane closure on northbound I-95 near Exit 133/Falmouth, and northbound Route 17 in Stafford

Jan. 27, 2015
NEW WORK DATES: ROUTE 658 (MOUNT OLIVE ROAD) BRIDGE TO CLOSE FEB. 2-5
Detour route will be in place, and motorists are encouraged to follow posted signs

Jan. 27, 2015
ICY, SLICK SPOTS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING
While roads have small amounts of snow and slush in many areas of the Fredericksburg District, hazardous conditions may be present

Jan. 26, 2015
VDOT TO INSPECT STREET LIGHTS ON THE ELTHAM BRIDGE
Motorists should expect brief delays on the bridge

Jan. 26, 2015
VDOT PREPARED FOR EVENING WINTRY MIX, OVERNIGHT SNOW
Motorists are encouraged to consider an early start to their evening commute

Jan. 20, 2015
ROUTE 1 LANE CLOSURE AT FALMOUTH INTERSECTION ON THURSDAY
Right lane of southbound Route 1 will be closed for several hours between Route 17 Business/Route 218 and Falmouth Bridge in Stafford

Jan. 14, 2015
TEMPORARY BRIDGE TO BE INSTALLED ON ROUTE 721 (NEWTOWN ROAD) AT CAROLINE, KING AND QUEEN LINE
Detour route will be posted for minimum two week closure

Jan. 14, 2015
ICY ROAD CONDITIONS IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA, NORTHERN NECK, MIDDLE PENINSULA
Motorists should delay travel or use additional caution this morning, and check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions throughout the day

Jan. 13, 2015
VDOT PREPARING FOR SNOW, WINTRY MIX IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Pre-treatment of Interstate 95 and ramps is underway this afternoon

Jan. 13, 2015
VDOT TO HOLD MEETING ON FERRY ROAD PROJECT IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Public is invited to review proposed design and submit comments

Jan. 11, 2015
VDOT READY FOR POTENTIAL FREEZING RAIN, ICY ROADS IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists are encouraged to check 511Virginia before traveling Monday morning

Jan. 5, 2015
VDOT READY FOR SNOW TUESDAY IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Motorists are encouraged to allow extra travel time tomorrow morning, and check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions

Jan. 5, 2015
ROUTE 658 (MOUNT OLIVE ROAD) BRIDGE AT NORTH ANNA RIVER TO CLOSE JAN. 12-15
Detour route will be in place, and motorists are encouraged to follow posted signs

Dec. 30, 2014
DELAYS TONIGHT AT NORTHBOUND ROUTE 17 EXIT RAMP AT STAFFORD
Northbound I-95 exit ramp to Route 17 northbound will be open, but water main repairs overnight may cause delays

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