LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
April 28, 2011
BRIDGE WORK TO BEGIN ON I-95
Fredericksburg Area Motorists May Encounter Overnight Work Zones Between May and December 2011
FREDERICKSBURG – Overnight road work to perform scheduled bridge joint rehabilitation will begin on southbound Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area next week.
It is the start of an 8-month project that will accomplish routine bridge joint repairs on 33 structures. All of the affected structures are on I-95 or over I-95 between Prince William and Hanover counties (mile markers 148-101).
Construction work zones move from one structure to the next as repairs are completed.
Work will generally take place overnight between 9 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Exact closure hours will vary depending on the direction of I-95 and location. Some daytime work may also occur.
Work will begin the week of Monday, May 2 on the southbound I-95 bridge over the Rappahannock River. When repairs are complete on this bridge, work will shift to the northbound I-95 bridge over the Rappahannock River.
A double lane closure will be needed on most evenings to accomplish bridge joint repairs.
Rehabilitation work on the bridges over the Rappahannock River is scheduled to be completed by Monday, May 27.
Heavy traffic volume on I-95 requires bridge joints to be rehabilitated approximately every 5-10 years to maintain the structures.
A $1.6 million contract for the project was awarded to M.D. Miller Co., Inc, to complete the repairs.
As new work locations are scheduled, they will be announced through a weekly traffic alert issued by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) on work zones in the Fredericksburg District, Hot Spots. This will list planned lane closure times.
This document is available online at www.virginiadot.org each Friday evening for the following week, and is shared with local media outlets.
Also, work zones are posted on VDOT’s 24-hour travel and traffic information website, www.511Virginia.org. Travelers can also obtain information by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.