2011 News Releases - Fredericksburg

Dec. 27, 2011
ROUTE 602 RE-OPENS IN KING GEORGE
Secondary road was closed for repair in early December following damage from heavy rain

Dec. 14, 2011
NEW WEIGHT LIMIT ON ROUTE 223 BRIDGE IN MATHEWS
Temporary repairs were completed last week on bridge to Gwynn’s Island

Dec. 13, 2011
BRIDGE REPAIR SCHEDULED ON SPOTSWOOD FURNACE ROAD
Road will be temporarily closed to through traffic at Laroque Run in Spotsylvania County

Dec. 12, 2011
PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD ON I-95 ACCESS STUDY
Attendees can learn about environmental assessment of the Interstate 95 corridor between Route 17 in Stafford and Route 3 in Fredericksburg

Dec. 9, 2011
GOV. MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES TRAVEL TIMES COMING TO INTERSTATE 95
Signs will display miles and minutes between Washington and Fredericksburg

Dec. 9, 2011
PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD ON COMMUTER LOT PROJECT
Attendees invited to review proposed improvements for parking in Stafford County

Dec. 8, 2011
ROUTE 602 CLOSED FOR FLOODING IN KING GEORGE
Water has washed out the roadway surface and will require repair

Dec. 2, 2011
PAVING WORK PLANNED ON ROUTE 360 NEXT WEEK
Motorists may encounter delays at Downing Bridge and Tappahannock area

Dec. 2, 2011
SAFETY SERVICE PATROL EXPANDS CIRCULATION ON I-95 IN STAFFORD AND SPOTSYLVANIA
Mobile units provide rapid traffic control on interstates during emergencies

Dec. 1, 2011
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN MONDAY ON ROUTE 17 BUSINESS
Median crossover to be closed on Monday in Gloucester County at Fox Mill Run

Nov. 29, 2011
ROUTE 223 BRIDGE REPAIRS TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK
Motorists should expect minor delays on bridge to Gwynn’s Island in Mathews County

Nov. 22, 2011
TRAFFIC SIGNALS READY FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPERS
Timing has been adjusted to maximize vehicle flow near Northern Virginia retail areas

Nov. 22, 2011
BE ALERT TO NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN ON ROUTE 208 IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Traffic to be shifted to new alignment as Bypass Project reaches first major milestone

Nov. 14, 2011
LANE CLOSURE ON ROUTE 17 BUSINESS IN GLOUCESTER
Northbound lane closure marks beginning of bridge replacement project at Fox Mill Run

Nov. 10, 2011
Fox Mill Run Work to Begin on Monday (Nov. 14)
12-month project will reduce travel lanes on Route 17 Business in Gloucester

Nov. 10, 2011
LAKE ANNA BRIDGE POUR RESCHEDULED TO OCCUR DURING OVERNIGHT HOURS NEXT WEEK

Nov. 4, 2011
EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 208 AT LAKE ANNA
Traffic will be intermittently stopped at the bridge over Lake Anna on Tuesday, Nov. 8 and Wednesday, Nov. 16

Oct. 27, 2011
FLASHING SIGNAL INSTALLED ON ROUTE 1
Signal will activate and flash during periods of congestion near Stafford High School at left turn lane onto Enon Road

Oct. 25, 2011
SECONDARY ROADS OPEN IN WESTMORELAND AFTER STORM
Repairs are complete on two secondary roads that closed following Tropical Storm Lee

Oct. 17, 2011
WEIGHT RESTRICTION TO BE POSTED ON GWYNN’S ISLAND BRIDGE IN MATHEWS COUNTY
Heavier trucks and vehicles may not cross Route 223 bridge to Gwynn’s Island before repair

Oct. 13, 2011
SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM MEETING TO BE HELD
Public is invited to review, comment on multimodal transportation projects for 14-county Fredericksburg District

Oct. 7, 2011
TRAFFIC SHIFT PLANNED ON ROUTE 33 AT WEST POINT
Motorists should be alert for a new traffic pattern in the work zone within two weeks

Oct. 7, 2011
VDOT COMPLETES TWO SECONDARY ROAD PROJECTS IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Towles Mill Road and Ni River bridge rehabilitation projects completed on schedule

Sept. 29, 2011
SECONDARY ROUTES CLOSED FOR STORM DAMAGE
Detour signs will be installed to guide motorists around roads and structures in the Northern Neck and Fredericksburg area that remain closed for repairs

Sept. 27, 2011
ROAD WORK SCHEDULED ON DOWNING BRIDGE
Single lane closures planned on Route 360 during October for bridge projects

Sept. 11, 2011
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE WORK TO OPEN ROADS
Work is ongoing Sunday to repair roadways damaged by flooding and heavy rain in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Sept. 9, 2011
VDOT CREWS WORKING TO OPEN PRIMARY ROADS
Work will continue after sunset to open Route 3, Route 205 in Westmoreland County

Sept. 9, 2011
HEAVY RAIN CLOSES SEVERAL ROADS
Flooding exists on several primary roads, secondary roads in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Sept. 8, 2011
SEVERAL ROADS CLOSE FOR FLOODING IN NORTHERN NECK, FREDERICKSBURG AREA
While most roads remain open, motorists should remain alert for high water on roadways, especially in low-lying areas

Aug. 30, 2011
ROAD WORK CONTINUES IN NORTHERN NECK, MIDDLE PENINSULA
Several secondary roads remain closed from Hurricane Irene damage in 14-county Fredericksburg District

Aug. 29, 2011
RAILROAD WORK POSTPONED IN CAROLINE
Work now scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Thursday, Sept. 8

Aug. 29, 2011
VDOT WORKING TO CLEAR SECONDARY ROADS
Crews continue Monday to disentangle power lines, trees toppled by Hurricane Irene

Aug. 28, 2011
ROAD WORK CONTINUES INTO SUNDAY EVENING
VDOT working with utility companies to clear roads of entangled trees and power lines

Aug. 28, 2011
HURRICANE CLEANUP EFFORTS CONTINUE
Motorists will find interstate and primary routes open, while debris removal continues on secondary roads in Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula

Aug. 28, 2011
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT ROAD CONDITIONS
Motorists may encounter debris, closed roads or traffic signals without power this morning

Aug. 28, 2011
NORRIS BRIDGE OPEN TO TRAFFIC
Vehicles now allowed to cross bridge on Route 3

Aug. 27, 2011
NICE BRIDGE IS CLOSED
Route 301 bridge linking Maryland and Virginia closed to traffic

Aug. 27, 2011
DEBRIS, FLOODING CLOSE ROADS
More than two dozen secondary roads are currently closed in the Fredericksburg District, while most primary roads remain open

Aug. 27, 2011
NORRIS BRIDGE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC
Sustained winds on bridge surpassing 45 mph, with wind gusts of up to 60 mph

Aug. 27, 2011
BRIDGES ARE OPEN IN NORTHERN NECK, MIDDLE PENINSULA
VDOT will announce any future bridge closures and report them on 511Virginia

Aug. 27, 2011
CAUTION URGED FOR MOTORISTS DURING HURRICANE IRENE
VDOT crews mobilized in Fredericksburg District early Saturday morning

Aug. 26, 2011
CSX SCHEDULES REPAIRS AT TWO RAIL CROSSINGS IN CAROLINE COUNTY
(Woodford Road and Claiborne Crossing Road will be closed while repairs are underway)

Aug. 26, 2011
BRIDGES MAY CLOSE IN HIGH WIND CONDITIONS
Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula bridges will close to traffic when wind surpasses threshold

Aug. 25, 2011
VDOT SUSPENDS NORTHERN NECK FERRY SERVICE
(Merry Point closed today; Sunnybank to close at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 26)

Aug. 25, 2011
VDOT PREPARES FOR HURRICANE IRENE
Fredericksburg area VDOT employees are testing equipment and staging resources

Aug. 23, 2011
BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO BEGIN ON ROUTE 17
New structure to be built over Fox Mill Run in Gloucester

Aug. 19, 2011
NEW SECTION OF ROUTE 610 OPEN TO TRAFFIC
Construction is complete on widened section of Garrisonville Road in Stafford

Aug. 18, 2011
ROUTE 622 BRIDGE NOW OPEN IN GLOUCESTER
New 3-ton weight limit on bridge over Fox Creek on Allmondsville Road

Aug. 18, 2011
CSX RAIL WORK AT FERRY ROAD CROSSING WILL BE COMPLETED TODAY
(Ferry Road will open to traffic shortly before 6 p.m. tonight)

Aug. 12, 2011
NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL TO ACTIVATE IN STAFFORD
Signal with Flashing Yellow Arrow will be operational on Tuesday, Aug. 16

Aug. 11, 2011
ROUTE 662 BRIDGE CLOSED IN GLOUCESTER
A detour route is posted around the Almondsville Road bridge over Fox Creek

Aug. 10, 2011
NEW SPEED LIMIT ON ROUTE 610 IN STAFFORD
Speed limit lowered to 40 mph west of Shelton Shop Road to west of Onville Road

Aug. 9, 2011
FERRY ROAD IN STAFFORD TO CLOSE FOR RAILROAD REPAIR
A detour will be in place from Tuesday, Aug. 16 through Tuesday, Aug. 23

Aug. 5, 2011
RAILROAD REPAIR FINISHED IN CAROLINE COUNTY
Stonewall Jackson Road (Route 606) is now open to traffic at railroad crossing

Aug. 4, 2011
ALL LANES OPEN ON ROUTE 17 AT GLOUCESTER POINT
Vehicles can access new turn lanes as construction project to enhance safety nears completion

July 28, 2011
TRUCK DETOUR IN CAROLINE FOR RAILROAD WORK
Trucks, and vehicles carrying heavy loads, should avoid Route 606 closure from Aug. 1-5

July 26, 2011
EXPECT LANE CLOSURES ON I-95 SOUTH AT THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER BRIDGE
Bridge painting project moves forward; Motorists to see more construction activity

July 26, 2011
FLASHING YELLOW ARROW ARRIVES IN STAFFORD
U.S. 1 Traffic Signal will be First VDOT Use of Flashing Yellow Arrow in Northern Virginia

July 25, 2011
NORRIS BRIDGE WORK HOURS EXTENDED (CORRECTION)
Motorists should expect brief delays. Normal work hours to resume on Monday

July 22, 2011
RAILROAD CROSSING REPAIR SCHEDULED IN CAROLINE
Complete closure of Stonewall Jackson Road (Route 606) in Caroline will be needed at the railroad crossing for a 5-day improvement project

July 19, 2011
OVERNIGHT PAVING WORK PLANNED ON ROUTE 360
Single lane closures scheduled during evening hours in King William County

July 14, 2011
PAVING WORK PLANNED ON EASTBOUND ROUTE 360
Single lane closures scheduled during daytime hours in Essex County for July and August

July 12, 2011
I-95 RAMPS AT THORNBURG INTERCHANGE TO CLOSE FOR PAVING
Motorists encouraged to use Exit 110 or Exit 126 as alternates

July 11, 2011
BROOKE ROAD IN STAFFORD REOPENS TO TRAFFIC
Deck replacement project completed on time

June 23, 2011
PAVING WORK SCHEDULED AT DOWNING BRIDGE
Motorists traveling on Route 360 could encounter traffic delays on Friday, Tuesday

June 17, 2011
NEW MEDIAN TO BE INSTALLED ON ROUTE 610
Motorists will see new traffic pattern next week on Garrisonville Road in Stafford

June 14, 2011
COURTHOUSE ROAD BRIDGE OPENS TO TRAFFIC
Railroad overpass in Stafford County enhances travel for motorists, rail passengers

June 10, 2011
CRASH CLOSES COURTHOUSE ROAD IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Eastbound and westbound lane closed between Block House Road, Partlow Road

June 3, 2011
BRIDGE WORK TO BEGIN ON MASSAPONAX CHURCH ROAD
Traffic temporarily reduced to a single lane at Ni River bridge in Spotsylvania

June 2, 2011
EXPECT DELAYS ON U.S. 17 NORTHBOUND IN GLOUCESTER
Malfunctioning traffic signal at Lafayette Heights Road and U.S. 17

May 31, 2011
NORTHBOUND I-95 OPEN IN CAROLINE
All travel lanes open to traffic following early-morning bus crash

May 31, 2011
UPDATE: TWO LANES OF NORTHBOUND I-95 OPEN IN CAROLINE
Left lane and center lane of northbound I-95 re-open following crash

May 31, 2011
UPDATE: NORTHBOUND I-95 REMAINS CLOSED IN CAROLINE COUNTY
Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes, as I-95 is expected to be closed for several additional hours

May 31, 2011
NORTHBOUND I-95 REMAINS CLOSED IN CAROLINE COUNTY
All traffic directed to Route 1 detour at Exit 98

May 31, 2011
NORTHBOUND I-95 CLOSED IN CAROLINE COUNTY
All traffic directed to Route 1 detour at Exit 98

May 20, 2011
PIPE REPLACEMENT PROJECT TO BEGIN ON COURTHOUSE ROAD IN NORTHUMBERLAND
Road closes to through traffic May 31; Detour will be in place through early September

May 19, 2011
NEW 4-WAY STOP TO BE INSTALLED ON MOUNTAIN VIEW ROAD IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Intersection of Kellogg Mill Road and Mountain View Road Becomes All-Way Stop

May 13, 2011
MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS ON LANSDOWNE ROAD
VDOT crews to address drainage and repair failing slope

May 13, 2011
ROUTE 610 PROJECT IN STAFFORD COUNTY NEARS COMPLETION
Work to begin on Joshua Road near the Route 610 intersection.

May 6, 2011
CONSTRUCTION FINISHING ON U.S. 17 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN GLOUCESTER
Final Paving and Milling Work Continues on Northbound and Southbound U.S.17 During Next Two Weeks in Gloucester Point Area

May 5, 2011
PAVING WORK UNDERWAY ON U.S. 17 IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY
Motorists Should Expect Daytime Delays This Week and Next Week on Southbound U.S. 17 in the Gloucester Point Road Area

April 29, 2011
LANE CLOSURE ON NORRIS BRIDGE
Single lane closure scheduled for the Robert O. Norris Bridge on Route 3 over the Rappahannock River on Saturday

April 28, 2011
BRIDGE WORK TO BEGIN ON I-95
Fredericksburg Area Motorists May Encounter Overnight Work Zones Between May and December 2011

April 26, 2011
TURN LANE IMPROVEMENTS COMING TO SPOTSWOOD FURNACE ROAD AT ROUTE 3
Motorists Should be Alert for Daytime Road Work on Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29

April 25, 2011
DECATUR ROAD ACCESS IN STAFFORD TO CLOSE FOR REPAIRS STARTING MAY 2
Decatur Road Access to be Closed at the Intersection with Widewater Road

April 22, 2011
TEMPORARY ROAD TO OPEN AT CHELSEA ROAD IN WEST POINT
New road connecting Route 33 and Chelsea Road opens Wednesday, April 27; Traffic on Route 33 reduced to two lanes starting the week of May 2

April 21, 2011
STATE TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SIX-YEAR PROGRAM
Proposed program would widen U.S. 17 in Stafford, build overpass at Fall Hill Avenue over I-95 in Fredericksburg

April 20, 2011
CLEARING BEGINS FOR SEVERAL ROUTE 3 TURN LANE PROJECTS IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Projects will improve traffic flow at Andora Drive and at Spotswood Furnace Road

April 18, 2011
ROUTE 33 IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY REMAINS CLOSED
Residents only will be granted access while cleanup of power lines, debris continues on Monday morning

March 30, 2011
CSX CORP. WORK WILL CLOSE SEVERAL ROADS IN STAFFORD COUNTY ON THURSDAY EVENING
Emergency Vehicles Will Be Granted Access During Overnight Closures

March 29, 2011
ROUTE 33 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN WEST POINT TO BEGIN THIS WEEK
Traffic on Rt. 33 will narrow from four lanes to two lanes at the West Point Creek Bridge approaches

March 27, 2011
FREDERICKSBURG AREA ROADS ARE CLEAR, WET
Bridges, overpasses treated with abrasives as a precaution

March 23, 2011
CSX CORP. WORK WILL CLOSE SEVERAL ROADS IN STAFFORD COUNTY ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY
Emergency Vehicles Will Be Granted Access During Overnight Closures

March 21, 2011
CONSTRUCTION WILL TEMPORARILY CLOSE BROOKE ROAD AT POTOMAC CREEK BRIDGE IN STAFFORD
Detour route established for motorists traveling Brooke Road

March 10, 2011
MT. HOPE CHURCH ROAD IN STAFFORD WILL CLOSE TO TRAFFIC OVERNIGHT FOR RAIL WORK
Work Dates Rescheduled for Next Week

March 10, 2011
VDOT PREPARES FOR HEAVY RAIN, FLOODING
Crews are monitoring roads, responding to incidents

March 4, 2011
HARRELL ROAD OPENS TO TRAFFIC
New Drainage Features Will Improve Vehicle Crossing at Claiborne Run

Feb. 15, 2011
ROUTE 614 TO BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE AT BROWN’S CREEK
(Lancaster County)

Feb. 15, 2011
OVERNIGHT WORK TO CLOSE MAIN STREET INTERSECTION
HRSD sewer line project continues in Gloucester

Feb. 8, 2011
VDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING FOR UPCOMING PROJECTS
(Projects on River Road and Brooke Road may impact daily travel)

Jan. 27, 2011
COMMUTERS URGED TO USE CAUTION
Icy conditions exists on main roads; Subdivision streets snow covered

Jan. 26, 2011
HEAVY SNOW FALLING IN THE FREDERICKSBURG REGION
Secondary road conditions are deteriorating - 5 p.m. update

Jan. 26, 2011
MOTORISTS URGED TO USE CAUTION DURING EVENING COMMUTE
Snow expected to begin during evening rush hour – Morning commute will be slippery

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