Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


Aug. 2, 2017

Drivers can enter and exit the shopping center in Fredericksburg using the main entrance overnight, as planned closures are no longer needed on evenings of Aug. 2-3, and Aug. 6-7

FREDERICKSBURG – Crews relocating a water line near the main entrance to the Central Park shopping center in Fredericksburg have completed work ahead of schedule, and drivers can use Carl D. Silver Parkway to enter and exit the center during overnight hours.

Carl D. Silver Parkway was scheduled to be closed to traffic entering and exiting Central Park from Route 3 between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. on the evenings of Aug. 2 and 3, and Aug. 6 and 7. The entrance will now remain open.

Crews are moving the water line as part of a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project to improve safety and operations at the Exit 130 interchange and on Route 3.

Drivers should remain alert for periodic single lane closures overnight on Carl D. Silver Parkway as utility relocation work proceeds, although access to and from Route 3 will remain open.

Traffic was detoured from Carl D. Silver Parkway to Central Park Boulevard on six evenings since July 25.

Project Background

Construction on the I-95 Safety Improvements Project at Route 3 began July 10 and will be underway through January 2019.

The project will modify on- and off-ramps at the Route 3 interchange. The changes are intended to reduce vehicle merging and weaving that can lead to crashes, injuries and congestion for local traffic, and on the interstate.

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