VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


Dec. 11, 2018

Crews will have alternating lane closures on Route 3 westbound near Carl D. Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg to install new signs from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Wednesday

FREDERICKSBURG, Va.  – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project to improve safety and operations at the Exit 130 interchange on Interstate 95 in Fredericksburg is nearly complete as crews work on final tasks, including installing two traffic signs. 

Drivers should anticipate overnight travel delays and lane closures on Route 3 westbound to allow crews to install the signs safely near the Central Park’s main entrance and exit. 

Expect alternating lane closures on Route 3 westbound near Carl D. Silver Parkway starting at 10 p.m. tonight until 2 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12.   

Access to all businesses, hotels and destinations in Central Park and westbound Route 3 will be maintained during the road work. 

Project Background

Construction began in July 2017 and will be underway through January 2019.

The project is being funded with federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds (HSIP).

After reviewing the I-95 corridor, VDOT determined the Route 3 interchange in Fredericksburg had a crash rate above the statewide average. These improvements are designed to lower the crash risk by eliminating conflict points where vehicles formerly merged.

For more information, please visit the project page on www.VirginiaDOT.org.




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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula


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Page last modified: Dec. 11, 2018