VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


July 9, 2018

Expect overnight delays south of Fredericksburg for bridge work on Mudd Tavern Road overpass between 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 9 and 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 10

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – An overnight traffic stop is scheduled for Interstate 95 southbound tonight at Exit 118/Thornburg in Spotsylvania County.

Construction crews are installing bridge forms and deck overhangs as part of the ongoing project to build a new Mudd Tavern Road overpass.

To protect the safety of travelers, full traffic stops are required while crews place the forms and overhangs. The bridge forms and deck overhangs will allow crews to pour the new concrete deck for the overpass.

I-95 travelers are encouraged to use Route 1 or Route 301 to avoid delays overnight when work is scheduled to occur.

Message boards on I-95 will provide advance notice of lane closures and detour routes. Traffic signals along these routes are timed to accommodate increased traffic volumes.

All work has been scheduled weather permitting and may be postponed due to inclement weather. Lane closures are currently scheduled at the following dates and times:

Monday, July 9

  • Double lane closure begins at 9:30 p.m.
  • Between midnight and 5 a.m. all I-95 southbound traffic will be detoured to take the Exit 118/Thornburg off-ramp, directed across Mudd Tavern Road and back to the on-ramp.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.
  • All lanes of I-95 northbound remain open. 

Virginia State Police are assisting the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and project contractor Shirley Contracting Company with traffic control in the work zone.

Mudd Tavern Road

Local drivers should anticipate alternating, one-way traffic and flagging operations on Mudd Tavern Road during this work zone. Local traffic will be able to access I-95. To avoid delays, drivers are encouraged to use Exit 110/Ladysmith or Exit 126/Massaponax to enter or exit I-95 during the overnight hours.

Exit 118 Interchange Improvements and New I-95 Overpass

Construction is underway on a $22.4 million project to build a new four-lane overpass on Mudd Tavern Road bridging I-95. Interchange improvements are also underway at Exit 118 that will improve the alignment of interchange ramps with Mudd Tavern Road, and the alignment of nearby Mallard Road.

Construction began in October 2017 and will be completed in September 2019.


Real-time information on the I-95 lane closures at Exit 118 will be available on 511Virginia. Check 511Virginia before starting a trip for real-time information about traffic, incidents, work zones and road conditions in Virginia.

Download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.


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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