VDOT News - Fredericksburg


IMMEDIATE - 3:10 p.m.

Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


May 30, 2018

I-95 northbound lane closures and intermittent traffic stops are scheduled tonight as crews move crane into position for future beam lifts for new Mudd Tavern Road overpass

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. –  Interstate 95 northbound travelers should expect delays tonight at Exit 118/Thornburg in Spotsylvania County, south of Fredericksburg, as crews move a crane in preparation for a future beam lift at the site of a new overpass.

All lanes of I-95 southbound will remain open this evening at the Exit 118 work zone.

Northbound I-95 travelers are encouraged to use Route 1 or Route 301 to avoid delays.

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.

Crews are preparing to lift beams into place for a new overpass on Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) at Thornburg. The overpass is located at Exit 118 between I-95 Exit 126/Spotsylvania and Exit 110/Ladysmith in Caroline County.

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:

Wednesday, May 30 

I-95 Northbound

  • Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • Between midnight and 5 a.m. all traffic will be stopped several times for approximately 30 minutes each as crews move a crane into position.
  • During the intermittent stoppages between midnight and 5 a.m., I-95 northbound traffic will be detoured to take the I-95 northbound exit ramp at Exit 118, directed across Mudd Tavern Road, and guided onto the I-95 northbound entrance ramps.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.
  • All I-95 southbound lanes 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 traffic traveling on Mudd Tavern Road will have access to the I-95 entrance and exit ramps at Exit 118 during the work zone. However, Mudd Tavern Road will be reduced to a single lane from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the I-95 overpass on the evenings of Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31.

Local traffic seeking to avoid delays are encouraged to use Exit 110 at Ladysmith or Exit 126 in Spotsylvania to enter or exit I-95 during the overnight hours.

Daytime I-95 Northbound Lane Closure

Drivers can expect a single lane closure on I-95 northbound at Exit 118 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. onWednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31 to allow crews to stage equipment and materials needed for the overnight beam lifts.

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. Check511Virginia before starting a trip for real-time information about traffic, incidents, work zones and road conditions in Virginia.

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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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