VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


July 30, 2018

Expect overnight delays on Route 3 near the I-95 interchange, full traffic stops are possible beginning tonight, July 30 through early Friday, August 3

FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists should anticipate overnight delays on Route 3 near Central Park in Fredericksburg with double lane closures and the possibility of full traffic stops starting tonight, July 30, through early Friday, August 3. 

The work zone is part of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project to improve safety and operations at the Interstate 95 Exit 130 interchange. 

Weather permitting, Route 3 traffic will be reduced to a single lane, both eastbound and westbound between the I-95 interchange and Carl D. Silver Parkway this week. Full traffic stops on Route 3 near the interchange are also possible. All Route 3 traffic may be stopped intermittently up to 15-minutes between midnight and 3 a.m. each evening as part of the work zone to install overhead signs and traffic signals. 

Beginning tonight, through early Friday, Aug. 3 from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. each evening, the following lane closures are planned, weather permitting: 

Route 3 Westbound

10 p.m. – 7 a.m. Double lane closure between I-95 and Carl D. Silver Parkway. 

Route 3 Eastbound

10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Double lane closure between I-95 and Carl D. Silver Parkway. 

Between midnight and 3 a.m. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control in the work zone. 

All I-95 entrance and exit ramps at Exit 130/Route 3 will remain open. 

Message boards and extra signage will be posted to warn motorists about the lane closures. 

Drivers will be allowed to use Carl D. Silver Parkway to enter or exit Central Park during the work zone. Access to all businesses, hotels and destinations in Central Park will be maintained during the road work. 

Construction on the $21 million project began July 2017 and will be completed by January 2019. 

For more information, please visit the project page at 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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