VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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Sept. 17, 2018



STAY AWAY FROM THE DELAY WITH OVERNIGHT WORK ZONES ON I-95 IN FREDERICKSBURG
Expect double lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound with full traffic stops at Exit 130 on Thursday, Sept. 20

POSTPONED: The intermittent full traffic stops on I-95 southbound scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20 at Exit 130/Route 3 in Fredericksburg to allow crews to install a new overhead sign just north of the interchange, has been postponed to next Thursday, Sept. 27.

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is advising drivers to anticipate overnight lane closures on Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area this week with work zones requiring double lane closures starting tomorrow night, Sept. 18.

Intermittent full traffic stops on I-95 southbound are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20 at Exit 130/Route 3 to allow crews to install a new overhead sign as part of the safety improvement project at the interchange. I-95 southbound traffic will be stopped up to 30 minutes at a time for motorist safety. 

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

Motorists are particularly urged to avoid travel to and through North Carolina due to flooding affecting major routes and detours in many parts of the state after Hurricane Florence. For the latest North Carolina road conditions, visit ncdot.gov.

Weather permitting, the following lane closures are scheduled from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m.

I-95 Southbound

  • Mile Marker 148 to Mile Marker 146 in Stafford County

o   Tuesday  Friday:  A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at mile marker 148, which is near the Prince William County line to mile marker 146. Crews will be installing raised snow plow markers after recently paving this section of the interstate. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. the following morning.

  • Mile Marker 145 at Aquia Creek Bridge in Stafford County

o   Tuesday  Wednesday: A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. for a bridge rehabilitation project.Double lane closures will end at 4:30 a.m.  A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. on southbound.

o   Thursday: A single lane will close at 7 a.m. and reopen at 10 a.m. 

o   Wednesday  Thursday: Expect a single lane to close at 9 p.m. followed by double lane closures at 10 p.m. near Exit 140 for construction of the future diverging diamond as part of the project to relocate the interchange and widen Courthouse Road. Double lane closures will end at 6 a.m. and a single lane will remain close at the interchange until 10 a.m.

o   Thursday  Friday: A double lane closure on I-95 southbound will begin at 10 p.m. All of I-95 southbound traffic will be intermittently stopped overnight between midnight and 4:30 a.m. for up to 30 minutes at a time for motorist safety. Crews will be installing an overhead sign just north of Exit 130. All ramps will remain open. All northbound lanes will remain open. All southbound lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. Friday. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control. The work is connected to the I-95 Safety Improvements Project at the Exit 130 interchange.

I-95 Northbound

o   Thursday  Friday: Expect a single lane to close at 9 p.m. followed by double lane closures at 10 p.m. All northbound lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. the following morning.

  • Mile Marker 144 to Mile Marker 147 in Stafford County

o   Tuesday  Friday: A single lane will close at 9 p.m. on I-95 northbound near Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) and passed Exit 143/Garrisonville at mile marker 144 to mile marker 147. Crews will be installing raised snow plow markers after recently paving this section of the interstate. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. the following morning.

  • Mile Marker 145 at Aquia Creek Bridge in Stafford County

o   Tuesday  Wednesday: A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m.  All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. the following morning. The bridge is located at mile marker 145, just north of Exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville). 

o   Thursday: A single lane will close at 9:30 a.m. and reopen at 3:30 p.m.

I-95 Northbound and Southbound

  • Mile Marker 129 in City of Fredericksburg to Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) Stafford County

o   Tuesday Friday: Expect a single lane closure between mile marker 129 which is near Exit 130 (Route 3) and Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to allow crews to install temporary concrete barriers along the left shoulder of I-95 northbound and southbound. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. on I-95 northbound and 10 a.m. on I-95 southbound.  The work is connected to construction starting for the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project.

Overhead message boards will warn drivers to stay alert for the work zones ahead and delays.

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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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