VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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May 23, 2018



TONIGHT: EXPECT DELAYS ON I-95 IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY
Double lane closure on I-95 northbound and southbound overnight at Exit 118/Thornburg; Full 30-minute traffic stops on I-95 southbound between midnight - 5 a.m.

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Interstate 95 travelers can expect delays tonight in Spotsylvania County, south of Fredericksburg, as crews lift concrete beams into place at the site of a new Mudd Tavern Road overpass at Exit 118/Thornburg.

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

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.

Beam lifts are planned at Exit 118 tonight, and on the evenings of Wednesday, May 30, Thursday, May 31, and Monday, June 4. No lane closures will occur between noon Friday and noon Tuesday over the Memorial Day holiday travel period.

The Mudd Tavern Road 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 23

I-95 Northbound

  • Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

I-95 Southbound

  • Double lane closure begins at 9:30 p.m.
  • Between midnight and 5 a.m. all traffic will be stopped several times for approximately 30 minutes each while crews lift concrete beams over the interstate.
  • During the intermittent stoppages between midnight and 5 a.m., I-95 southbound traffic will be detoured to take the I-95 southbound exit ramp at Exit 118, directed across Mudd Tavern Road, and guided onto the I-95 southbound entrance ramps.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

Wednesday, May 30

I-95 Northbound

  • Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

I-95 Southbound

  • Double lane closure begins at 9:30 p.m.
  • Between midnight and 5 a.m. all traffic will be stopped several times for approximately 30 minutes each while crews lift concrete beams over the interstate.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

Thursday, May 31 and Monday, June 4

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 while crews lift concrete beams over the interstate.
  • 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 23, and Wednesday, May 30.

Local traffic seeking to avoid delays may wish 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. today, and on Wednesday, May 30, Thursday, May 31, and Monday, June 4, 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.

511Virginia

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.

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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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