VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


June 6, 2018

Expect overnight delays on I-95 northbound on Wednesday and Thursday night, as crews continue to install bridge beams for a new Mudd Tavern Road overpass

FREDERICKSBURG, Va.   The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising drivers to anticipate overnight delays on Interstate 95 northbound near Exit 118/Thornburg in Spotsylvania County, as crews continue to lift bridge beams into position at the site of a new interstate overpass.

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 lifting beams into place for a new overpass on Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) at the Exit 118 interchange in Thornburg.  

Weather permitting, the following lane closures are currently scheduled:

Wednesday, June 6

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.
  • 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. 

Thursday, June 7

  • 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. 

All I-95 southbound lanes will remain open both nights.

For more information, please visit the project page at www.VirginiaDOT.org .




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.

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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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