VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Aug. 22, 2018
TRIPLE LEFT TURN LANES OPEN ON ROUTE 3 EASTBOUND TO I-95 NORTHBOUND NEXT WEEK IN FREDERICKSBURG
Route 3 eastbound traffic will access I-95 northbound using three left turn lanes controlled by a new traffic signal starting early Wednesday, Aug. 29
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Next week, the $21 million project to improve safety and operations at the Interstate 95 Exit 130 interchange in Fredericksburg is reaching another construction milestone by opening triple left turn lanes on Route 3 eastbound to access northbound I-95.
Weather permitting, early Wednesday, Aug. 29, Route 3 eastbound traffic seeking to merge onto I-95 northbound will use the triple left turn lanes, which will be controlled by a new traffic signal.
The new signal will be activated on flash mode on Monday, Aug. 27 before the morning peak travel period. The Route 3 eastbound signal heads will flash yellow for the first 48 hours of operation to allow drivers to adjust to their presence. All signal heads will then be placed in full color operation before the morning peak travel period on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
The existing loop on-ramp will also close on the same morning, Wednesday, Aug. 29. The three left turn lanes will increase storage capacity from the interchange to the interstate. This traffic pattern change is designed to make it safer for drivers to merge onto I-95 northbound with additional space.
Message boards will be posted this week to alert motorists to the new traffic pattern and new signal.
Virginia State Police will be present at the intersection to assist with traffic control.
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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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