VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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Oct. 2, 2020



EXPECT OVERNIGHT I-95 DELAYS AT TRUSLOW ROAD OVERPASS IN STAFFORD
Over the upcoming two weeks, northbound and southbound I-95 lane closures, with several evenings of full traffic stops, are needed north of Exit 133 (Rt. 17) to place bridge beams

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Interstate 95 travelers in the Fredericksburg area can expect overnight delays on multiple evenings over the upcoming two weeks for lane closures and intermittent traffic stops needed to build a new overpass in Stafford County.

Construction crews will use a crane to lift bridge beams into position for a new overpass on Route 652 (Truslow Road) that spans I-95 at mile marker 134, just north of Exit 133 (Route 17).

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to occur between Monday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 16. No lane closures will be scheduled from the evening of Friday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 12.

The I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project is replacing the Truslow Road overpass to accommodate construction of two new reversible Express Lanes in the median.

The project is lengthening the two-lane overpass and will slightly widen it to have expanded road shoulders.

Truslow Road closed to through traffic for overpass construction on Jan. 27, 2020, and was estimated to reopen to traffic in fall 2020. The schedule has been extended, with the road now anticipated to open in winter 2020-early 2021.

I-95 lane closures and intermittent traffic stops are scheduled at the following dates and times:

Monday, Oct. 5 – Tuesday, Oct. 6

I-95 northbound

  • 8 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 9 p.m. – Double lane closure, with single lane of traffic diverted into temporary median lane for beam placement. View an online graphic of this traffic pattern.
  • 4:30 a.m. – All lanes open

Tuesday, Oct. 6 – Wednesday, Oct. 7

I-95 northbound

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – Double lane closure, with single lane of traffic diverted into temporary median lane for beam placement. View an online graphic of this traffic pattern.
  • 4:30 a.m. – All lanes open

Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Thursday, Oct. 8

I-95 northbound

  • 9 p.m.4:30 a.m. Single lane closure

Thursday, Oct. 8 – Friday, Oct. 9

I-95 southbound

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – Double lane closure
  • Midnight to 3 a.m. – Full, intermittent stops for up to 30-minute intervals
  • 4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open
  • 10 a.m. – All lanes open

Wednesday, Oct. 14 – Thursday, Oct. 15

I-95 southbound

  • 8 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 9 p.m. – Double lane closure, with single lane of traffic diverted into temporary median lane for beam placement. View an online graphic of this traffic pattern.
  • 4:30 a.m. – All lanes open

Thursday, Oct. 15 – Friday, Oct. 16

I-95 southbound

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – Double lane closure
  • Midnight to 3 a.m. – Full, intermittent stops for up to 30-minute intervals
  • 4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open
  • 10 a.m. – All lanes open

Message boards on I-95 will notify motorists of upcoming congestion and lane closures for this work zone. Travelers are encouraged to use an alternate routes if possible to avoid delays.

Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control in the work zone on each evening.

I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing

Travelers are also asked to plan ahead for major I-95 southbound travel delays in Stafford near the Exit 133 interchange from 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 through 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Lane closures are needed for 19 consecutive hours of milling, paving and lane striping to shift southbound traffic onto a new interstate overpass that spans Route 17.

I-95 southbound travelers are strongly encouraged to choose an alternate route to avoid delays, especially for destinations outside the Fredericksburg area.

Read the news release about this work zone.

Project Background

Crews are currently building a 10-mile extension of the I-95 Express Lanes in the median of I-95 from south of Exit 143 (Route 610) to the vicinity of Exit 133 (Route 17). The extended Express Lanes are anticipated to open to traffic in late 2022.

Built in 1963, the Truslow Road overpass is located between Beagle Road and Samuel Lane in Stafford. The previous bridge was structurally deficient, which is an indicator that the bridge required maintenance or replacement to improve its condition.

Truslow Road carries approximately 2,600 vehicles a day, according to a 2018 traffic count.

Stay Updated

Real-time updates on this work zone, lane closures and congestion will be available on 511Virginia.

Download the free mobile 511Virginia app or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

Follow VDOT Fredericksburg District on Twitter at @VaDOTFRED.

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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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