VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
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FRED-157209

Feb. 3, 2020



REMINDER: EXPECT MAJOR I-95 DELAYS OVERNIGHT IN STAFFORD FOR BRIDGE DEMOLITION THIS WEEK
Demolition of the Truslow Road overpass between Exit 133 (Route 17) and Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) will require I-95 northbound and southbound lane closures, plus intermittent full traffic stops between midnight and 3 a.m. on several evenings

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) wants to remind Interstate 95 travelers that they can expect major overnight delays in Stafford County on most evenings this week. Construction crews will continue to demolish the Route 652 (Truslow Road) overpass, which is located between I-95 Exit 133 (Route 17) and Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway). 

Intermittent full traffic stops for I-95 in both directions are needed on several evenings between midnight and 3 a.m. Traffic may be stopped for up to 30 minutes at a time. In between each stop, congestion will be allowed to clear before the next full stop. 

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

Stopping all I-95 traffic is necessary to allow crews to use a crane to safely remove bridge beams and pieces of the bridge deck located over the travel lanes. 

Crews are replacing the Truslow Road overpass as part of the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.  

Drivers are advised to consider using Route 1 as an alternate route to avoid delays. Message boards will be posted along I-95 to alert motorists to delays ahead. 

Lane closures have been scheduled for the following evenings this week, weather permitting: 

Monday, Feb. 3 – Tuesday, Feb. 4 

I-95 Northbound

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
  • Midnight to 3 a.m. – Intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes 

I-95 Southbound

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
  • Midnight to 3 a.m. – Intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes 

Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Wednesday, Feb. 5 

I-95 Northbound

  • 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. –Double lane closure
  • Midnight to 3 a.m. – Intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes 

I-95 Southbound

  • 10 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
  • Midnight to 3 a.m. – Intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes 

Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Thursday, Feb. 6 

I-95 Northbound

  • 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Single lane closure
  • Midnight to 3 a.m. – Intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes 

I-95 Southbound

  • 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. – Single lane closure
  • Midnight to 3 a.m. – Intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes 

Thursday, Feb. 6 – Friday, Feb. 7 

I-95 Northbound

  • 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Single lane closure 

Project Background 

Crews are currently building the 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). Construction on the $565 million project began in July 2019.  

The extended Express Lanes are anticipated to open to traffic in late 2022. All work related to the project is scheduled to be completed in 2023.  

Transurban, the operator of the existing 95 Express Lanes facility, is managing construction of the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension. The design-build project contractor is a joint venture between Branch Civil and Flatiron. 

For more information, please visit the Fredericksburg Extension project page on the Express Lanes website

511Virginia 

Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia. 

Download the free mobile 511Virginia 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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