News Releases - Fredericksburg

April 24, 2019
NEW I-95 NORTHBOUND ON-RAMP OPENS AT EXIT 118 IN THORNBURG NEXT WEEK
Drivers will experience a temporary traffic pattern to enter I-95 northbound at Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) in Spotsylvania County starting Wednesday, May 1

April 24, 2019
VDOT SET TO INSTALL NEW SPEED LIMIT SIGNS ON ROUTE 301 IN CAROLINE COUNTY ON APRIL 25
Drivers should be alert to the new 60 mph speed limit on Route 301 between just north of Route 608 to just south of Route 17

April 19, 2019
ROUTE 609 (SMOKEY ROAD) IN KING WILLIAM CLOSES APRIL 29 FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Crews will be replacing a structurally deficient bridge over Herring Creek; Motorists should follow posted detour route over estimated 12 weeks of work

April 17, 2019
ROUTE 660 (SORGHUM ROAD) IN KING AND QUEEN COUNTY NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC AFTER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Detour has been lifted after crews installed a new bridge over Mill Stream

April 15, 2019
I-95 LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEK IN FREDERICKSBURG
Expect single lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound for Improve95 projects on Monday, April 15 through early Friday, April 19

April 12, 2019
ALL LANES OF I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED IN STAFFORD COUNTY
All northbound traffic is stopped at mile marker 147 for multi-vehicle crash, just prior to Exit 148/Quantico Marine Corps Base

April 12, 2019
ANTIOCH ROAD AND KNIGHTS RUN ROAD REOPEN IN NORTHERN NECK
Emergency repair work to rebuild several state-maintained secondary roads following damage from Tropical Storm Michael are complete

April 9, 2019
REPAIR SCHEDULE SET FOR ROUTE 622 (DIRT BRIDGE ROAD) IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Road is expected to reopen to through traffic between Route 3 (Greys Point Road) and Regent Road by Wednesday, May 1

April 9, 2019
NEW SPEED LIMIT SET TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK ON A PORTION OF ROUTE 17 IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY
Drivers should be aware that the speed limit on a portion of Route 17 in Gloucester County will be changed from 55 mph to 60 mph beginning Monday, April 15

April 8, 2019
I-95 LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEK NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Expect double and single lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound for Improve95 projects on Monday, April 8 through early Saturday, April 13

April 4, 2019
ROUTE 622 (DIRT BRIDGE ROAD) CLOSED IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Drainage pipe failure has closed road to through traffic between Route 3 (Greys Point Road) and Regent Road; Motorists should follow posted detour route

April 1, 2019
I-95 LANE CLOSURES NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Expect double and single lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound for Improve95 projects starting tonight, April 1

March 29, 2019
EXPECT DAYTIME DELAYS ON ROUTE 218 FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
Motorists can expect one-way, alternating traffic on Rt. 218 in Stafford and King George counties as crews install centerline rumble strips on April 1-12

March 27, 2019
NEW I-95 NORTHBOUND OFF-RAMP AT EXIT 118 IN THORNBURG OPENS TOMORROW
Traffic exiting I-95 northbound at Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) in Spotsylvania County will be shifted onto a new off-ramp starting Thursday, March 28

March 27, 2019
ROUTE 646 (TACKETTS MILL ROAD) NOW OPEN IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Emergency repairs following a drainage pipe failure last week are complete

March 25, 2019
I-95 WORK ZONES SCHEDULED IN THE FREDERICKSBURG AREA THIS WEEK
Expect lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound for Improve95 projects

March 22, 2019
ROUTE 646 (TACKETTS MILL ROAD) CLOSED IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Drainage pipe failure has closed road to through traffic between Dunbar and Heflin roads; Motorists should follow posted detour route

March 21, 2019
REPAIRS NEARLY COMPLETE ON TWO ROADS CLOSED BY TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL DAMAGE
Route 1350 (Hamlin Drive) in Stafford County will open on Friday, March 22 and Route 642 (Knights Run Road) in Northumberland County will reopen the week of April 1-5

March 18, 2019
NUMEROUS I-95 WORK ZONES THIS WEEK IN THE FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Expect daytime lane closures on I-95 northbound and overnight lane closures on I-95 southbound with various construction activities for Improve95 projects and maintenance work

March 12, 2019
NEW DATE FOR I-95 NORTHBOUND OFF-RAMP OPENING AT EXIT 118 IN THORNBURG
Traffic exiting I-95 northbound at Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) in Spotsylvania County will be shifted onto a new off-ramp starting Thursday, March 28

March 11, 2019
MULTIPLE I-95 WORK ZONES THIS WEEK IN THE FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Expect daytime and overnight lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound with ongoing construction activities or preliminary engineering work for Improve95 projects

March 7, 2019
ELTHAM BRIDGE INSPECTION SET FOR MARCH 11-15
Expect single lane closures on Route 30 over the Pamunkey River between Town of West Point and New Kent County next week

March 4, 2019
WORK ZONE WRAP-UP REVISED ON I-95 IN FREDERICKSBURG
Expect mostly daytime lane closures on I-95 northbound and overnight lane closures on I-95 southbound with ongoing construction activities or preliminary engineering work for several interstate projects

March 3, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS MAY BE SLICK MONDAY MORNING
VDOT crews will mobilize at midnight to monitor for icy road conditions on Interstate 95 and across the Fredericksburg area as temperatures drop below freezing

March 1, 2019
FERRY ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SET TO BEGIN ON MONDAY, MARCH 4
Be alert for construction activity on Ferry Road and on Route 3 eastbound and westbound in the Ferry Farm area of Stafford County

March 1, 2019
EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIRS CONTINUE FOLLOWING TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL
Route 642 (Knights Run Road) will remain closed until mid-March 2019; Reconstruction and repair continues on schedule for six additional roads in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Feb. 28, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: WINTRY MIX MAY AFFECT FRIDAY MORNING TRAVEL
VDOT crews will work overnight to patrol Interstate 95 and roads in the Fredericksburg area and western Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula for potentially slick conditions

Feb. 28, 2019
VDOT TO HOST PUBLIC MEETING FOR PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS AT THE I-95 SOUTHBOUND EXIT 126/SPOTSYLVANIA INTERCHANGE AND SOUTHPOINT PARKWAY
Public meeting to be held Tuesday, March 19 from 5-7 p.m. at Spotswood Elementary School in Spotsylvania County

Feb. 25, 2019
BRACE FOR MULTIPLE WORK ZONES THIS WEEK ON I-95 IN THE FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Expect daytime and overnight lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound, including a full traffic stop early Tuesday, Feb. 26

Feb. 25, 2019
ROUTE 658 (MOUNT OLIVE ROAD) IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL SUMMER 2019
Construction will continue to build a replacement bridge over the North Anna River

Feb. 22, 2019
SUNNYBANK FERRY IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY OUT OF SERVICE FOR REPAIRS
Ferry service has been suspended until further notice due to repairs needed to ferry’s cable system

Feb. 22, 2019
NEW WORK ZONE PATTERN STARTING SUNDAY NIGHT AT ROUTE 17 AND I-95 IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Inside left lane on Route 17 northbound and southbound will close at Exit 133/Falmouth in Stafford County beginning Sunday, Feb. 24 for construction of new Route 17 overpasses

Feb. 22, 2019
EXPECT DAYTIME TRAFFIC STOPS ON ROUTE 606 (MUDD TAVERN ROAD) NEAR I-95 IN SPOTSYLVANIA NEXT WEEK
Mudd Tavern Road traffic will be stopped up to 10 minutes at a time to allow crews to install traffic signal equipment starting Monday, Feb. 25

Feb. 22, 2019
EMERGENCY REPAIRS ALONG WESTBOUND ROUTE 360 IN WARSAW START NEXT WEEK
Crews will install a new pipe and repair the slope to reopen westbound lane by late May 2019

Feb. 21, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CRASH CLOSES I-95 SOUTHBOUND JUST SOUTH OF EXIT 126/SPOTSYLVANIA
Delays will impact evening rush hour; Traffic getting by crash scene using the left shoulder

Feb. 20, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT:EXPECT WET PAVEMENT WITH ISOLATED SLICK SPOTS OVERNIGHT AND DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
Motorists urged to use caution if driving during the overnight and early morning hours

Feb. 20, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROADS REMAIN SLICK, SLUSHY OR SNOW COVERED
Drivers are advised to avoid travel until road and weather conditions improve

Feb. 20, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOW, FREEZING RAIN TO AFFECT TRAVEL WEDNESDAY
Motorists are asked to avoid travel while storm is underway; Check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions before starting a trip

Feb. 19, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS READY FOR SNOW, FREEZING RAIN
Motorists are asked to plan travel around storm, and avoid travel while storm is underway; Check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions before starting a trip

Feb. 18, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS TO TREAT I-95 OVERNIGHT
Tanker trucks will apply a salt brine solution to Interstate 95 travel lanes and ramps in the Fredericksburg area starting at 8 p.m. tonight

Feb. 15, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: RAIN, LIGHT SNOW MAY LEAD TO SLIPPERY ROADS SATURDAY MORNING
VDOT crews are mobilizing at midnight to treat roads and bridges for hazardous conditions; Motorists planning to drive should use extra caution and reduce speed

Feb. 14, 2019
ROUTE 660 (SORGHUM ROAD) BRIDGE REPLACEMENT BEGINS FEB. 19 IN KING AND QUEEN COUNTY
Installation of a new bridge will close Sorghum Road to through traffic at Mill Stream for approximately six weeks; Motorists should follow posted detour route

Feb. 13, 2019
NEW WORK ZONE PATTERN STARTING AT ROUTE 17 AND I-95 IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Inside left lane on Route 17 northbound and southbound will close at Exit 133/Falmouth in Stafford County beginning Monday, Feb. 25 for construction of new Route 17 overpasses

Feb. 6, 2019
ROUTE 222 (WEEMS ROAD) IN LANCASTER COUNTY NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC
Road reopens following emergency repair to sinkhole, damaged road

Feb. 1, 2019
MOBILE OPERATION ON I-95 SOUTHBOUND IN CAROLINE COUNTY NEXT WEEK
Expect daytime double lane closures on I-95 southbound to allow crews to replace the reflective lens on the raised pavement markers starting at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4

Jan. 30, 2019
ROADS CLEAR, BUT ICY PATCHES POSSIBLE
Travelers should reduce their speed and drive with caution this morning as roads may be slick, especially on roads carrying lighter traffic, and on bridges, overpasses and ramps

Jan. 29, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING BEFORE IT STARTS SNOWING
Drivers urged to adjust travel with wintry mix expected to impact evening commute

Jan. 28, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS PREPARE FOR POTENTIAL SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS AFTER MIDNIGHT
Motorists are encouraged to check 511Virgina before starting a trip to see real-time road conditions in their area; Plan to use additional caution or adjust travel plans as needed

Jan. 26, 2019
UPDATE: I-95 MOBILE POTHOLE REPAIR IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA ON SUNDAY, JAN. 27
Expect mobile single lane closures on I-95 southbound in Stafford, Spotsylvania and Caroline counties between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday

Jan. 25, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: MOBILE POTHOLE OPERATION ON I-95 TOMORROW
Expect alternating single lane closures on I-95 southbound to allow crews to repair potholes starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 until 2 p.m.

Jan. 22, 2019
I-95 TRAFFIC STOPS AT EXIT 140 IN STAFFORD OVERNIGHT
Crews will stop all I-95 northbound and southbound traffic up to 30 minutes at a time between midnight and 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22

Jan. 19, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: RAIN-SLICKED ROADS MAY BECOME ICY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, EVENING
VDOT crews are mobilizing at noon Sunday ahead of plummeting temperatures that could transform wet pavement into an icy surface; Travelers should plan to check 511Virginia before starting a trip

Jan. 17, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: LIGHT SNOW, WINTRY MIX MAY AFFECT TRAVEL THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
VDOT crews and equipment will be staged and ready to treat and plow roads as needed; Motorists should check 511Virginia before starting a trip for real-time road conditions

Jan. 15, 2019
PUBLIC INVITED TO LEARN MORE, COMMENT ON I-95 NORTHBOUND RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER CROSSING PROJECT
Join us for a public meeting from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg

Jan. 15, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS MAY BE ICY THIS MORNING
VDOT crews remain on duty to treat for any slick or hazardous road conditions from overnight refreezing in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Jan. 14, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE, BUT EXPECT OVERNIGHT REFREEZE
Wet, slushy pavement expected to refreeze after sunset; Motorists are urged to use additional caution during the overnight and early morning hours

Jan. 14, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS NOW FOCUSING ON SECONDARY ROADS AND SUBDIVISION STREETS
I-95, primary roads and high-volume secondary roads are in clear to minor condition; Drivers are still encouraged to limit unnecessary travel to allow crews to make additional progress

Jan. 14, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PLAN TO ADJUST TRAVEL BASED ON ROAD CONDITIONS, USE ADDITIONAL CAUTION
Overnight heavy snow, especially in Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, has led to partially-covered roads in those areas, with the potential for icy conditions districtwide

Jan. 13, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS PREPARING FOR ROAD SURFACES TO REFREEZE OVERNIGHT
Overnight, any melted snow and slush is expected to freeze, leading to icy and slick road conditions; Motorists are advised to continue delaying travel until after storm's end

Jan. 13, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVING, BUT MORE SNOW ON THE WAY
Motorists in affected areas should continue to delay travel until after the storm has ended, including the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and western Middle Peninsula

Jan. 13, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: MOTORISTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO STAY OFF THE ROADS DURING THE STORM
Many roads in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and western Middle Peninsula are snow-covered, with the heaviest snowfall still ahead for the region Sunday morning

Jan. 12, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: MOTORISTS ASKED TO REMAIN OFF THE ROAD DURING THE STORM
With snow now falling across large portions of the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and western Middle Peninsula, motorists are asked to stay off the roads for duration of storm

Jan. 12, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: DRIVERS URGED TO LIMIT TRAVEL WITH SNOW
Heavier snow is now falling and is expected to continue overnight into Sunday

Jan. 11, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PLAN AHEAD FOR SNOW TO AFFECT WEEKEND TRAVEL
Motorists are asked to delay unnecessary travel and stay off the roads once snow begins; Check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions and traffic information

Jan. 9, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS TO PRE-TREAT I-95, PRIMARY ROADS AHEAD OF POTENTIAL WEEKEND STORM
Trucks will apply a salt brine solution to Interstate 95 travel lanes and ramps in the Fredericksburg area between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10

Jan. 4, 2019
UPDATE ON EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIRS FOLLOWING TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL
Reconstruction and repair continues on seven roads in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

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