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Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) I-95 Overpass Replacement and Road Improvements East of I-95

I-95, Exit 118/Thornburg
Project at a Glance
Begin Date
October 2017

Est Completion Date
September 2019

Under Construction

Estimated total project cost is $22.4 million

Shirley Contracting Company



Robert Ridgell, VDOT Project Manager
(540) 899-4288
Darragh Frye, VDOT Communications Coordinator
(540) 899-4119

Project Details

This project will build a new Interstate 95 overpass on Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) in Spotsylvania County, and provide improvements to interstate ramps, Mudd Tavern Road east of I-95 and Mallard Road.

Construction will begin in October 2017, and is scheduled to be completed in September 2019.

As part of its design-build proposal, Shirley Contracting created a modified design concept that improves traffic flow at the Exit 118 interchange on I-95 while minimizing the amount of right of way needed to build the project. The proposed concept also limits traffic impacts on Route 606 during construction.

Exit 118 Design Overview

New I-95 Northbound Off-Ramp Opens March 21, 2019

Traffic exiting Interstate 95 northbound at Exit 118 (Thornburg) in Spotsylvania County will be shifted onto a new off-ramp starting Thursday, March 21 after the morning rush hour.

View a map of the new off-ramp and temporary traffic pattern in the work zone.

Ramp traffic exiting I-95 northbound will intersect with Mallard Road at a new traffic signal.

The traffic signal will be activated on Tuesday, March 19, and will flash for approximately 48 hours to allow motorists to adjust to its presence.

On Thursday, March 21, the traffic signal will be placed into full color operation when traffic is shifted onto the new off-ramp after the peak morning travel period.

Travelers will not see any change to the I-95 northbound on-ramp at Exit 118 at this time. Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) traffic will continue to use the existing on-ramp to access I-95 northbound. A new northbound on-ramp will open when the project is complete in summer 2019.

When construction is finished, two additional traffic signals will be activated.  The first at the intersection of Mallard Road, Mudd Tavern Road and Dominion Raceway Avenue and second at the I-95 southbound on-ramp, I-95 southbound off-ramp and Mudd Tavern Road intersection.   

Pardon Our Dust Meeting: Monday, September 18, 2017

Construction is anticipated to begin in October 2017 to replace the I-95 overpass on Mudd Tavern Road, followed by construction on additional improvements. 

The public is invited to attend a "Pardon Our Dust" citizen information meeting to learn more about what drivers can expect during construction. 

The meeting will be held:

Monday, September 18, 2017

5-7 p.m. 

Riverview Elementary School


7001 North Roxbury Mill Road

Spotsylvania, VA 22551

A brief presentation will be delivered at 5:30 p.m.

VDOT and project contractor staff will be available between 5-7 p.m. to share information on anticipated traffic impacts and answer questions.

Project information will also be available to view on future improvements proposed for Mudd Tavern Road from Interstate 95 to Route 1.

Meeting presentation

Project fact sheet


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