VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


Sept. 9, 2019

Expect double lane and ramp closures on I-95 northbound starting tonight, Sept. 9

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Motorists should anticipate daytime and overnight road work this week on Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area.  

Single and double lane closures are scheduled for various construction activities for Improve 95 projects, including the 10-mile extension of the I-95 Express Lanes, and paving work to improve the travel surface on the interstate. 

Weather permitting, the following lane closures are scheduled:

I-95 Northbound and Southbound 

Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) to Exit 130 (Fredericksburg)

Expect alternating single lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound between Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) in Stafford County to Exit 130 (Fredericksburg) for multiple work zones for various construction activities for the Improve 95 projects. A work zone may be two miles to five miles long. Delays are possible. Use caution with crews and construction equipment in the median and along the shoulders. Be alert to trucks slowing down to enter or exit the median at various construction entrances throughout the work zone. 

Interstate 95 Northbound

  • Monday – Thursday9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Interstate 95 Southbound

  • Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. 
  • Thursday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • Friday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. 

The following Improve95 projects will have lane closures this week:

I-95 Northbound 

Exit 126/Spotsylvania

  • Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. 

Crews will begin milling and paving a section of I-95 northbound near Exit 126/Spotsylvania. Drivers can expect a single lane closure to start at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. The on- and off-ramps to Route 1 will be closed as part of the work. All lanes and ramps will reopen by 4:30 a.m. Motorists may encounter a temporary rough driving surface in the milled sections of the travel lanes. Access I-95 northbound at Exit 118/Thornburg in Spotsylvania or Exit 130/Route 3 in Fredericksburg. Message boards and detour signs will be posted. 

Exit 126/Spotsylvania

  • Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Expect alternating single lane closures on I-95 northbound starting at mile marker 122 to Exit 126/Spotsylvania to allow crews to inspect bridges in the area. Crews will be conducting a routine safety inspection of the Massaponax Church Road bridge over I-95 and the Spotsylvania Parkway bridge over I-95.

I-95 Southbound

Exit 126/Spotsylvania

  • Tuesday – Thursday, 5 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

Expect alternating single lane closures on I-95 southbound starting at Exit 126/Spotsylvania to mile marker 122 for bridge inspection. 

Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic conditions 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.


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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