VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


March 12, 2019

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

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Traffic exiting Interstate 95 northbound at Exit 118 (Thornburg) in Spotsylvania County will be shifted onto a new off-ramp starting Thursday, March 28 after the morning rush hour.

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

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

The traffic signal will be activated on Tuesday, March 26, and will flash for approximately 48 hours to allow motorists to adjust to its presence.

On Thursday, March 28, 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.   

Message boards will be posted this week to alert motorists to the upcoming traffic shift.

Project Background

Construction on this $22.4 million project to replace the Mudd Tavern Road overpass and improve the Exit 118 interchange began in October 2017. Work is currently estimated to be completed in summer 2019.

The project seeks to reduce congestion, accommodate future growth and enhance safety in the Thornburg area.

A new I-95 overpass opened to traffic in October 2018. The new four-lane overpass, with turn lanes and wider shoulders, replaced a structurally deficient bridge with two travel lanes. All lanes on the new overpass will open when construction is complete.

An offset diamond interchange design was selected to minimize the right-of-way required for the road and ramp improvements.

At the end of the project, three new traffic signals will be in full operation to control traffic entering and exiting I-95.

Additional project details are available online on the project page at www.VirginiaDOT.org.


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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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