VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


March 3, 2020

Expect delays with intermittent full traffic stops

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. Interstate 95 and Route 17 travelers should anticipate overnight delays with intermittent full traffic stops to allow crews to work safely to build two new overpasses in Stafford County as part of construction projects to improve I-95. 

The I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project is currently building the future I-95 overpass of Route 17. The I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension team is building a new Truslow Road bridge over the interstate. 

Weather permitting, the following lane closures will occur: 

Tuesday, March 3 – Wednesday, March 4 

Interstate 95 Northbound

  • 10 p.m. – Midnight – Double lane closure
  • Midnight – 3 a.m. – Intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes
  • 3 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure, all lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. 

Interstate 95 Southbound

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

Route 17 Northbound

  • 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. – Intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes
  • 4 a.m. – 6 a.m. – Single lane closure 

Route 17 Southbound

  • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. – Alternating single lane closures  

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. 

When traffic is stopped on Route 17 northbound, drivers will not be permitted to enter I-95 southbound. The I-95 northbound off-ramp to Route 17 northbound toward Warrenton will also be closed. 

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

Message boards are posted along I-95 and Route 17 to alert motorists to delays ahead. 

For additional information about the interstate projects, please visit www.Improve95.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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Page last modified: March 3, 2020