VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Jan. 24, 2020
REMINDER: TRUSLOW ROAD OVERPASS TO CLOSE MONDAY FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Bridge over I-95 will close early Monday, Jan. 27 as part of the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Motorists are reminded that Route 652 (Truslow Road) in Stafford County will close at the bridge over Interstate 95 on Monday, Jan. 27, weather permitting, for construction of a new overpass as part of the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.
Demolition of the existing I-95 overpass will begin shortly after its closure, and will be underway for an estimated four to six weeks.
Bridge demolition will require double lane closures and intermittent full traffic stops on I-95 and can only occur during overnight hours to limit the impact to I-95 travelers. Specific dates and times for intermittent full traffic stops on I-95 during the week of February 3-7 will be announced next week.
Weather permitting, the following I-95 lane closures are scheduled for next week at the Truslow Road overpass, which is located at mile marker 134:
Interstate 95 Northbound
- Monday – Wednesday, 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Double lane closure
Interstate 95 Southbound
- Monday – Wednesday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. Single left lane closure
- Wednesday – Friday, 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Double lane closure.
Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control.
Truslow Road will be closed at the I-95 overpass for nine months while work is underway. Truslow Road is anticipated to reopen at the overpass in fall 2020.
The signed detour route will be Route 1, Route 17 and Plantation Drive. Drivers are encouraged to use the most convenient alternate route when the overpass closes.
Click here to see an online map of the detour route.
Traffic conditions and signal timing will be closely monitored once the detour is underway.
Built in 1963, the Truslow Road bridge is located between Beagle Road and Samuel Lane. It is structurally deficient, which is an indicator that the bridge requires maintenance or replacement to improve its condition.
The I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project is replacing the Truslow Road bridge to accommodate construction of two new reversible Express Lanes in the median.
Crews are currently building the 10-mile extension of the I-95 Express Lanes in the median of I-95 from south of Exit 143 (Route 610) to the vicinity of Exit 133 (Route 17).
The new two-lane Truslow Road overpass will be slightly wider than the existing bridge, and it will be lengthened to accommodate any future I-95 widening.
Truslow Road carries approximately 2,600 vehicles a day, according to a 2018 traffic count.
Construction on the $565 million project began in July 2019. In addition to the 10-mile Express Lanes extension, the project will build seven new bridges and new access points.
Project features include:
- Two reversible high-occupancy toll lanes in the existing median of I-95
- The lanes will connect to the I-95 southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project and the I-95 northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project
- Additional access to the I-95 Express Lanes will be added near the Route 17 and Route 630 (Courthouse Road) I-95 interchanges in Stafford, and near the Russell Road interchange at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Prince William County
The extended Express Lanes are anticipated to open to traffic in late 2022. All work related to the project is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
Transurban, the operator of the existing 95 Express Lanes facility, is managing the construction of the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension. The design-build project contractor is a joint venture between Branch Civil and Flatiron.
Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.
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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