VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Darragh.Frye@VDOT.Virginia.Gov


FRED-182887

Aug. 18, 2021



EXPECT OVERNIGHT I-95 DELAYS IN THE FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Tonight through Friday evening, drivers will encounter single to double lane closures, and intermittent full stops near Route 17 and Centreport Parkway

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising overnight travelers on Interstate 95 to anticipate delays in the Fredericksburg area this week, with lane closures scheduled for several construction and maintenance projects.

Construction work to build a better ride on I-95 in the Fredericksburg area will require double lane closures and intermittent full traffic stops starting tonight, Aug. 18.

Starting at 10 p.m., I-95 northbound near exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) and I-95 southbound near the exit 133 (Route 17) interchange in Stafford County will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction as construction advances on the Improve 95 projects.

In Caroline County, milling and paving operations will resume on I-95 northbound near Exit 104 (Carmel Church) interchange.

Crews will be conducting routine safety inspections of the I-95 bridges over the Matta River and the Ni River in Spotsylvania County. The bridges are located between mile markers 117-121, near Exit 118 (Thornburg).

With the assistance of Virginia State Police, crews will stop all northbound and southbound traffic intermittently starting early Thursday, Aug. 19, near the exit 133 (Route 17) and exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) interchanges. All traffic may be stopped up to 30 minutes at a time between midnight and 3 a.m. for various work related to the Improve 95 construction program.

Weather permitting, lane closures on I-95 are scheduled at the following dates and times:

Wednesday, Aug. 18 – Thursday, Aug. 19
• I-95 Northbound at Exit 104 (Carmel Church) and Exit 110 (Ladysmith)
o 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. – Mobile operation with double lane closure

• I-95 Southbound at Exit 130 (Route 3)
o 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. – Single lane closure

• I-95 Southbound at Exit 133 (Route 17)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o Midnight – 3 a.m. – Full traffic stop up to 30 minutes
o 4:30 a.m. – All southbound lanes open

• I-95 Northbound at Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o Midnight – 3 a.m. – Full traffic stop up to 30 minutes
o 4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

Thursday, Aug. 19 – Friday, Aug. 20

• I-95 Northbound and Southbound at Exit 118 (Thornburg)
9 p.m. – 5 a.m. – Single lane closure

• I-95 Southbound at Exit 130 (Route 3)
o 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. – Single lane closure

• I-95 Northbound at Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o Midnight – 3 a.m. – Full traffic stop up to 30 minutes
o 4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open


Friday, Aug. 20 – Saturday, Aug. 21
• I-95 Southbound at Exit 130 (Route 3)
o 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. – Single lane closure

Message boards will be posted along I-95 to alert motorists to delays ahead.


Motorists are strongly encouraged to check 511Virginia.org for real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.


Drivers can also 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.

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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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