VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


Jan. 13, 2021

All Route 17 northbound traffic near I-95 will be stopped between midnight and 3 a.m. early Friday, Jan. 15 to allow crews move a crane into the median

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Route 17 northbound travelers may experience overnight delays tomorrow night, Jan. 14 into early Friday, Jan. 15 to allow crews move a crane into the median near Interstate 95 exit 133 interchange in Stafford County.

Starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, the left lane on Route 17 northbound between Short Street and Sanford Drive will close to get equipment into place ahead of the full traffic stop.

All Route 17 northbound traffic will be stopped up to 30 minutes between midnight and 3 a.m. early Friday, Jan. 15 to move the crane across the travel lanes to the median as construction progresses on the future I-95 southbound bridge over Route 17 as part of the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project.

Weather permitting, lane closures on Route 17 northbound are scheduled at the following times:

Thursday, Jan. 14 – Friday, Jan. 15

• 7 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. – Single lane closure
Midnight to 3 a.m. – Full traffic stop up to 30 minutes
• 3 – 6 a.m. – Single lane closure
• 6 a.m. – All lanes open

A message board will be posted along Route 17 northbound to alert motorists to delays ahead.

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

For more information, please visit the project page on Improve95.org.


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

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

Page last modified: Aug. 17, 2023