VDOT News - Fredericksburg



LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


Dec. 22, 2021

Travel Hot Spots in the Fredericksburg Region (Dec. 26, 2021 - Jan. 3, 2022)
All work is scheduled weather permitting. Real-time information on work zones and lane closures is available on 511Virginia.

I-95 Northbound

Exit 133 (Route 17) to Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)

Monday, noon – 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday – Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Single lane closure between these interchanges to shift work zone barriers, part of Improve95 project construction.

Tuesday – Wednesday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Single, overnight lane closure between these interchanges for overhead sign installation, part of Improve95 project construction.


I-95 Southbound

Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to Exit 133 (Route 17)

Monday, noon – 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday– Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Single lane closure between these interchanges for Improve95 project construction.

Stafford County

Route 1 Northbound and Southbound

Monday, noon – 3 p.m. and Wednesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Alternating, single lane closures for final construction activities connected with the Potomac Creek bridge replacement project, located between Potomac Creek Lane and Centreport Parkway intersection. 

Route 3 Westbound

Monday - Wednesday, 7 a.m. - noon. Single lane closure on Route 3 westbound from Cool Springs Road and Chatham Heights Road for bridge work. Crews are working under the structure over the CSX railroad.

Spotsylvania County

Route 1 Southbound

Monday Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Single, southbound lane closure between Old Telegraph Road and Route 608 (Massaponax Church Road). Construction of a turn lane under permit, for development.

Route 620 (Harrison Road)

Monday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Single lane closure between Route 1344 (Kingswood Boulevard) and Route 1475 (Salem Station Boulevard). One-way, alternating traffic for construction of a turn lane under permit, for development. 


Additional Projects in Fredericksburg District


City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County


Route 3 Business at Chatham Bridge

Chatham Bridge reopened to vehicle traffic in October 2021 after being closed since June 2020 for an improvement project. Periodic lane closures will be needed as construction work to repair the substructure, below the bridge deck, continues through April 2022.


Essex County

Route 665 (Dodge City Road) Bridge Replacement

Dodge City Road is closed to through traffic at the bridge over Beverly Run for a bridge replacement project. The road will be closed to through traffic until early Jan. 2022. Approximately 5 miles using the following recommended routes:

Route 665 (Dodge City Road)
Route 625 (Passing Road)
Route 618 (Beverly Run Road)


King George County

Route 301 and the Nice-Middleton Bridge Replacement Project

The right southbound lane on Route 301 between Roseland Drive and Barnsfield Road will remain closed through Feb. 2022 for bridge construction and realignment of the roadway as part of a Maryland Transportation Authority project to replace the Nice-Middleton Bridge over the Potomac River.


Richmond County


Route 637 (County Bridge Road)

County Bridge Road is closed to through traffic at the bridge over Cat Point Creek due to damage following heavy rain and flooding on June 11. A timeline to restore and reopen the road is still under development.


Stafford County


Route 1 at Potomac Creek

Construction is underway to replace the Route 1 bridge over Potomac Creek in Stafford County. Route 1 will continue to have four travel lanes open during the project, with only periodic single lane closures required. The new bridge is anticipated to be complete in December 2021.


Route 3 Business Bridge Rehabilitation

A bridge rehabilitation project is underway on Route 3 Business eastbound over the CSX railroad tracks, between Cool Springs Road and Chatham Heights Road. A single lane is closed continuously on weekdays, beginning on Mondays at 6 a.m. through 8 p.m. Fridays. All lanes are open on weekends. The weekday lane closure is anticipated to be required through Jan. 2022.


Spotsylvania County


Route 1 and Commonwealth Drive

Be alert for construction activity on Route 1 near the Commonwealth Drive intersection, where work is underway to build a nearly 700-space Park & Ride commuter lot. Be alert for work zone barriers along the shoulders of Route 1, and lanes that are shifted to the east near the Commonwealth Drive intersection. Project completion is anticipated in May 2023.


Route 17 Overpass Replacement and Widening

Construction started in December 2020 on a project to replace the existing two-lane interstate overpass on Route 17 with a four-lane bridge. Route 17 will be widened to four travel lanes to just east of the Hospital Boulevard/Germanna Point Drive intersection. Sidewalk, a shared-use path, and pedestrian crossing equipment will be added as part of the project. Improvements will be completed in Feb. 2024.


Town of West Point and New Kent County


Route 30/33 (Eltham Bridge)

Westbound single lane closure on Eltham Bridge, with work zone barrier. This lane closure is anticipated to remain in place until spring 2022. Crews are identifying locations where a future project will repair post-tensioned bridge girders.

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