VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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May 9, 2022



DELAYS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT FOR IMPROVE 95 WORK
Double lane closures are scheduled on I-95 northbound and southbound in the Fredericksburg area for bridge construction through early Friday, May 13

Thursday, May 12 UPDATE: The 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project team added overnight lane closures tonight into early Friday, May 13 to the following:
I-95 Northbound, mile markers 146-147 (near exit 148/Quantico)
  • 9 p.m. -- Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. -- Double lane closure
  • 4:30 a.m. -- All northbound lanes reopen.
UPDATE (9 p.m.) Tonight's planned work zone for construction of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project has been revised to the following:
I-95 Northbound, mile markers 146-147 (near exit 148/Quantico)
  • 9 p.m. -- Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. -- Double lane closure
  • Midnight - 3 a.m. -- Intermittent full traffic stops for up to 30-minute intervals
  • No detour into 95 Express Lanes
95 Express Lanes Southbound at exit 150 (Joplin Road)
  • No detour from 95 Express Lanes to I-95 southbound at exit 150 (Joplin Road)

 

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) advises overnight travelers to expect delays on Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area for Improve 95 construction.

Bridge beam installation for the future flyover at the exit 148 (Quantico) interchange in Stafford County for the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project will continue this week. The work will detour all I-95 northbound traffic near exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) to the Express Lanes between 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tolls will not apply to drivers routed onto the Express Lanes during this time.

Multiple work zones will have I-95 northbound and southbound reduced to one lane at various points between exit 126 (Spotsylvania) to exit 148.

Final paving activities as part of the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project near exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg are anticipated to wrap up this week.

VDOT encourages drivers with destinations outside the Fredericksburg area to consider alternate routes to avoid major delays.

Before starting a trip, motorists should check 511Virginia.org to find real-time updates on work zones and traffic conditions.

Weather permitting, the following lane closures on I-95 are scheduled:

Monday, May 9 – Tuesday, May 10
• I-95 Northbound at exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) to exit 148 (Quantico)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – Double lane closure
o 10:30 p.m. – All I-95 northbound traffic will be detoured to the express lanes near exit 143 then shifted back to the regular lanes before exit 148. Tolls will not apply to drivers detoured to the express lanes during this time
o 4:30 a.m. – All northbound general purpose lanes will reopen

• Express Lanes Southbound at exit 150 (Joplin Road)
o 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. – All express lanes southbound traffic will be detoured to general purpose lanes at the interchange.

• I-95 Northbound at exit 133 (Route 17) to exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Alternating double lane closures

• I-95 Southbound at Exit 130 (Route 3) Local and Through Lanes
o 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – Double lane closure
o 4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open, with a single lane closure
o 3 p.m. – All southbound lanes open

Tuesday, May 10 – Wednesday, May 11
• I-95 Northbound at exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) to exit 148 (Quantico)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – Double lane closure
o 10:30 p.m. – All I-95 northbound traffic will be detoured to the express lanes near exit 143 then shifted back to the regular lanes before exit 148. Tolls will not apply to drivers detoured to the express lanes during this time
o 4:30 a.m. – All northbound general purpose lanes will reopen

• Express Lanes Southbound at exit 150 (Joplin Road)
o 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. – All express lanes southbound traffic will be detoured to general purpose lanes at the interchange.

• I-95 Southbound at Exit 130 (Route 3) Local and Through Lanes
o 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – Double lane closure
o 4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open, with a single lane closure
o 3 p.m. – All southbound lanes open

• I-95 Northbound at exit 126 (Spotsylvania)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o 4 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

• I-95 Northbound at exit 133 (Route 17) to exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Alternating, double lane closures

Wednesday, May 11 – Thursday, May 12
• I-95 Northbound at exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) to exit 148 (Quantico)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – Double lane closure
o 10:30 p.m. – All I-95 northbound traffic will be detoured to the express lanes near exit 143 then shifted back to the regular lanes before exit 148. Tolls will not apply to drivers detoured to the express lanes during this time
o 4:30 a.m. – All northbound general purpose lanes will reopen

• Express Lanes Southbound at exit 150 (Joplin Road)
o 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. – All express lanes southbound traffic will be detoured to general purpose lanes at the interchange.

• I-95 Southbound at Exit 130 (Route 3) Local and Through Lanes
o 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – Double lane closure
o 4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open, with a single lane closure
o 3 p.m. – All southbound lanes open

• I-95 Southbound at exit 126 (Spotsylvania)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o 4 a.m. – All southbound lanes open

• I-95 Northbound at exit 133 (Route 17) to exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Alternating double lane closures

Thursday, May 12 – Friday, May 13
• I-95 Southbound at exit 126 (Spotsylvania)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o 4 a.m. – All southbound lanes open


Overhead message boards along I-95 will alert motorists to delays ahead. For more information about the Improve 95 construction program, please visit Improve95.org.

511Virginia
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.

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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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