VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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FRED-193172

May 2, 2022



MAJOR IMPROVE 95 CONSTRUCTION WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT OVERNIGHT DELAYS
I-95 northbound and southbound will be reduced to one lane in the Fredericksburg area with multiple work zones each evening this week

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Various construction and maintenance projects on Interstate 95 will cause significant overnight delays in the Fredericksburg area.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) encourages travelers to plan ahead with multiple work zones, which will reduce both I-95 northbound and southbound to one lane near several interchanges between exit 118 (Thornburg) in Spotsylvania County to exit 148 (Quantico) in Stafford County.

Crews with the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project will continue lifting and installing bridge beams for the future access point to the Express Lanes at the exit 148 interchange. The bridge beam installation will affect the Express Lanes facility and general purpose lanes near the exit 148 interchange.

Bridge construction, maintenance and safety inspections will also require double lane and ramp closures of I-95, along with final paving activities as part of the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project near exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg.
Overnight travelers with destinations outside of the Fredericksburg area should consider using alternate routes to avoid major delays.

Motorists can check 511Virginia.org before starting their trip to find real-time updates on work zones and traffic conditions.

The following lane closures on I-95 are scheduled, weather permitting:

Monday, May 2 – Tuesday, May 3
• I-95 Southbound at Exit 130 (Route 3) Local and Through Lanes
o 9 p.m. – Single lane closure on both local and through lanes
o 10 p.m. – Double lane closure both local and through lanes
o Midnight – 3 a.m. – Route 3 westbound entrance ramp closure
o 4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open, with a single lane closure in place on both local and though lanes
o 3 p.m. – All southbound lanes open

• Express Lanes Southbound at exit 150 (Joplin Road) in Prince William
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 and Southbound at exit 118 (Thornburg)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o 4:30 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
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• I-95 Northbound at exit 143 (Route 610) to exit 148 (Quantico)
o 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Single lane closure

Tuesday, May 3 – Wednesday, May 4
• I-95 Southbound at Exit 130 (Route 3) Local and Through Lanes
o 9 p.m. – Single lane closure on both local and through lanes
o 10 p.m. – Double lane closure both local and through lanes
o Midnight – 3 a.m. – Route 3 westbound entrance ramp closure
o 4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open, with a single lane closure in place on both local and though lanes
• 3 p.m. – All southbound lanes open

• Express Lanes Southbound at exit 150 (Joplin Road) in Prince William
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 and Southbound at exit 118 (Thornburg)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o 4:30 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

• I-95 Northbound at exit 143 (Route 610) to exit 148 (Quantico)
o 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Single lane closure

Wednesday, May 4 – Thursday, May 5
• I-95 Southbound at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to exit 130 (Route 3)
o 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. – Single lane closure for mobile paving operations

• I-95 Southbound at Exit 130 (Route 3) Local and Through Lanes
o 9 p.m. – Single lane closure on both local and through lanes
o 10 p.m. – Double lane closure both local and through lanes
o Midnight – 3 a.m. – Entrance or exit ramp closure
o 4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open, with a single lane closure in place on both local and though lanes
o 3 p.m. – All southbound lanes open

• I-95 Southbound at exit 118 (Thornburg)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o 4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

• 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 118 (Thornburg) and 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 4:30 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

• 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. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o 4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

Thursday, May 5 – Friday, May 6
• 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 126 (Spotsylvania) and at exit 118 (Thornburg)
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 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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