VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


Nov. 3, 2022

Expect overnight delays on Route 17 near I-95 tonight through early Friday, Nov. 4

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. Route 17 travelers may experience overnight delays tonight, Nov. 3 through early Friday, Nov. 4 as construction continues to improve Interstate 95 at the exit 133 interchange in Stafford County.

Starting at 7 p.m., one lane on Route 17 between Short Street and Sanford Drive will close.

All Route 17 traffic will be stopped intermittently between midnight and 3 a.m. to install equipment for a temporary traffic signal as part of the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project.

Each stop may last up to 30 minutes.

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

Thursday, Nov. 3 – Friday, Nov. 4

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

Drivers should check 511Virginia.org for real-time updates on work zones and traffic conditions.

Please visit the Improve95.org additional project information.


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 http://www.511virginia.org/.  Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 when they are not operating a motor vehicle or while using a hands-free device. 

Do not use a handheld cell phone or mobile device while driving (it’s the law). 

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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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