News Releases - Fredericksburg

Oct. 22, 2021
NEW BRIDGE OPENS ON CLIFTON ROAD IN CAROLINE COUNTY
The new structure allows heavier vehicles to cross the bridge over the South River

Oct. 21, 2021
EMERGENCY REPAIR COMPLETE IN CAROLINE
Temporary traffic signal was removed today, and two-way traffic is traveling again on Route 17 between Mount Road and Ware Creek Road

Oct. 18, 2021
“LEAF” EARLY THIS FALL WITH IMPROVE 95 CONSTRUCTION CONTINUING NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Overnight lane closures, ramp closure and full traffic stop all planned this week on I-95

Oct. 18, 2021
EXPECT DAYTIME DELAYS ON I-95 THIS WEEK FOR RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER BRIDGE INSPECTION
Single lane closures are scheduled to inspect the bridges over the Rappahannock River starting at 9:30 a.m. today, Oct. 18

Oct. 15, 2021
VDOT NAMES NEW SALUDA RESIDENCY ADMINISTRATOR
Lee McKnight is leading highway maintenance and operations, land use, emergency response and snow removal for VDOT in the Middle Peninsula

Oct. 15, 2021
ROUTE 301 SOUTHBOUND LANE REOPENS IN KING GEORGE
Emergency repair to restore adjacent slope near Washington Mill Road is now substantially complete

Oct. 13, 2021
BRIDGE OPENINGS FOR MARINE TRAFFIC SUSPENDED AT GWYNN’S ISLAND
Route 223 (Old Ferry Road) is open to vehicle traffic between mainland Mathews County and Gwynn’s Island

Oct. 12, 2021
EXPECT MAJOR I-95 SOUTHBOUND DELAYS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW TO OPEN SECOND SOUTHBOUND BRIDGE OVER RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER
I-95 southbound will be reduced to one lane for approximately 12 hours starting at 9 p.m. to shift traffic into a new pattern in Stafford to Fredericksburg

Oct. 10, 2021
CHATHAM BRIDGE NOW OPEN TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC
Route 3 Business over the Rappahannock River, connecting the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County, has reopened after a 16-month improvement project

Oct. 8, 2021
VDOT INVITES COMMENT ON STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TAPPAHANNOCK AREA
Take the online survey to share feedback on draft recommendations, and join us for virtual information meeting on Thursday, Oct. 14

Oct. 8, 2021
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN CAROLINE COUNTY
All lanes are closed for a tractor-trailer crash at mile marker 115, south of exit 118 (Thornburg) in Spotsylvania County

Oct. 5, 2021
NEW I-95 SOUTHBOUND BRIDGE TO OPEN AT THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER
Travelers can expect major southbound delays from 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 with a six-mile work zone to shift traffic into a new pattern in Stafford to Fredericksburg

Oct. 1, 2021
EXPECT DAYTIME DELAYS ON GORDON ROAD IN SPOTSYLVANIA ON OCT. 4 – 5
Crews will direct one-way, alternating traffic between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for spot pavement repair

Oct. 1, 2021
NOW OPEN: ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND BRIDGE OVER DRAGON RUN
Project improved the condition of a structurally deficient bridge through Virginia’s State of Good Repair program

Sept. 30, 2021
EXPECT DAYTIME DELAYS ON NORRIS BRIDGE IN OCTOBER
Route 3 will be reduced to one-way, alternating traffic between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays for a routine, scheduled inspection of Norris Bridge during the month of October

Sept. 29, 2021
NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT SOPHIA STREET AND WILLIAM STREET IN FLASH MODE IN FREDERICKSBURG
Intersection will be a 3-way stop until Chatham Bridge opens to traffic on Sunday, Oct. 10

Sept. 28, 2021
I-95 NORTHBOUND NOW OPEN IN STAFFORD
Two northbound lanes have reopened after earlier closure at the Truslow Road interstate overpass; Single lane remains closed for fuel cleanup

Sept. 28, 2021
I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED IN STAFFORD
All lanes closed north of exit 133 (Route 17) after truck struck the Truslow Road interstate overpass; Truslow Rd. closed to through traffic

Sept. 27, 2021
BE ALERT FOR I-95 LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEK IN FREDERICKSBURG REGION
Travelers can expect daytime and overnight lane closures at various locations this week for construction of Improve95 program projects

Sept. 24, 2021
EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 17 AT TAPPAHANNOCK
Law enforcement is directing traffic at Richmond Beach Rd. intersection, where crews are replacing traffic signal equipment after earlier failure

Sept. 23, 2021
WEIGHT LIMIT POSTING REMOVED FROM ROUTE 17 BRIDGE OVER CSX RAILROAD IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY
Structure repaired to carry all vehicle traffic, including heavier emergency response vehicles

Sept. 22, 2021
CHATHAM BRIDGE REOPENS SUNDAY, OCT. 10
Public invited to ribbon cutting and pedestrian preview on Saturday, Oct. 9, which will be held on the improved bridge connecting the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County

Sept. 22, 2021
ROUTE 207 SOUTHBOUND BRIDGE COMPLETE IN CAROLINE COUNTY
Project replaced a structurally deficient bridge through Virginia’s State of Good Repair program

Sept. 20, 2021
OVERNIGHT ROAD WORK RAMPING UP TO IMPROVE I-95
Expect double lane closures and intermittent full traffic stops starting tonight, Sept. 20 through early Friday, Sept. 24

Sept. 17, 2021
RIVER ROAD IN STAFFORD COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC FOR PAVING NEAR CHATHAM BRIDGE
On Friday, Sept. 24, and Monday, Sept. 27, road will be closed between Route 3 Business and Gordon Street

Sept. 13, 2021
BE ALERT TO IMPROVE 95 ROAD WORK NEAR FREDERICKSURG
Daytime and overnight lane closures planned this week on I-95

Sept. 13, 2021
VDOT INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON ROUTE 1 AND FALL HILL AVENUE INTERSECTION PROJECT
Stop by a design public hearing from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Dorothy Hart Community Center in Fredericksburg, or submit comments online, by email or mail

Sept. 13, 2021
EXPECT DELAYS ON BUTLER ROAD IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Extended VDOT work zone with single lane closure near Winterberry Dr. is anticipated to continue through midmorning today

Sept. 10, 2021
EXPECT OVERNIGHT DELAYS ON BUTLER ROAD IN STAFFORD NEXT WEEK
Flagging crew will direct one-way, alternating traffic on Butler Road near St. Clair Brooks Memorial Park entrance for an emergency pipe replacement

Sept. 7, 2021
SUMMER MAY BE OVER, I-95 ROAD WORK ONLY HEATING UP
Expect overnight delays on I-95 with double lane closures and full traffic stops scheduled in the Fredericksburg area

Sept. 2, 2021
CHATHAM BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION WILL BLOCK RIVER ROAD TRAFFIC TOWARDS ROUTE 3 BUSINESS IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Starting, Tuesday, Sept. 7, eastbound lane will be closed for several days to allow paving near the intersection and reopened by evening rush hour

Sept. 1, 2021
OVERNIGHT PAVING IN FALMOUTH AREA SET FOR THURSDAY, SEPT. 2
Flagging crew will direct one-way, alternating traffic on Butler Road between Winterberry Drive and Camden Drive

Aug. 30, 2021
PLAN AHEAD FOR I-95 LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEK IN THE FREDERICKSBURG AREA
In Stafford County, I-95 southbound will be reduced to one lane overnight between exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) and exit 133 (Route 17)

Aug. 30, 2021
MERRY POINT FERRY MAINTENANCE PROJECT BEGINS
Ferry service across the Corrotoman River in Lancaster County will not operate through early November 2021 due to planned maintenance to clean, paint vessel

Aug. 26, 2021
ROUTE 665 (DODGE CITY ROAD) BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT SET TO BEGIN SEPT. 7 IN CAROLINE
A portion of the road will be closed to traffic for about four months; Drivers will detoured around the closure

Aug. 24, 2021
CONSTRUCTION TO START ON NEW PARK & RIDE LOT IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Nearly 700 parking spaces will be available for carpools, vanpools and transit riders close to Route 1 and Interstate 95 in the exit 126 interchange area

Aug. 23, 2021
I-95 WORK ZONES THIS WEEK WILL REQUIRE FULL STOPS
Expect overnight delays on I-95 between Exit 133 (Route 17) and Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) in Stafford County

Aug. 18, 2021
EXPECT OVERNIGHT I-95 DELAYS IN THE FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Tonight through Friday evening, drivers will encounter single to double lane closures, and intermittent full stops near Route 17 and Centreport Parkway

Aug. 13, 2021
ROUTE 3 BUSINESS BRIDGE REPAIR IN STAFFORD COUNTY STARTS MONDAY, AUG. 23
Single westbound lane over CSX railroad will be closed weekdays for approximately five months, with all lanes open on weekends

Aug. 9, 2021
PLAN AHEAD: MULTIPLE OVERNIGHT WORK ZONES ON I-95 NEAR FREDERICKSBURG THIS WEEK
I-95 northbound will be reduced to one lane near Exit 104 (Carmel Church) in Caroline County starting tonight, Aug. 9

Aug. 6, 2021
ROUTE 623 (JERSEY ROAD) REOPENS TO TRAFFIC IN KING GEORGE COUNTY
Shoulder will remain closed until guardrail installation is complete

July 29, 2021
NEW ROUTE 14 BRIDGE OVER POROPOTANK CREEK OPEN TO TRAFFIC
Project at the Gloucester County and King and Queen County line is delivered on time, and allows vehicles of all weights to cross the bridge

July 28, 2021
OVERNIGHT PAVING BEGINS IN TAPPAHANNOCK
Travelers can expect brief delays on Route 17 on Sunday-Thursday evenings over the next month

July 27, 2021
ROUTE 202 (HAMPTON HALL ROAD) NOW OPEN IN NORTHUMBERLAND
Emergency repair complete to restore road after damage from flooding in June

July 24, 2021
ROUTE 301 CLOSED IN KING GEORGE COUNTY
All lanes of Route 301 are closed near Route 697 (Chestnut Hill Loop) for law enforcement activity

July 23, 2021
UPCOMING WORK ZONES ON NORRIS BRIDGE
Route 3 travelers can expect brief delays crossing the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties on Tuesday, July 27, and Monday, Aug. 2 – Friday, Aug. 6

July 21, 2021
EXPECT FULL STOPS ON I-95 SOUTHBOUND OFF-RAMP AT EXIT 133 TONIGHT
Full stops up to 15-minute intervals are needed for construction activities as part of 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project in Stafford County

July 16, 2021
EMERGENCY REPAIR ON ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND IN STAFFORD BEGINS SUNDAY NIGHT
Route 17 northbound will be reduced to a single lane in the Hartwood area

July 6, 2021
ROUTE 3 CLOSED IN KING GEORGE COUNTY
All travel lanes on Rt. 3 near Stoney Knoll Road are closed after a multi-vehicle crash

July 2, 2021
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS ON ROUTE 3 EASTBOUND, LEAVELLS ROAD IN SPOTSYLVANIA
By making spot adjustments to lane markings and signs during recent paving work, VDOT seeks to reduce congestion and driver dela

July 2, 2021
ROUTE 1 CLOSED IN STAFFORD COUNTY
All northbound and southbound lanes are closed for a vehicle crash between Hospital Center Boulevard and American Legion Road

June 25, 2021
ROUTE 301 SOUTHBOUND REPAIR UNDERWAY IN KING GEORGE
Emergency repair to restore adjacent slope near Washington Mill Road intersection will be in progress through early August

June 25, 2021
EMERGENCY REPAIR TO BEGIN ON ROUTE 202 IN NORTHUMBERLAND
Primary road is anticipated to reopen to traffic in mid-July 2021

June 22, 2021
ROUTE 1 SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC SHIFT AT POTOMAC CREEK ON THURSDAY, JUNE 24
Both southbound lanes will shift left to use recently finished lanes as construction advances on a bridge replacement project

June 17, 2021
BRIDGE OPENINGS AT GWYNN’S ISLAND NOW SCHEDULED FOR MARINE TRAFFIC
Effective immediately, bridge over Milford Haven will open six times a day to allow boats to pass until long-term repair project later this year

June 17, 2021
SEVERAL ROADS REOPEN, FOUR REMAIN CLOSED IN NORTHERN NECK AREA AFTER LAST WEEK’S FLOODING
Route 202 (Hampton Hall Road) in Northumberland County remains closed to through traffic with a detour in place

June 17, 2021
ROUTE 301 SOUTHBOUND REDUCED TO ONE LANE IN KING GEORGE FOR EMERGENCY REPAIR
Right southbound lane closed near Route 616 (Washington Mill Road) due to slope failure

June 15, 2021
ROUTE 3 LONG-TERM LANE CLOSURE STARTS TOMORROW NIGHT IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Westbound lane will close for bridge repairs for 24 hours a day for a week then reopen and close again for approximately five months

June 15, 2021
EXPECT BRIEF DELAYS ON NORRIS BRIDGE FOR REMOVAL OF UTILITY LINES
During late June and July, Dominion Energy will remove utility lines from the Route 3 bridge over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties

June 12, 2021
VDOT CREWS REOPEN, ASSESS ROADS FOR REPAIR AFTER FLOODING
Route 202 (Hampton Hall Road) in Northumberland County remains closed to through traffic with a detour in place

June 11, 2021
FLOODING CONTINUES TO AFFECT TRAVEL IN NORTHERN NECK
Several primary routes and numerous secondary routes are closed for high water; Real-time updates will be posted to 511Virginia

June 11, 2021
ROUTE 202 CLOSED FOR FLOODING IN NORTHUMBERLAND
Both travel lanes of Route 202 are closed west of Deer Run Road; Motorists can follow detour in place

June 11, 2021
LONG-TERM LANE CLOSURE ON HOSPITAL CENTER BOULEVARD IN STAFFORD COUNTY
One westbound lane will close near Route 1 for 24 hours a day next week for pavement repairs

June 11, 2021
ROUTE 3 CLOSED FOR FLOODING IN WESTMORELAND
Both travel lanes of Route 3 are closed west of Montross, near Chandlers Mill Pond

June 10, 2021
BRIDGE OPENINGS FOR MARINE TRAFFIC SUSPENDED AT GWYNN’S ISLAND
Route 223 (Old Ferry Road) is open to vehicle traffic between mainland Mathews County and Gwynn’s Island, but the bridge’s swing span is closed for marine openings until further notice

June 9, 2021
I-95 NORTHBOUND RAMPS AT EXIT 104 (ROUTE 207) IN CAROLINE COUNTY WILL CLOSE OVERNIGHT FOR PAVING
Northbound travelers should use exit 110 (Route 639) or most convenient alternate route to reach Route 207 between 9 p.m. Thursday, June 10 until 5 a.m. Friday, June 11

June 9, 2021
I-95 NORTHBOUND RAMPS AT EXIT 104 (ROUTE 207) IN CAROLINE COUNTY WILL CLOSE OVERNIGHT FOR PAVING
Northbound travelers should use exit 110 (Route 639) or most convenient alternate route to reach Route 207 between 9 p.m. Thursday, June 10 until 5 a.m. Friday, June 11

June 7, 2021
BARRICK’S MILL ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT BEGINS JUNE 14, MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Road will be closed at Mill Creek for about 14 weeks. Drivers should follow posted detour

June 1, 2021
UPDATE: NEW DATE FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL ACTIVATION AT AUSTIN RIDGE DRIVE, MINE ROAD IN STAFFORD
Schedule adjusted to place new traffic signal in flash mode on Monday, June 7 and begin full color operation on Wednesday, June 9

May 28, 2021
NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT AUSTIN RIDGE DRIVE, MINE ROAD INTERSECTION IN STAFFORD
Traffic signal will be placed in flash mode on Tuesday, June 1, and will begin full color operation on Thursday, June 3

May 28, 2021
ROUTE 3 TRAFFIC SHIFT NEXT WEEK IN WESTMORELAND
Traffic is moving onto new pavement as construction to build passing lanes between Flat Iron Road and Winter Harbor Road reaches halfway point

May 26, 2021
VDOT INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON STUDY CONCEPTS OF ROUTE 1 IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Take an online survey to provide feedback on proposed concepts to promote safety, reduce congestion on Route 1 between Commonwealth Drive and Caroline County line

May 26, 2021
VDOT INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON STUDY CONCEPTS OF ROUTE 1 IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Take an online survey to provide feedback on proposed concepts to promote safety, reduce congestion on Route 1 between Commonwealth Drive and Caroline County line

May 26, 2021
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER AT I-95 BRIDGES NOW OPEN
Paddlers will no longer portage to navigate through the work zone in Fredericksburg

May 26, 2021
ROUTE 3 WESTBOUND CLOSED IN FREDERICKSBURG
Closure is between Route 1 and I-95, near Greenbrier Shopping Center; Motorists should seek alternate routes

May 19, 2021
LOCUST HILL ROAD NOW OPEN IN KING WILLIAM COUNTY
VDOT state forces replaced two large drainage pipes at Dorrell Creek

May 19, 2021
PIPE REPLACEMENT PROJECT WILL CLOSE A PORTION OF JERSEY ROAD IN KING GEORGE, MAY 20
Drivers will use Route 3 and Route 301 as a detour around the work site for about 10 weeks

May 18, 2021
I-95 SOUTHBOUND OFF-RAMP AT EXIT 133 (ROUTE 17) IN STAFFORD COUNTY WILL CLOSE OVERNIGHT
Southbound travelers should use exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) or most convenient alternate route to reach Route 17 between midnight – 3 a.m. Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20

May 10, 2021
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN STAFFORD
All lanes are closed for a crash south of Exit 148 (Quantico) involving a tractor-trailer

May 10, 2021
EXPECT DELAYS ON I-95 NORTHBOUND IN STAFFORD
All I-95 northbound traffic will be stopped early Tuesday, May 11 near exit 133 (Route 17) and again Tuesday evening between 7-8 p.m. near exit 148 (Quantico)

May 10, 2021
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN STAFFORD
All lanes are closed for a crash south of Exit 148 (Quantico) involving a tractor-trailer

May 7, 2021
VDOT INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON ROUTE 17 AND ROUTE 360 TRAVEL IN TAPPAHANNOCK
Take an online survey to provide feedback on existing travel on Rt. 17 and Rt. 360 between Airport Road and LaGrange Industrial Drive

May 7, 2021
TRUCK PARKING EXPANSION BEGINS AT I-95 SOUTHBOUND REST AREA IN CAROLINE
Construction is adding more than 20 new spaces for truck and oversize vehicles to safely park along I-95 in the Fredericksburg area

May 5, 2021
ROUTE 3 CLOSED IN KILMARNOCK
All lanes are closed near James B. Jones Memorial Highway after possible tornado

May 5, 2021
SEVERAL ROADS CLOSED IN WESTMORELAND COUNTY AFTER SEVERE STORM
Downed trees and utility lines have several roads closed in the Oak Grove area, including Route 3 and Route 205

May 3, 2021
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN STAFFORD COUNTY
All lanes are closed for a crash south of Exit 148 (Quantico) involving a tractor-trailer

May 1, 2021
I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED IN SPOTSYLVANIA
All lanes are closed for a crash north of Exit 118 (Thornburg) involving an overturned dump truck and a tractor-trailer

April 30, 2021
DAYTIME CLOSURE ON STEFANIGA ROAD IN STAFFORD MAY 10-13
Stefaniga Road traffic will be detoured between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily as crews replace the bridge deck over Potomac Run

April 26, 2021
TAVERN RUN ROAD CLOSED FOR EMERGENCY REPAIR IN WESTMORELAND
Road will remain closed to through traffic for several days as VDOT crews repair flooding damage to drainage pipes

April 26, 2021
SAFETY PROJECT BEGINS IN HARTWOOD AREA OF STAFFORD COUNTY
Slight widening of road shoulder ahead of paving seeks to reduce crash risk

April 22, 2021
BEAUTIFY THE ‘BURG
Over three days in April, local litter pickup collected more than 500 bags of trash along Fredericksburg area roadways

April 20, 2021
EXPECT BRIEF DELAYS ON NORRIS BRIDGE NEXT WEEK
Drivers should expect alternating single lane closures on the bridge April 26 – 30 for daytime maintenance activities

April 19, 2021
IMPROVE I-95 CONSTRUCTION IN FULL SWING IN SPRING
Expect daytime and overnight lane closures on I-95 this week starting tonight, April 19 through early Saturday, April 24

April 16, 2021
INTERSECTION PROJECT COMPLETED EARLY AT CENTRAL GARAGE IN KING WILLIAM COUNTY
SMART SCALE-funded project at the Route 30 and Route 360 intersection built new turn lanes, sidewalk, and added pedestrian crossings

April 15, 2021
CAMP ROAD NOW OPEN IN CAROLINE COUNTY
VDOT state forces have completed a project that installed a larger box culvert to replace several deteriorated drainage pipes

April 12, 2021
BEAM INSTALLATION CONTINUES THIS WEEK FOR FUTURE I-95 SOUTHBOUND OVERPASS IN STAFFORD COUNTY
All Route 17 northbound traffic near I-95 will be stopped intermittently between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. starting Monday, April 12 through early Wednesday, April 14

April 12, 2021
DETOUR ON OLD SALEM ROAD IN LANCASTER APRIL 14-15
Traffic will be detoured during 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for drainage pipe replacement

April 7, 2021
NEW TRUSLOW ROAD OVERPASS OPENS THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 9
Structure is longer and slightly wider over I-95 in Stafford County

April 5, 2021
OVERNIGHT FULL TRAFFIC STOPS SCHEDULED ON ROUTE 17 IN STAFFORD COUNTY
All Route 17 traffic near I-95 will be stopped intermittently tonight, April 5, to move a crane

April 2, 2021
RIVER TRAFFIC STOPS AT CHATHAM BRIDGE IN APRIL
As new beams are lifted and secured into place over the Rappahannock River, recreational traffic on river may be stopped for brief periods on weekdays in April

April 2, 2021
ROUTE 2 CLOSED IN CAROLINE
All lanes on Rt. 2 are closed near the Route 609 (Woodslane Road) intersection for a multi-vehicle crash

March 30, 2021
I-95 NORTHBOUND NOW OPEN IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Two northbound travel lanes have reopened at mile marker 125, near exit 126 (Spotsylvania), at the scene of a truck crash and fire

March 29, 2021
I-95 CLOSED IN SPOTSYLVANIA
All northbound and southbound lanes are closed just south of exit 126 (Spotsylvania) for a truck crash and fire near the Route 17 (Mills Drive) overpass

March 29, 2021
BEAM INSTALLATION SCHEDULED FOR FUTURE I-95 SOUTHBOUND BRIDGE OVER ROUTE 17 IN STAFFORD
All Route 17 traffic near I-95 will be stopped intermittently between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. for several weeks starting Tuesday, March 30 through early Friday, April 2

March 25, 2021
OVERNIGHT RT. 2 CLOSURE IN SPOTSYLVANIA THIS WEEKEND FOR RAIL IMPROVEMENT
Rt. 2 (Tidewater Trail) will be closed at a railroad crossing south of Ruffin Drive from 5 p.m. Saturday, March 27 through 10 a.m. Sunday, March 28

March 22, 2021
SPRING IS HERE, IMPROVE I-95 CONSTRUCTION IN FULL BLOOM
Expect overnight delays with brief full traffic stops on I-95 this week starting tonight, March 22

March 19, 2021
VDOT HOT SPOTS IN THE FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT (March 21 – March 27, 2021)
All work is scheduled weather permitting. Real-time information on work zones and lane closures is available on 511Virginia

March 16, 2021
ROAD RESURFACING STARTS MARCH 22 IN TOWN OF WEST POINT
Work will resurface secondary roads in West Point south of Route 33 (14th Street)

March 15, 2021
WITH SPRING NEAR, I-95 CONSTRUCTION HAS SPRUNG IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Expect I-95 daytime and overnight lane closures this week, and intermittent traffic stops north of Exit 133 (Route 17) at the future Truslow Road overpass

March 15, 2021
SHOULDER WIDENING TO IMPROVE SAFETY ON SEVERAL ROUTES IN SPOTSYLVANIA AND CAROLINE COUNTIES
Slight widening of road shoulder seeks to reduce crash risk

March 14, 2021
ROUTE 3 CLOSED IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY
All lanes are closed near the Elys Ford Rd. intersection for a multi-vehicle crash; Motorists should seek alternate routes and check 511Virginia for updates

March 11, 2021
ROUTE 207 SOUTHBOUND DETOUR IN CAROLINE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 16
Southbound traffic will be briefly detoured onto Route 722 (Nelson Hill Road) through Milford to allow crews to pave a deteriorated section of pavement in construction work zone

March 11, 2021
ROUTE 17 TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGES NEAR I-95 OVERPASS IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Route 17 northbound ramp to Route 1 will partially close starting Friday, March 12 as construction advances to build a new four-lane interstate overpass

March 11, 2021
TRAFFIC PATTERN ADJUSTED ON ROUTE 17 AT SHORT STREET IN STAFFORD COUNTY
U-Turns on Route 17 will be prohibited at Short Street and Olde Forge Drive

March 9, 2021
TRAFFIC SHIFT SET TO TAKE PLACE ON ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND AT THE BRIDGE OVER DRAGON RUN ON MARCH 11
Route 17 southbound drivers near the Middlesex and Gloucester county line will shift to the left travel lane to allow the Dragon Run bridge rehabilitation project to continue

March 8, 2021
EXPECT DELAYS ON I-95 NORTHBOUND IN STAFFORD COUNTY
I-95 northbound will be reduced to one lane each evening near exit 133 (Route 17) and exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) starting tomorrow night, March 9

March 5, 2021
ROUTE 628 (WINDING CREEK ROAD) CLOSURE BEGINS MONDAY, MARCH 15
Winding Creek Road will be closed for an estimated six months between Embrey Mill Road and Walpole Street in Stafford County for private development road work

March 2, 2021
UPDATE: ROUTE 17 NOW OPEN TO THROUGH TRAFFIC IN CAROLINE COUNTY

March 2, 2021
ROUTE 1 NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC SHIFT AT POTOMAC CREEK BRIDGE IN STAFFORD SET FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 5
Both northbound lanes will remain open, but traffic will shift approximately 20 feet to the right as construction advances on bridge replacement

Feb. 26, 2021
UPDATE: ROUTE 17 TO REOPEN TO THROUGH TRAFFIC IN CAROLINE COUNTY
Starting Wednesday, March 3, one-way traffic will alternate in emergency repair work zone controlled by a temporary traffic signal

Feb. 26, 2021
NEW TRUSLOW ROAD OVERPASS OPENS APRIL 9
Construction is nearing completion on a replacement bridge over I-95 in Stafford as part of 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project

Feb. 19, 2021
BRIEF TRAFFIC STOPS FOR CHATHAM BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION DELIVERIES IN FEBRUARY, MARCH
Traffic near Sophia St. and William St. intersection in Fredericksburg may be stopped for 15-minute intervals during daytime hours as new bridge beams are delivered and unloaded

Feb. 19, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS MAKE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS TODAY, BUT STAY ALERT FOR REFREEZE OVERNIGHT
Roads may become hazardous when temperatures plummet overnight, with wet pavement potentially turning icy; Travelers should plan to use caution

Feb. 19, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CAUTION URGED WITH POTENTIALLY ICY ROADS
Drivers are asked to delay travel this morning if possible, with freezing drizzle falling and temperatures hovering near freezing

Feb. 18, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE, BUT CREWS PREPARE FOR OVERNIGHT REFREEZE
Drivers should avoid travel tonight and early tomorrow morning, with more freezing rain forecast

Feb. 18, 2021
TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS AREA
Drivers are urged to avoid travel with most roads covered in sleet, including portions of I-95

Feb. 18, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SLEET FALLING AS WINTER STORM BEGINS
Drivers are asked to avoid travel Thursday during storm; VDOT crews are treating roads and ready to plow, remove falling debris

Feb. 17, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PLAN TO AVOID TRAVEL DURING STORM THURSDAY
VDOT is ready for another winter storm bringing snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice to the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Feb. 16, 2021
CREWS WILL PRE-TREAT I-95 AND OTHER PRIMARY ROUTES IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA AND NORTHERN NECK TOMORROW
Crews will apply a salt water solution on major routes to reduce icing with potential of snow and ice

Feb. 14, 2021
DOZENS OF ROADS REMAIN CLOSED, CLEANUP EFFORTS WILL CONTINUE
Drivers should never move or drive around “Road Closed” signs

Feb. 14, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: STORM CLEANUP UNDERWAY TO REMOVE TREES, REOPEN CLOSED ROADS
Stay alert for VDOT crews working along the roadside with utility partners and tree contractors to clear downed trees and restore power

Feb. 14, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: STORM RESPONSE CONTINUES AS CREWS CLEAR DOWNED TREES, TREAT ICY PATCHES
Motorists are encouraged to delay unnecessary travel until temperatures rise this morning, as VDOT crews monitor for icing and remove trees

Feb. 13, 2021
AVOID TRAVEL, HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS AREA
Freezing rain causing icy road conditions, downed trees and utility lines

Feb. 13, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS RESPONDING TO DOWNED TREES, TREATING SLICK ROADS
Freezing rain continues to pose travel risk through Sunday morning with falling tree debris and potentially icy road surfaces

Feb. 13, 2021
AVOID TRAVEL, HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS AREA
Freezing rain causing icy road conditions, downed trees and utility lines

Feb. 12, 2021
ADVICE FOR ICE, STAY HOME
Drivers are urged to avoid travel with ice and freezing rain in the forecast

Feb. 12, 2021
ADVICE FOR ICE, STAY HOME
Drivers are urged to avoid travel with ice and freezing rain in the forecast

Feb. 12, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE, WITH MORE WINTER WEATHER AHEAD
As conditions improve on primary roads, crews are shifting focus this afternoon to plowing secondary roads and residential areas

Feb. 12, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS PLOWING SNOW-COVERED ROADS
Motorists are asked to delay unnecessary travel, with primary roads and secondary roads mostly covered with snow this morning

Feb. 11, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOW CAUSING MINOR ROAD CONDITIONS
Isolated patches of snow and slush are starting to appear on roads as wintry mix continues this evening

Feb. 11, 2021
KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING BEFORE IT STARTS SNOWING
Drivers urged to adjust travel now with wintry mix expected to impact evening commute

Feb. 10, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: WINTRY MIX OF SNOW, ICE AHEAD
Motorists should monitor news and weather sources closely and prepare to adjust travel around wintry mix that may bring snow, sleet and ice to region

Feb. 9, 2021
ROUTE 17 CLOSED FOR EMERGENCY REPAIR IN CAROLINE COUNTY
Starting this evening, Route 17 will be closed to through traffic between Route 2 at New Post and Route 301 at Port Royal due to a failed slope and pipe

Feb. 9, 2021
OVERNIGHT FULL TRAFFIC STOP SCHEDULED ON ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND IN STAFFORD COUNTY
All Route 17 northbound traffic near I-95 will be stopped between midnight and 3 a.m. early Wednesday, Feb. 10 to move a crane

Feb. 9, 2021
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ROUTE 17 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
Project seeks to enhance safety and improve pedestrian travel in Tappahannock area in Essex County

Feb. 8, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: BE ALERT FOR ICY ROAD CONDITIONS
With temperatures below freezing, motorists are advised that wet pavement may have frozen into an icy surface overnight, and roads may be extremely slick

Feb. 7, 2021
VDOT URGES DRIVERS TO PREPARE FOR REFREEZE TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY MORNING
Wet pavement can potentially turn icy tonight as temperatures drop below freezing

Feb. 7, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: LIGHT SNOW AFFECTING ROAD CONDITIONS
Motorists are asked to delay unnecessary travel if possible, with patches of snow present on many roads, especially low-volume secondary roads

Feb. 7, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: RAIN EXPECTED TO TRANSITION TO SNOW
Motorists should avoid travel during the storm, as visibility will be limited and roads may quickly become hazardous

Feb. 5, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT PREPARING FOR WEEKEND SNOW
Stay alert for slow-moving vehicles pre-treating Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area on Saturday, ahead of snowfall Sunday

Feb. 4, 2021
UPDATE: ROUTE 1 NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC SHIFT AT POTOMAC CREEK BRIDGE POSTPONED UNTIL LATE FEBRUARY, EARLY MARCH
Northbound traffic to be shifted slightly to the right as construction continues

Feb. 2, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: REFREEZE REMAINS A CONCERN
Drivers are advised to use caution overnight and plan extra travel time tomorrow morning

Feb. 2, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS CONTINUE TO TREAT FOR ICY ROADS
Motorists should delay unnecessary travel Tuesday morning, as mixed precipitation and low temperatures are causing slick road surfaces

Feb. 2, 2021
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Southbound traffic is being detoured at exit 133 (Route 17) due to a multi-vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer at the Rappahannock River Bridge

Feb. 1, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROADS REMAIN SLICK
While most roads are clear, drivers should limit unnecessary travel overnight and tomorrow morning

Feb. 1, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: BE ALERT FOR ICY ROAD CONDITIONS
Motorists are encouraged to delay unnecessary travel, if possible; VDOT crews are treating roads with sand and salt to reduce icing

Feb. 1, 2021
I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED IN FREDERICKSBURG
Northbound interstate traffic is being detoured at Exit 130 (Route 3) due to tractor-trailer crash at the Rappahannock River Bridge

Jan. 31, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE, BUT EXPECT OVERNIGHT FREEZE
Motorists are encouraged to delay unnecessary travel, if possible; VDOT crews continue to work around the clock and will treat for icing overnight

Jan. 31, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOW-COVERED ROADS IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Travel is not advised as VDOT crews continue to plow and treat roads to improve conditions on Interstate 95 and main routes; I-95 is in minor condition

Jan. 31, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: WINTER STORM HAS BEGUN
Snow is steadily falling in the Fredericksburg area and western Northern Neck, and motorists are advised to delay unnecessary travel

Jan. 30, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT READY FOR WINTER STORM
Crews will be working 24 hours a day in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula to treat roads for hazardous conditions and to plow snow

Jan. 29, 2021
OLDE FORGE DRIVE AND ROUTE 17 TRAFFIC SIGNAL TO BE ACTIVATED ON MONDAY, FEB. 8
After the new traffic signal is placed in full color operation, the traffic signal at Route 17 and Short Street in Stafford County will be removed

Jan. 28, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS TO PRE-TREAT I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
Motorists are asked to be alert for slow-moving vehicles applying a salt brine solution to I-95 and primary roads in Fredericksburg District on Friday, Jan. 29

Jan. 28, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: USE CAUTION, WITH LIGHT SNOW FALLING
Road conditions in the Middle Peninsula are in minor condition, and crews are treating roads with sand and salt to improve traction and reduce icing

Jan. 27, 2021
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT READY FOR WINTER WEATHER
Drivers are asked to be prepared to adjust travel if necessary Thursday; VDOT crews will mobilize at midnight ahead of AM rush

Jan. 25, 2021
NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL TO BE INSTALLED AT INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 3/14, MAIN STREET IN GLOUCESTER
Travelers can expect delays for 24-hour period on Wednesday, Jan. 27 through Thursday, Jan. 28, with traffic directed by law enforcement

Jan. 22, 2021
NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL TO BE ACTIVATED AT OLDE FORGE DRIVE AND ROUTE 17 IN STAFFORD
When the new signal is activated, the signal at Route 17 and Short Street will be removed

Jan. 19, 2021
ELTHAM BRIDGE MAINTENANCE PROJECT BEGINS MONDAY, JANUARY 25
Traffic on Route 30/33 over the Pamunkey River will encounter single-lane closures between the Town of West Point and New Kent County during 2021

Jan. 16, 2021
LANE CLOSURES ON ROUTE 1, ROUTE 17 NEAR FALMOUTH INTERSECTION
Northbound Route 1 is closed at the Falmouth intersection in Stafford County, and Route 17 southbound is closed at Olde Forge Drive

Jan. 13, 2021
ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND FULL TRAFFIC STOP IN STAFFORD SET FOR EARLY FRIDAY
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

Jan. 8, 2021
EXPECT OVERNIGHT DELAYS ON DOWNING BRIDGE STARTING NEXT WEEK
Motorists can expect brief delays on Route 360 in the Tappahannock area with one-way, alternating traffic over the bridge from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for maintenance work

Jan. 7, 2021
ROUTE 14 DETOUR BEGINS WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20 IN GLOUCESTER, KING AND QUEEN
Work to build a new Poropotank Creek bridge at the county line will detour through traffic on Route 14 for approximately six months, through completion in July 202

Jan. 6, 2021
EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 3 IN THE FERRY FARM AREA
Motorists can expect brief delays on Route 3 eastbound and westbound in Stafford County, just east of Washington Square Plaza, on Jan. 7-8 and Jan. 11-15





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