News Releases - Fredericksburg

Oct. 5, 2022
I-95 FULL TRAFFIC STOPS CONTINUE THIS WEEK FOR BRIDGE WORK NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Between midnight and 3 a.m., crews will stop all I-95 traffic intermittently near exit 140 (Courthouse Road) to install bridge beams for future American Legion Road overpass

Oct. 3, 2022
EXPECT DAYTIME DELAYS ON I-95 IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA FOR BRIDGE INSPECTIONS THIS WEEK
Single lane closures are scheduled to inspect I-95 bridges over Rappahannock River

Sept. 30, 2022
NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL ON LADYSMITH ROAD TO BE ACTIVATED NEXT WEEK
Signal at the intersection of Sheetz and Ladysmith Road in Caroline County will be activated Monday, October 3

Sept. 29, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS PREPARING FOR TROPICAL STORM IAN
Wind speeds will be monitored at major river crossings in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula for potential High Wind Advisory postings

Sept. 23, 2022
EXPECT DELAYS ON I-95 NORTHBOUND TONIGHT
Travelers will encounter lane closures Friday night and early Saturday morning for 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg extension construction

Sept. 23, 2022
EXPECT OVERNIGHT DELAYS ON DOWNING BRIDGE SEPT. 28-29
Route 360 over the Rappahannock River in the Tappahannock area will be reduced to a single lane overnight on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for bridge washing

Sept. 22, 2022
ADDITIONAL HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLE WARNING SIGNS POSTED IN THE NORTHERN NECK
Signs alert motorists to the presence of slow-moving traffic in Westmoreland, Richmond and Northumberland counties

Sept. 22, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN CAROLINE
All southbound lanes closed at mile marker 101 for a vehicle crash; All traffic detoured at exit 104 (Carmel Church)

Sept. 21, 2022
EXPECT OVERNIGHT DELAYS ON I-95 FOR BRIDGE WORK NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Between midnight and 3 a.m., crews will stop all I-95 traffic intermittently near exit 140 (Courthouse Road) to install bridge beams for future American Legion Road overpass

Sept. 20, 2022
CSX RAIL REPAIR WORK TO CLOSE SEVERAL ROADS IN CAROLINE COUNTY
Route 605 (Paige Road) will be closed to through traffic Sept. 27-30; Route 606 (Stonewall Jackson Road) will be closed to through traffic Oct. 4-7

Sept. 19, 2022
GEOTECHNICAL WORK BEGINS FOR FUTURE NORRIS BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Contractor will gather soil samples from Rappahannock River bed and shoreline from fall 2022 - spring 2024 to help design the replacement bridge

Sept. 16, 2022
LAKE ANNA PARKWAY CLOSED IN SPOTSYLVANIA
All lanes of Route 208 are closed at intersection with Route 613 (Brock Road) for a vehicle crash

Sept. 16, 2022
ROUTE 17 TRAFFIC SHIFT TO NEW BRIDGE OVER I-95 IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY
Both lanes will shift on Wednesday, Sept. 21 to use recently finished lanes as construction advances on bridge replacement project

Sept. 15, 2022
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT ROUTE 1 ENTRANCE TO FUTURE VETERANS OUTPATIENT CLINIC IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Motorists will encounter periodic overnight lane closures on Route 1 between Market Street and Mine Road for road improvements under permit

Sept. 15, 2022
PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMENT ON ROUTE 3 AND ORANGE PLANK ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Join us from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Chancellor Elementary School to learn more about project to modify the intersection to enhance safety

Sept. 8, 2022
BOTH FERRIES ON NORTHERN NECK OUT OF SERVICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Due to high tide, Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County and Sunnybank Ferry in Northumberland County will not be running until river conditions improve

Sept. 7, 2022
THROUGH TRUCK RESTRICTION UNDER CONSIDERATION ON ROSA BRAN DRIVE, SKIPJACK ROAD IN WESTMORELAND
Submit written comments through Oct. 7, 2022

Sept. 6, 2022
EXPECT OVERNIGHT DELAYS ON DOWNING BRIDGE NEXT WEEK
Route 360 over the Rappahannock River between Richmond and Essex counties will be reduced to a single lane for a routine, scheduled inspection

Aug. 31, 2022
EXPECT DAYTIME DELAYS ON NORRIS BRIDGE SEPT. 12-OCT. 21
Route 3 traffic over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties will be reduced to a single lane between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays

Aug. 26, 2022
ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND BRIDGE OVER DRAGON RUN EXPECTED TO REOPEN IN EARLY SEPTEMBER
Route 17 remains reduced to single northbound and southbound lane at the Gloucester and Middlesex county line, after Sunday’s crash caused significant damage to structure

Aug. 24, 2022
SUNNYBANK FERRY OUT OF SERVICE FOR CABLE REPLACEMENT
Ferry in Northumberland County will not operate this afternoon or on Thursday, Aug. 25, due to broken drive cable

Aug. 22, 2022
TRAFFIC SIGNAL COMMUNICATIONS UPGRADED ALONG ROUTE 610 IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Signals were upgraded from the I-95 southbound off-ramp to Furnace Road

Aug. 21, 2022
ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND BRIDGE OVER DRAGON RUN IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY CLOSED AFTER CRASH
Route 17 reduced to one northbound lane and one southbound lane until bridge repairs are complete

Aug. 18, 2022
REMINDER: BRIDGE OPENINGS FOR MARINE TRAFFIC AT GWYNN'S ISLAND WILL BE SUSPENDED STARTING TOMORROW
The movable bridge on Route 223 over Milford Haven in Mathews County will not open for boats through early April 2023 as crews begin repair work

Aug. 15, 2022
BRIDGE WORK OVER I-95 WILL CONTINUE NEAR QUANTICO
Between midnight and 3 a.m., crews will stop all I-95 southbound traffic up to 30 minutes at a time near exit 148 (Quantico) for Express Lanes construction

Aug. 8, 2022
REMINDER: I-95 SOUTHBOUND DETOUR OVERNIGHT AT EXIT 148 (QUANTICO)
Between 11 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. southbound traffic will be detoured to Route 1 southbound, and can re-enter I-95 at exit 143 (Aquia/Garrisonville)

Aug. 8, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN CAROLINE
Southbound traffic detours at exit 118 (Thornburg) due to crash at mile marker 115 between a box truck and tractor-trailer with spilled cargo

Aug. 4, 2022
THROUGH TRUCK RESTRICTION POSTED ON AUSTIN RIDGE DRIVE IN STAFFORD
Posted signs notify travelers that through trucks are now restricted from traveling on Austin Ridge Drive between Courthouse Road and Mine Road

Aug. 1, 2022
REMINDER: NEW I-95 SOUTHBOUND OFF-RAMP AT EXIT 133 OPENS EARLY TUESDAY, AUG. 2
Drivers seeking Route 17 northbound or Route 17 Business southbound in Stafford County will exit before the decision point between local and through lanes

July 28, 2022
ROUTE 17 SOUTHBOUND RESTRIPED NEAR I-95 IN STAFFORD TO REDUCE CONGESTION
Right-turn-only lane between the Park & Ride lot and Sanford Drive now a shared right turn lane and through lane to align with dual lane on-ramp to I-95 southbound

July 27, 2022
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY ON PROPOSED SAFETY PROJECT AT ROUTE 3 AND ORANGE PLANK ROAD IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Visit the project page and complete an online comment form through August 12

July 26, 2022
NEW I-95 SOUTHBOUND OFF-RAMP AT EXIT 133 OPENS AUG. 2 IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Drivers seeking Route 17 northbound or southbound will be diverted to the new ramp before the decision point between local and through lanes

July 25, 2022
FULL STOPS AND DOUBLE LANE CLOSURES ON I-95 PLANNED OVERNIGHT NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Drivers should consider alternate route to avoid major delays with ongoing construction and maintenance work between exit 148 (Quantico) to exit 104 (Carmel Church)

July 25, 2022
BRIDGE OPENINGS FOR MARINE TRAFFIC AT GWYNN'S ISLAND WILL BE SUSPENDED STARTING AUGUST 19
The movable bridge on Route 223 over Milford Haven in Mathews County will not open for boats from late August through March 2023 as crews begin repair work

July 18, 2022
MULTIPLE WORK ZONES ON I-95 THIS WEEK MAY CAUSE OVERNIGHT DELAYS NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Crews will stop all I-95 southbound traffic near exit 148 (Quantico) intermittently up to 30 minutes at a time starting tonight, July 18

July 18, 2022
EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 218 IN KING GEORGE COUNTY FOR BRIDGE REPAIR ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
Starting at 9 a.m., crews will alternate one-way traffic on Route 218 between Caledon State Park and Route 206 (Dahlgren Road)

July 15, 2022
ROUTE 360 CLOSED AT TAPPAHANNOCK
All lanes of Route 360 are closed just south of the Downing Bridge in Tappahannock due to a structure fire

July 11, 2022
REMINDER: OVERNIGHT DELAYS EXPECTED ON I-95 THIS WEEK WITH FULL TRAFFIC STOPS NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Crews will stop all I-95 northbound and southbound traffic near exit 140 (Courthouse Road) intermittently up to 30 minutes at a time starting tonight, July 11

July 9, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN CAROLINE COUNTY
All southbound traffic is being detoured to exit 110 (Ladysmith) to Route 1 after multi-vehicle crash

July 8, 2022
OVERNIGHT DELAYS EXPECTED ON I-95 NEXT WEEK WITH FULL TRAFFIC STOPS NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Construction and maintenance work will reduce I-95 northbound and southbound to one lane starting Sunday, July 10 through early Friday, July 15

July 8, 2022
ELTHAM BRIDGE INSPECTION SET FOR JULY 11-15
Expect single lane closures on Route 30 over the Pawmunkey River between Town of West Point and New Kent County

July 7, 2022
CHILESBURG INTERSECTION SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT COMPLETE IN CAROLINE COUNTY
To enhance safety at the intersection of Ladysmith Road, Partlow Road and Anderson Mill Road, crews realigned a curve and built dedicated right turn lanes

July 5, 2022
OLD PLANK ROAD TURN LANE PROJECT COMPLETE IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY
Construction to improve safety at the Ashleigh Park Boulevard intersection finished on-time and on-budget

July 2, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN STAFFORD COUNTY
All I-95 southbound traffic is being detoured to exit 140 (Courthouse Road) to Route 1

July 1, 2022
MERRY POINT FERRY SUSPENDS SERVICE ON FRIDAY, JULY 1
Ferry in Lancaster County will not operate tomorrow due to a broken guide cable

June 29, 2022
BRIDGE REPLACEMENT COMPLETE ON POOR HOUSE LANE IN KING AND QUEEN COUNTY
Detour lifted this afternoon as Poor House Lane reopened to traffic at bridge over Market Swamp

June 24, 2022
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT AT ROUTE 360 AND RICH NECK ROAD
Several turn lanes will be extended to enhance safety and operations at Richmond County location

June 23, 2022
EMERGENCY DRAINAGE PROJECT COMPLETE ON LADYSMITH ROAD IN CAROLINE COUNTY
Ladysmith Road reopened to through traffic this afternoon between S. River Road and Scott's Lane

June 23, 2022
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC PATTERN ON I-95 NORTHBOUND OFF-RAMP AT EXIT 133 IN STAFFORD STARTS TOMORROW, JUNE 24
To improve safety during construction of the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing Project, drivers seeking Route 17 southbound toward Falmouth will come to a full stop

June 21, 2022
REMINDER: FULL ACTIVATION OF I-95 NORTHBOUND VARIABLE SPEED LIMITS STARTS TOMORROW
Beginning Wednesday morning, speed limits will vary between exit 110 (Ladysmith) and exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) in response to real-time conditions

June 17, 2022
INTERSTATE 95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN STAFFORD
Tractor-trailer fire and diesel fuel spill have closed all lanes south of exit 140 (Courthouse Road)

June 15, 2022
EXPECT DELAYS AT NORRIS BRIDGE JUNE 21-23
Motorists will encounter one-way, alternating traffic on Rt. 3 between Lancaster and Middlesex counties from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. next Tuesday-Thursday

June 15, 2022
VARIABLE SPEED LIMITS TO BEGIN ON I-95 NORTHBOUND
Speed limits will vary between exit 110 (Ladysmith) and exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) in response to real-time conditions to help travelers safely navigate the road ahead

June 14, 2022
BICYLIST AND PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS PROPOSED AT TWIN LAKES/KENSINGTON IN FREDERICKSBURG
Share feedback June 14-July 25 on shared use path, trail connection, and bicycle repair station using the online comment form or attend an in-person public hearing

June 6, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND FULL TRAFFIC STOPS FOR EXPRESS LANES CONSTRUCTION NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
I-95 southbound will be reduced to one lane each evening this week starting tonight, June 6 through early Friday, June 10

June 5, 2022
I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED FOR CRASH IN STAFFORD
All lanes stopped north of exit 140 (Courthouse Road) for crash with medical flight

June 3, 2022
PADDLERS MUST PORTAGE ON RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER AT I-95 BRIDGES THROUGH EARLY 2023
Project contractor widened and improved portage path for river users to safely navigate around bridge construction for I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing Project

May 26, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER CROSSING PROJECT COMPLETE
Construction continues to build a second I-95 northbound bridge and 10-mile extension of Express Lanes to improve travel on the interstate in the Fredericksburg area

May 23, 2022
EXPECT OVERNIGHT DELAYS FOR IMPROVE 95 WORK AHEAD OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Intermittent, full traffic stops planned in the Fredericksburg area starting tonight, May 23 through early Thursday, May 26

May 20, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: STORM DEBRIS CLEANUP COMPLETE ON INTERSTATE 95
More than 1.1 million cubic yards of debris has been gathered so far from state-maintained roadsides in the Fredericksburg area following Jan. 3 winter storm, representing over 21,000 truck loads

May 19, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND FULL TRAFFIC STOPS TONIGHT IN STAFFORD
All southbound traffic near exit 140 (Courthouse Road) will be stopped for up to 30-minute intervals between midnight and 3 a.m. Friday, May 20

May 19, 2022
EMERGENCY EROSION REPAIR COMPLETE ON I-95 SOUTHBOUND
Right travel lane in the local travel lanes south of the Safety Rest Area in Fredericksburg has reopened

May 18, 2022
UPDATE: I-95 NOW OPEN IN IN FREDERICKSBURG
Northbound and southbound travel lanes have reopened following earlier police activity at Cowan Boulevard overpass near mile marker 131

May 18, 2022
I-95 CLOSED IN FREDERICKSBURG
Police activity at the Cowan Boulevard overpass at mile marker 131 has closed all northbound and southbound travel lanes

May 10, 2022
EXTENDED LANE CLOSURE ON I-95 SOUTHBOUND IN FREDERICKSBURG FOR EMERGENCY REPAIR
Work to address severe erosion along the shoulder has closed the right lane in the local travel lanes south of the Safety Rest Area through Friday, May 20

May 10, 2022
UPDATE: LADYSMITH ROAD DETOUR EXTENDED FOR DRAINAGE REPAIR
Ladysmith Road in Caroline County will remain closed to through traffic between S. River Road and Scott’s Lane until late June 2022

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

May 6, 2022
EXPECT MAJOR DELAYS ON I-95 NORTHBOUND NEAR EXIT 148 (QUANTICO)
I-95 to remain reduced to single lane through approximately 5 a.m. starting north of exit 143 (Garrisonville) due to extended work zone for bridge beam placement

May 3, 2022
EXPECT DELAYS ON NORRIS BRIDGE WEDNESDAY, MAY 11-THURSDAY, MAY 12
Route 3 traffic over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties will be directed in a one-way, alternating pattern from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

April 29, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND LADYSMITH SAFETY REST AREA TRUCK PARKING LOT REOPENED
Trucks, trailers, buses and other oversize vehicles are now permitted to park at the rest area as construction continues to expand the number of spaces

April 28, 2022
OLD PLANK ROAD TURN LANE PROJECT IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY STARTS NEXT WEEK
Construction to build an offset right turn lane to Ashleigh Park Boulevard to improve safety will start Monday, May 2

April 28, 2022
LAFAYETTE BOULEVARD AND HARRISON ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT COMPLETE
Construction to expand turn lane capacity finished ahead of schedule

April 27, 2022
DETOUR PLANNED ON MEADOW LANE IN STAFFORD MONDAY, MAY 2 - FRIDAY, MAY 13
Meadow Lane will be closed to through traffic between Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) and Lark Lane for private development work

April 26, 2022
REMINDER: EXPECT MAJOR OVERNIGHT DELAYS ON I-95
Drivers with destinations outside the Fredericksburg region are encouraged to take alternate routes with double lane closures and full traffic stops planned through early Friday, April 29

April 25, 2022
MAJOR ROADWORK WILL CAUSE OVERNIGHT DELAYS ON I-95
Drivers with destinations outside the Fredericksburg area are encouraged to take alternate routes with double lane closures and full traffic stops planned through early Friday, April 29

April 22, 2022
CHATHAM BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT COMPLETE
While the structure opened to traffic in Oct. 2021, work to improve the Route 3 Business bridge over the Rappahannock River continued through spring 2022

April 13, 2022
MAJOR WORK ZONES ON I-95 NORTHBOUND NEAR FREDERICKSBURG WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
Overnight travelers encouraged to use alternate routes with full traffic stops planned on I-95 northbound through early Friday, April 15, ahead of the Easter holiday

April 12, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Traffic detours to Hospital Center Boulevard and then Route 1 southbound at exit 140 (Courthouse Road) due to crash

April 8, 2022
SOUTHPOINT PARKWAY CLOSED IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY
Both directions of Southpoint Parkway are closed to through traffic between Route 1 and the Walmart parking lot due to gas line strike

April 6, 2022
PUBLIC INVITED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROUTE 223 BRIDGE OVER MILFORD HAVEN MAINTENANCE PROJECT
“Pardon Our Dust” meeting to be held at 5-8 p.m. on Monday, April 18, at the Gwynn’s Island League Civic Center in Mathews County

April 5, 2022
STORM DEBRIS CLEANUP CONTINUES IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Crews continue debris pickup seven days a week to gather an estimated 1.2 million cubic yards of material from state-maintained roads in areas affected by Jan. 3 winter storm

April 1, 2022
ROUTE 3 EASTBOUND ON-RAMP TO I-95 SOUTHBOUND WILL CLOSE OVERNIGHT FOR PAVING
Ramp at Fredericksburg interchange will close between midnight and 3 a.m. starting early Monday, April 4, and will continue nightly through early Thursday, April 7

April 1, 2022
ROUTE 206 (DAHLGREN ROAD) CLOSED IN KING GEORGE COUNTY
Traffic is being detoured to Route 301 after a utility pole fell onto roadway

March 25, 2022
PORTION OF LADYSMITH ROAD WILL CLOSE NEXT WEEK FOR PIPE REPAIR
Starting Tuesday, April 5, Ladysmith Road will close between S. River Road and Scott’s Lane through May 2022

March 23, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND LADYSMITH SAFETY REST AREA TRUCK PARKING WILL CLOSE MONDAY, APRIL 4
Trucks, trailers, buses and other oversize vehicles will not be permitted to park at the rest area for several weeks in April

March 23, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN STAFFORD COUNTY
All southbound traffic is being detoured to exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to Route 1 after tractor-trailer overturned, caught fire

March 21, 2022
EMERGENCY SLOPE REPAIR ON ROUTE 1 SOUTHBOUND STARTS TONIGHT
Traffic will be reduced to a single lane near the Hope Road/Bells Hill Road intersection in Stafford County

March 15, 2022
HARRISON ROAD CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC AT LAFAYETTE BOULEVARD WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
A 50-ft. section of Harrison Road will close for emergency utility work near the Lafayette Blvd. intersection between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow

March 15, 2022
THROUGH TRUCK RESTRICTION UNDER CONSIDERATION ON AUSTIN RIDGE DRIVE IN STAFFORD
Submit comments through April 14, 2022

March 12, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ICY ROAD CONDITIONS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT
VDOT crews will remain mobilized overnight to treat roads, bridges and overpasses for potential icing, as wet pavement is expected to refreeze as temperatures drop

March 12, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: HIGH WINDS CONTINUE TO POSE TRAVEL HAZARD SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Motorists advised to travel with caution and check 511Virginia.org for real-time road conditions and high wind advisories at major river crossings

March 12, 2022
HIGH WIND ADVISORY POSTED AT ELTHAM BRIDGE
High-profile vehicles such as tractor-trailers, box trucks, and large vans and SUVs are advised to not cross

March 11, 2022
VDOT INVITES COMMENT ON ROUTE 33 TRAVEL IN KING AND QUEEN COUNTY
Take the online survey through Friday, March 25 to share feedback on draft recommendations for potential, future transportation projects

March 11, 2022
AMERICAN LEGION ROAD IN STAFFORD COUNTY WILL CLOSE NEXT MONTH FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Bridge over I-95 will close Monday, April 4 as part of 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project

March 11, 2022
VDOT PREPARING FOR GUSTING WINDS, LIGHT SNOW SATURDAY
Motorists advised to travel with caution this weekend and check 511Virginia.org for real-time road conditions along their planned route

March 11, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN SPOTSYLVANIA
All southbound lanes are closed south of exit 126 (Spotsylvania) for a vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer at mile marker 122

March 10, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSURE AND DETOUR CANCELED THURSDAY NIGHT IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Work to install bridge beams will continue next week on Monday and Tuesday evenings for the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension

March 8, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSURE AND DETOUR CANCELED TUESDAY NIGHT IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Work to install bridge beams will continue tomorrow night, Wednesday, March 9, for the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension

March 7, 2022
WEATHER CANCELS I-95 SOUTH CLOSURE AND DETOUR MONDAY NIGHT IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Work to install bridge beams will continue tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 8 for the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension

March 3, 2022
COOL WATER DRIVE CLOSED FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN CAROLINE
Bridge was closed for motorist safety following recent inspection; Planned replacement project is being accelerated

March 3, 2022
COLEMANS MILL ROAD TO BE DETOURED MARCH 7-11 IN CAROLINE
CSX railroad crossing repair will be underway 24 hrs. a day between Monday morning and Friday evening

Feb. 28, 2022
BRIDGE REPAIRS COMPLETE ON RAIL OVERPASSES IN STAFFORD, SPOTSYLVANIA
Project improved condition of bridges spanning CSX railroad on Rt. 3 Business in Stafford, and on Route 17 (Mills Drive) in Spotsylvania

Feb. 28, 2022
GIVE INPUT ON ROUTE 17 TRANSPORTATION STUDY IN GLOUCESTER
Take online survey through Monday, March 14; Learn more at vaprojectpipeline.org

Feb. 28, 2022
GIVE INPUT ON FREDERICKSBURG AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDIES
Take online surveys through Monday, March 14; Learn more at vaprojectpipeline.org

Feb. 27, 2022
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN SPOTSYLVANIA
All southbound lanes are closed south of exit 126 (Spotsylvania) for an overturned recreational vehicle at mile marker 122

Feb. 25, 2022
MAJOR I-95 WORK ZONES SCHEDULED FOR FREDERICKSBURG AREA IN MARCH
Interstate travelers are encouraged to plan ahead to avoid overnight delays, with major construction activity scheduled for several consecutive weeks, starting Sunday, Feb. 27

Feb. 25, 2022
RESURFACING BEGINS NEXT WEEK IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Milling and paving will be underway for several weeks on Harrison Road, Leavells Road and Smith Station Road to smooth the ride and freshen lane markings

Feb. 22, 2022
NEW BRIDGE OPENS ON DODGE CITY ROAD IN CAROLINE COUNTY
VDOT state forces bridge crew replaced structurally deficient timber deck bridge; Dodge City Road reopened to through traffic on Tuesday

Feb. 18, 2022
NEW POTOMAC CREEK BRIDGE COMPLETE IN STAFFORD
Virginia’s State of Good Repair program funded four-lane bridge replacement on Route 1; Project is finishing on budget and 5 months ahead of schedule

Feb. 18, 2022
POOR HOUSE LANE CLOSES FEB. 28 IN KING AND QUEEN COUNTY FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Starting Monday, Feb. 28, traffic will be detoured through late spring 2022

Feb. 17, 2022
HIGH WIND ADVISORY POSTED AT NORRIS BRIDGE
High-profile vehicles such as tractor-trailers, box trucks, and large vans and SUVs are advised to not cross

Feb. 17, 2022
I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED IN STAFFORD
All northbound lanes closed at exit 140 (Courthouse Road) for multiple crashes; Traffic detours at exit 140 to Route 1 as alternate route

Feb. 16, 2022
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS TO WIDEN LADYSMITH ROAD IN CAROLINE COUNTY
Project will add capacity, new turn lanes, and improve pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations between Interstate 95 and Route 1 area

Feb. 14, 2022
I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED IN FREDERICKSBURG
All northbound lanes are closed with multiple vehicle crashes

Feb. 14, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: USE CAUTION DURING MORNING COMMUTE
Crews are treating icy spots on district roads this morning and circulating to monitor for hazardous road conditions, with temperatures still below freezing

Feb. 13, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS TO MONITOR FOR REFREEZE OVERNIGHT
Wet pavement from today's snow may refreeze overnight as temperatures drop below freezing, creating isolated icy patches

Feb. 13, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS MOBILIZED FOR SUNDAY SNOW
Light snow is anticipated to fall through this afternoon in the Fredericksburg area, and western Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Feb. 11, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PLAN FOR SNOW THIS SUPER BOWL WEEKEND
Drivers should delay any unnecessary travel during and immediately after the winter storm, expected to begin early morning Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 13

Feb. 10, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD PRE-TREATMENT BEGINS TOMORROW, WITH SNOW POSSIBLE EARLY MORNING SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
Drivers should expect daytime delays on I-95 and other major routes in the Fredericksburg, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula area for slow-moving equipment spraying brine solution onto the pavement

Feb. 9, 2022
MASSIVE DEBRIS CLEANUP CONTINUES IN FREDERICKSBURG
Crews make progress to remove more than 300,000 cubic yards of downed trees and debris, which is enough to fill approximately over 27,000 dump trucks after Jan. 3 winter storm

Feb. 4, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: STAY ALERT FOR ICY ROAD CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT, SATURDAY MORNING
Motorists should plan to use additional caution if traveling as wet pavement may freeze overnight as temperatures drop, creating slick road conditions

Feb. 4, 2022
CHATHAM BRIDGE WORK WILL CLOSE SHARED-USE PATH AGAIN NEXT WEEK
Pedestrians and bicyclists will be prohibited from using the shared-use path between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily during Monday, Feb. 14 - Friday, Feb. 18

Feb. 1, 2022
GWYNN'S ISLAND BRIDGE REOPENS FOR MARINE TRAFFIC
Bridge openings for marine traffic at Milford Haven in Mathews County have resumed following emergency repair work

Feb. 1, 2022
LAFAYETTE BOULEVARD AND HARRISON ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT STARTS NEXT WEEK
Construction to extend a right turn lane and reduce delays at intersection in Spotsylvania will start Monday, Feb. 7

Jan. 31, 2022
SAFETY PROJECT BEGINS IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Slight widening of road shoulders on Hartwood Road, Mountain View Road and Winding Creek Road ahead of paving later this year seeks to reduce crash risk

Jan. 31, 2022
EXPECT MAJOR DELAYS ON NORRIS BRIDGE ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2
Between 9 a.m. and noon, Route 3 over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties will be reduced to a single lane for bridge maintenance

Jan. 31, 2022
SAFETY PROJECT BEGINS IN CHILESBURG AREA IN CAROLINE
Project seeks to enhance safety at the intersection of Ladysmith Road, Partlow Road and Anderson Mill Road by improving sight distance, adding a stop sign, and building dedicated right turn lanes

Jan. 29, 2022
INTERSTATE 95 AND FREDERICSBURG AREA ROADS ARE CLEAR, CONDITIONS IMPROVE IN THE NORTHERN NECK AND MIDDLE PENINSULA
Drivers should watch for slick spots and downed trees and power lines due to high winds into the evening hours and overnight

Jan. 29, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ICY, SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SATURDAY AS COLD TEMPERATURES PERSIST
Snow plows are at work in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, while crews in the Fredericksburg area treat roads for icing in below-freezing temperatures

Jan. 29, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: AS SNOW CONTINUES TO FALL, ROAD CONDITIONS NOW MINOR IN NORTHERN NECK
Motorists should not travel overnight or Saturday, with road conditions expected to become icy and slick as temperatures drop below freezing

Jan. 28, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PLAN TO REMAIN OFF THE ROADS ONCE SNOW BEGINS
Road conditions may quickly become slick and hazardous for travel once snowfall begins, which may be as early as this afternoon along the I-95 corridor; Motorists are advised to not travel during the storm

Jan. 27, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: WINTER STORM TO CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS STARTING FRIDAY AFTERNOON
VDOT is staging equipment and pre-treating roads across the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula to prepare for snow forecast to begin as early as Friday afternoon along the I-95 corridor

Jan. 26, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PRE-TREATMENT OPERATIONS WILL BEGIN TOMORROW, JAN. 27
Drivers should expect daytime delays on I-95 and other major routes as slow-moving equipment sprays a brine solution onto the pavement ahead of a winter storm

Jan. 23, 2022
GWYNN'S ISLAND BRIDGE CLOSED TO MARINE TRAFFIC
Route 223 over Milford Haven remains open to vehicle traffic traveling between the island and mainland Mathews County, but the movable bridge will not open for marine traffic as it undergoes an emergency mechanical repair

Jan. 22, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: AS PRIMARY ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE, CREWS SHIFTING TO SECONDARY ROADS
Motorists are encouraged to continue delaying unnecessary travel in eastern areas of Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula as road conditions improve; Crews working to reach all roads with snowplows and treatment

Jan. 22, 2022
VDOT CREWS WORKING TO IMPROVE ROAD CONDITIONS IN NORTHERN NECK, MIDDLE PENINSULA
Motorists should continue to avoid travel until road conditions improve, with snow still falling and slick travel surfaces present

Jan. 21, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT IN NORTHERN NECK, MIDDLE PENINSULA
Several inches of snow are forecast to fall across the eastern portions of the Northern Neck, and along the Middle Peninsula; Motorists should not travel during the storm in affected areas

Jan. 20, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOW EXPECTED TO AFFECT AFTERNOON, EVENING TRAVEL
Rain is anticipated to change to snow this afternoon across the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, and may cause hazardous driving conditions during the evening rush hour travel period

Jan. 19, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: WINTER WEATHER MAY CREATE HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Wintry mix of snow and sleet beginning Thursday morning could create slick driving conditions, followed by a winter storm Friday afternoon with accumulating snow

Jan. 19, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD PRETREATMENT UNDERWAY TODAY ON I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
Crews will apply a salt brine solution to reduce icing risk on main routes with a potential for snow Thursday in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Jan. 18, 2022
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND TO ENTER I-95 SOUTHBOUND AT EXIT 133
Route 17 northbound entrance ramp to I-95 southbound in Stafford County will open early Thursday, Jan. 20

Jan. 17, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS TO PATROL OVERNIGHT FOR POTENTIAL REFREEZE ON AREA ROADS
With temperatures forecast to fall below freezing, VDOT crews will circulate to address potentially icy road conditions with sand and salt as needed

Jan. 17, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SLICK, SLUSHY ROAD CONDITIONS THIS MORNING
While I-95 and most primary routes are clear, drivers should use extreme caution

Jan. 17, 2022
HIGH WIND ADVISORY POSTED AT NORRIS BRIDGE
High-profile vehicles such as tractor-trailers, box trucks, and large vans and SUVs are advised to not cross

Jan. 16, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CONTINUE TO AVOID TRAVEL, AS SNOW TRANSITIONS TO WINTRY MIX
I-95 and primary roads in the Fredericksburg area are in moderate condition, with partial snow and slush coverage

Jan. 16, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOWFALL HAS BEGUN
Motorists are advised to not travel during the winter storm, with heavy snowfall expected this afternoon, following by a mix of freezing rain, sleet and rain

Jan. 16, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: DO NOT TRAVEL DURING WINTER STORM
VDOT crews have mobilized in emergency response and are staging to quickly deploy when precipitation arrives later this morning; Winter storm is expected to bring snow, ice, high winds and flooding

Jan. 15, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: WINTER STORM WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS STARTING SUNDAY
Motorists should remain off the roads during the storm, and should not travel until road conditions improve, with snow, ice, high winds and coastal flooding expected

Jan. 14, 2022
POST-STORM DEBRIS CLEANUP CONTINUES IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Removal of trees and debris from past winter storm will take several months to complete; Crews will prioritize I-95 and primary routes before shifting to cleanup along nearly 700 secondary roads across 14 counties

Jan. 14, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PLAN NOW TO REMAIN OFF THE ROADS DURING WEEKEND WINTER STORM
VDOT will have more than 100 pieces of equipment dedicated to plowing and treating Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area in response to any hazardous road conditions

Jan. 13, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: BRINING OPERATIONS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW
Crews pre-treated I-95 in the Fredericksburg area, several primary routes in Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula areas

Jan. 12, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS WILL PRE-TREAT I-95 AND OTHER PRIMARY ROUTES TOMORROW
Crews will apply a salt brine solution on major routes to reduce icing with potential of snow

Jan. 12, 2022
ROUTE 3 EASTBOUND NOW OPEN IN SPOTSYLVANIA

Jan. 10, 2022
OVERNIGHT I-95 LANE CLOSURES FOR CONSTRUCTION
I-95 southbound will be reduced to one lane overnight near exit 140/Courthouse Road in Stafford County and exit 130/Route 3 in Fredericksburg starting at 10 p.m. tonight

Jan. 9, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS TO MONITOR, TREAT ROADS OVERNIGHT FOR POTENTIAL REFREEZE
Motorists advised to stay alert for possible icy patches with rain overnight in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Jan. 8, 2022
ROAD CLEANUP CONTINUES SATURDAY IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
With nearly all roads now open to traffic, crews are finishing debris removal, plowing and cleanup today on secondary roads to restore all travel lanes

Jan. 7, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CAUTION URGED WITH ICY CONDITIONS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT, SATURDAY MORNING
VDOT crews will treat roads overnight for anticipated refreezing of any moisture on cleared roads as temperatures drop into single-digits

Jan. 7, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: I-95 CLEAR AFTER LIGHT SNOWFALL
Motorists are urged to use caution if traveling this morning, as isolated slick spots are still possible even on cleared and treated routes, and many secondary roads remain snow-covered

Jan. 6, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: AVOID NONESSENTIAL TRAVEL OVERNIGHT
Motorists are urged to avoid travel Thursday evening through Friday morning with a winter storm expected to bring accumulating snow to the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Jan. 6, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PLOWS WORKING TO REACH MORE NEIGHBORHOODS, PREPARATIONS FOR MORE SNOW TONIGHT
Pre-treatment of Interstate 95 will begin around 9 a.m. today, followed by Fredericksburg area primary roads

Jan. 5, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOW PLOWING CONTINUES, AS PREPARATIONS BEGIN FOR SNOW EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT
Pre-treatment of Interstate 95 will begin around 9 a.m. Thursday, followed by Fredericksburg area primary roads

Jan. 5, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS WORKING TO IMPROVE PRIMARY, HIGH-VOLUME SECONDARY ROAD CONDITIONS
Drivers are encouraged to continue avoiding unnecessary travel, with more than 100 roads closed for downed trees, tree debris and utility lines

Jan. 5, 2022
HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO HAMPER TRAVEL IN THE FREDERICKSBURG REGION
Interstate 95 is now open to traffic with icy spots along the shoulder and ramps. Use extreme caution when traveling throughout the area

Jan. 4, 2022
I-95 IS OPEN IN VIRGINIA
All disabled vehicles have been removed and I-95 northbound and southbound is now open in both directions; Safety remains the top priority

Jan. 4, 2022
I-95 CLOSED THROUGH FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Snow plows and tow trucks are on scene

Jan. 4, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PROGRESS IS BEING MADE TO REOPEN I-95 AS CREWS FOCUS ON CLEARING AND TREATING MAJOR ROUTES
I-95 remains closed, and drivers in the Fredericksburg area should continue to delay travel with severe road conditions on secondary routes, and dozens of roads closed for downed trees or utility lines

Jan. 3, 2022
I-95 CLOSURES IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Travel remains stopped on I-95 northbound and southbound at various points in the Fredericksburg area; Crews continue to clear disabled vehicles and downed trees following winter storm to allow travel to resume

Jan. 3, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: EARLIER I-95 CRASHES CLEAR IN STAFFORD, BUT CONGESTION PERSISTS
I-95 southbound has reopened at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway), and I-95 northbound has reopened at exit 140 (Courthouse Road), but recent crash within hour on I-95 northbound has closed lanes again near exit 133 (Route 17)

Jan. 3, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: I-95 TRAFFIC IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA REMAINS STOPPED FOR INCIDENTS, DISABLED VEHICLES
Travelers should continue to avoid I-95 in the Fredericksburg area; VDOT is working to reach scene to clear incidents and reopen lanes, but no reopening time is available

Jan. 3, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: AVOID TRAVEL IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
As heavy snow continues to fall, motorists are advised to remain off the roads due to hazardous travel conditions; I-95 southbound closed at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) in Stafford due to crash involving multiple tractor-trailers

Jan. 3, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO CHANGE QUICKLY THIS MORNING
VDOT crews are in position to quickly begin treating roads and plowing snow in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Jan. 2, 2022
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT PREPARED FOR WINTER STORM
Residents and travelers should plan to avoid unnecessary travel once storm begins early Monday morning in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula







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