News Releases - Fredericksburg

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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