Under Construction: Route 17 Overpass Replacement at I-95, and Route 17 Widening


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This project is replacing the existing two-lane interstate overpass on Route 17 with a four-lane bridge. The existing interstate overpass is structurally deficient, and is in need of replacement.

Route 17 will be widened to four travel lanes to just east of the Hospital Boulevard/Germanna Point Drive intersection. 

A shared-use path for pedestrians will be built along the southern side of Route 17 and sidewalk will be built along the northern side of Route 17. Pedestrian crossing equipment and crosswalks will be added at crossing locations.

Route 17 Traffic Pattern Changes in March 2021

On Friday, March 12, 2021, a single lane of the Route 17 northbound ramp to Route 1 will close. The lane is anticipated to remain closed through early 2022. This right turn lane from Route 17 to Route 1 is closing to allow crews to build the first half of a new four-lane overpass spanning I-95.

View an online map of this traffic pattern change.

Route 17 northbound travelers can use Mills Drive to access Route 1.

Read the news release to learn more. 

Project Displays

Click on the "Public Outreach" tab to see meeting displays as PDF files, as pictured below:

Latitude Street to east of Interstate 95

East of Interstate 95 overpass to Hospital Boulevard and Germanna Point Drive

East of Hospital Boulevard and Germanna Point Drive intersection


  • Replaces structurally deficient bridge spanning I-95 with an improved structure
  • Additional travel lanes to accommodate current and future traffic demand in Massaponax area of Spotsylvania
  • New pedestrian crossing equipment, crosswalks, sidewalks and a shared-use path


Phase: Construction

Lat/Long: 38.226183, -77.499507

Locality: Spotsylvania

Page last modified: March 11, 2021