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 was recently shifted to begin crossing I-95 using the first half of the newly constructed overpass. Following demolition to remove the previous two-lane overpass, construction will begin to build the second, final half of the new bridge. 

Overpass Demolition: October 2022

Crews have begun bridge demolition to remove the previous Route 17 overpass. Demolition work is estimated to take four weeks to complete, through late October 2022, weather permitting. 

Nighttime operations will result in noise impacts to nearby residents.

Due to the risk of falling debris, demolition work requires lane closures and intermittent full traffic stops on I-95 below the overpass. These lane closures and stops have been scheduled to occur overnight due to the daytime traffic volumes on I-95.  

Drivers can expect overnight lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound through late October 2022 as demolition is underway. On several weekday evenings, double lane closures with overnight traffic stops are scheduled to occur throughout the month. Motorists can check 511Virginia.org for real-time updates on work zones, lane closures, stops, and traffic. 

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

Benefits 

  • 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

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Phase: Construction

Lat/Long: 38.226183, -77.499507

Locality: Spotsylvania

Page last modified: Jan. 20, 2023