News Releases - Fredericksburg

Feb. 22, 2018
FLASHING YELLOW ARROW COMING TO NORTHERN NECK, MIDDLE PENINSULA
Drivers will see flashing yellow arrows installed as part of traffic signal displays at several intersections starting Sunday, February 25

Feb. 20, 2018
REMINDER: NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN STARTS TOMORROW ON BUTLER ROAD NEAR FALMOUTH INTERSECTION IN STAFFORD
To reduce crash risk and driver delay, left turns from Butler Road to Carter Street and Colonial Avenue will be prohibited beginning Wednesday, Feb. 21

Feb. 16, 2018
VDOT READY FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND MIXED WEATHER FORECAST
District forecast includes warmer temperatures today, rain early Saturday followed by a wintry mix Saturday afternoon into Sunday

Feb. 14, 2018
VDOT ENHANCING SAFETY ON BUTLER ROAD NEAR FALMOUTH INTERCHANGE IN STAFFORD
To reduce crash risk and driver delay, left turns from Butler Road to Carter Street and Colonial Avenue will be prohibited beginning Wednesday, Feb. 21

Feb. 12, 2018
BENCHMARK ROAD CLOSED FOR EMERGENCY REPAIR IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY
Starting this afternoon, Benchmark Road will be closed to through traffic between Route 17 and Mine Road for approximately 4 months to replace three deteriorated drainage pipes

Feb. 11, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: Be Alert for Roadway Flooding, Potholes Following Intense Rain
VDOT crews are working overnight this evening in affected areas to provide traffic control and emergency drainage maintenance

Feb. 11, 2018
TWO LANES CLOSED ON ROUTE 3 NEAR PLANK ROAD IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Heavy rain causing flooding on Rt. 3

Feb. 9, 2018
GARDENIA DRIVE IN SPOTSYLVANIA NOW OPEN
Drainage pipe replacement project is complete between Daisey Lane and Lily Lane

Feb. 6, 2018
ICY CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE DURING MORNING COMMUTE
Motorists should plan for extra travel time with freezing rain and slick conditions starting early Wednesday morning

Feb. 6, 2018
NEW BRIDGE OPENS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY
Through traffic can again cross Fox Creek on Allmondsville Road; Bridge replacement project removed structurally deficient bridge with a 3-ton weight posting

Feb. 6, 2018
BRIEF TRAFFIC STOP ON ELTHAM BRIDGE TODAY FOR EMERGENCY REPAIR
Route 30 traffic will be stopped on Eltham Bridge between West Point and New Kent County for around 10 minutes at 2:30 p.m. today to allow crews to replace a bolt on a traffic barrier

Feb. 6, 2018
TURN LANE, SIDEWALK PROJECT TO BEGIN IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY
Construction will add sidewalks along Guinea, Hook and Hayes roads, and

Feb. 5, 2018
EXPECT MIDDAY AND OVERNIGHT DELAYS ON I-95 THIS WEEK NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Multiple work zones scheduled on I-95 northbound and southbound beginning tonight, Feb. 5 through early Friday, Feb. 9

Feb. 5, 2018
EMERGENCY PIPE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BEGINS ON ROUTE 3 IN RICHMOND COUNTY
Route 3 will be reduced to a single lane near Route 608 (Farnham Church Lane) through May 2018 to allow crews to install sections of new pipe beneath the road

Jan. 30, 2018
ROUTE 301 NORTHBOUND CLOSED IN KING GEORGE
All lanes of Route 301 northbound are closed for a multi-vehicle crash near intersection with Chestnut Hill Loop

Jan. 30, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROADS ARE CLEAR, BUT DRIVERS SHOULD WATCH FOR POTENTIAL CHANGE IN CONDITIONS
VDOT crews are monitoring weather and patrolling roads with potential for light snow showers this morning; Real-time road conditions are available on 511Virginia

Jan. 29, 2018
BE PREPARED FOR SNOW DURING TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE
Motorists should monitor weather forecasts and plan for extra travel time with winter weather conditions starting early Tuesday morning

Jan. 22, 2018
MULTIPLE WORK ZONES ON I-95 THIS WEEK NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Expect midday, overnight delays and traffic shifts on I-95 northbound and southbound beginning this week, Jan. 22 through early Friday, Jan. 26

Jan. 22, 2018
PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMENT ON CHATHAM BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT OVER RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER
Join us for a design public hearing from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25 at VDOT Fredericksburg District Auditorium in Stafford County

Jan. 19, 2018
EXPECT BRIEF DELAYS NEAR THE DOWNING BRIDGE NEXT WEEK
Motorists will encounter alternating lane closures on Route 17 and Route 360 near bridge approaches

Jan. 19, 2018
ROUTE 17 /ROUTE 609 INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BEGINS IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Turn lanes and a modified traffic signal on Route 17 included in project

Jan. 18, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: USE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING THIS MORNING
Crews continue plowing snow in the Middle Peninsula, while I-95, primary and secondary roads are clear in the Fredericksburg area

Jan. 17, 2018
SLIPPERY CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING
Use caution with wet pavement and low temperatures

Jan. 17, 2018
UPDATE: NEW DATE FOR TRAFFIC SHIFTS AT I-95 NORTHBOUND AT EXIT 140
Traffic exiting and entering I-95 northbound at Route 630 (Courthouse Road) in Stafford County will now be shifted onto new ramps starting overnight on Tuesday, Jan. 23

Jan. 17, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROADS ARE CLEAR WITH LIGHT SNOW FALLING
I-95, primary and high-volume secondary roads are clear, but travelers should be alert for slick spots and isolated snow patches on low-volume roads and in subdivisions

Jan. 16, 2018
HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE TOMORROW MORNING
VDOT crews continue pre-treating I-95, primary roads and high-volume secondary roads in the 14-county Fredericksburg District

Jan. 11, 2018
TRAFFIC SHIFTS SCHEDULED FOR I-95 NORTHBOUND AT EXIT 140
Traffic exiting and entering I-95 northbound at Route 630 (Courthouse Road) in Stafford County will be shifted onto new ramps starting overnight on Thursday, Jan. 18

Jan. 11, 2018
EXPECT MIDDAY AND OVERNIGHT DELAYS ON I-95 NEXT WEEK NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Multiple work zones on I-95 northbound and southbound beginning next week, Jan. 15 through early Friday, Jan. 19

Jan. 10, 2018
CTB AWARDS CONTRACT FOR I-95 SOUTHBOUND RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER CROSSING
Project will add three I-95 southbound travel lanes in the Fredericksburg area from north of exit 133 to south of exit 130 to reduce congestion

Jan. 9, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS TREATING ROADS FOR ICY PATCHES
Re-freezing overnight has created minor icing this morning on the interstate and primary roads in the Fredericksburg area and sections of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck

Jan. 8, 2018
DRIVERS URGED TO USE CAUTION TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING
Potential for freezing rain may lead to slippery conditions, especially on secondary roads and subdivisions due to low pavement temperatures

Jan. 7, 2018
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY
All I-95 southbound lanes are closed just south of Exit 118/Thornburg for a multi-vehicle crash; Motorists can use Route 1 as an alternate route

Jan. 5, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: POTENTIAL FOR SLICK DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH WEEKEND
VDOT crews will continue treating state-maintained roads as needed for icing and hazardous conditions as extremely low temperatures persist until Monday

Jan. 5, 2018
PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMENT ON NEW PARK & RIDE LOT AT ROUTE 1 AND COMMONWEALTH DRIVE
Join us for a design public hearing from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 at Cedar Forest Elementary School in Spotsylvania County

Jan. 5, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: BE ALERT FOR ICY ROAD CONDITIONS THIS MORNING
I-95, primary and high-volume secondary roads are clear in the Fredericksburg area, with minor to partial snow coverage on primary roads in Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Jan. 4, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: EXPECT ICY CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT
With evening temperatures expected to dip into the single-digits, VDOT crews remain at work in emergency response to plow roads and apply treatment materials for anticipated icing

Jan. 4, 2018
RAMP CLOSURE AT ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND TO I-95 SOUTHBOUND FOR EMERGENCY SIGN REPAIR
Entrance ramp to Interstate 95 southbound from Route 17 northbound in Stafford County will be closed for approximately 30 minutes to repair a loose overhead sign panel

Jan. 4, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: CREWS MAKING PROGRESS ON PRIMARY, SECONDARY ROADS
Road conditions are improving on primary and high-volume secondary roads, but drivers should continue to delay travel where roads remain snow-covered

Jan. 4, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: Snow Covering Most Primary, Secondary Roads
Drivers are encouraged to delay travel if possible to allow crews to make progress plowing and treating roads; Check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions

Jan. 3, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: HEAVY SNOW TO AFFECT TRAVEL IN NORTHERN NECK, MIDDLE PENINSULA
Lighter snow is forecast for the I-95 corridor and Fredericksburg area; Nearly 500 trucks ready to plow roads and apply sand and salt beginning this afternoon

Jan. 3, 2018
I-95 SOUTHBOUND CLOSED IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
All southbound lanes closed in vicinity of the Rappahannock River Bridge for police activity; I-95 southbound traffic is being detoured at Exit 133/Route 17 in Stafford County

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