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Oct. 2, 2015

Emergency repair will close two southbound lanes overnight

FREDERICKSBURG – An emergency pavement repair will close two southbound lanes of Interstate 95 overnight in Spotsylvania County to smooth a section of rough road.

Two southbound lanes will close at 8 p.m. just south of exit 126/Spotsylvania so crews can apply a layer of temporary asphalt over the existing pavement. Work will continue until complete.

Motorists are encouraged to use Route 1 southbound as an alternate route to avoid delays.

Pavement on I-95 southbound deteriorated over a milled area today between mile markers 125 and 121 in heavy rain, leading to gravel and debris in the travel lanes. Sweeping operations were performed, but the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its contractor will pave the road surface tonight to create a firm surface for motorist safety.

“We apologize to travelers who encountered rough pavement on this section of interstate today, and who may be delayed by this work zone,” said Marcie Parker, VDOT Fredericksburg District Administrator. “Paving the travel lanes tonight will give motorists a solid driving surface until permanent asphalt can be applied when rain subsides.”

Overhead message boards on I-95 will warn travelers of delays ahead.

VDOT Customer Service Center

Motorists have a right to submit a claim for damages. Motorists may call the VDOT Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) to submit a claim. VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.

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