VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


March 7, 2016

All northbound lanes are open and will stay open through AM rush hour; Emergency sign repair will close I-95 northbound for an estimated 2 hours starting at 10 a.m.

FREDERICKSBURG – (7 a.m.) All lanes of northbound Interstate 95 are open at Fredericksburg and will remain open through the morning rush hour, but an emergency sign repair will be required near the Rappahannock River Bridge  that will close all lanes for an estimated two hours beginning at 10 a.m. today.

An overhead sign was struck overnight by a vehicle, damaging the sign. The sign is located at mile marker 132, just north of the Rappahannock River Bridge.

Starting at 10 a.m. this morning, all northbound traffic will be detoured off the interstate at Exit 130/Route 3 at Fredericksburg.

I-95 northbound is expected to be closed for two hours while the sign is repaired. Severe travel delays are expected for northbound interstate traffic as well as traffic on primary roads and key connector roads in the Fredericksburg area. Motorists should plan to avoid the area if possible, or consider using Route 301 as an alternate route.

Detour Route

Once the repair is underway, all northbound I-95 traffic will be diverted at Route 3.

Motorists should follow the posted detour route from Route 3 eastbound to Route 1 northbound to Route 17 Business, where motorists can access the northbound on-ramp to I-95.
Commercial traffic and tractor-trailers can also detour to Route 1 northbound using Exit 126/Spotsylvania.

Ramps to northbound I-95 from Route 3 westbound and eastbound in Fredericksburg will also be closed to traffic during the emergency repair.


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