VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


March 11, 2016

Lane closures are planned Sunday-Thursday evenings at Fall Hill Avenue overpass for bridge demolition, with full 30-minute traffic stops Wednesday night

FREDERICKSBURG – Bridge demolition work at the Fall Hill Avenue overpass in Fredericksburg will close several lanes of Interstate 95 northbound next week at night, weather permitting, so crews can dismantle the closed bridge.

The Fall Hill Avenue overpass is located at mile marker 131 on I-95, which is just north of Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg).

I-95 travelers are advised to use Route 1 northbound to avoid delays. Message boards on I-95 will provide advance notice of lane closures and detour routes. 

Lane closures have been scheduled at the following times and dates:

Sunday, March 13

Interstate 95 northbound

  • Two lanes closed 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m.  

Monday, March 14

Interstate 95 northbound

  • Two lanes closed 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 15

Interstate 95 northbound

  • Two lanes closed 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 16

Interstate 95 northbound

  • Two lanes closed 9 p.m. – midnight
  • Full interstate closure for intermittent 30-minute intervals between midnight and 3 a.m. to remove bridge beams. Traffic will be released between closures.
  • Two lanes closed 3 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 17

Interstate 95 northbound

  • Two lanes closed 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Virginia State Police are assisting with traffic control in the work zone.

Project Background

VDOT awarded a $30.7 million design-build contract to widen Fall Hill Avenue in April 2014 to Corman Construction, Inc., and Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP. Construction began in February 2015, and work will be completed in January 2017.

Fall Hill Avenue is being widened to four lanes with a raised median from Carl D. Silver Parkway (Central Park) to just west of the bridge over the Rappahannock Canal.

In February, traffic was moved onto the first half of the new Fall Hill Avenue overpass bridging I-95. Once the old bridge is demolished, construction will begin on the second half of the new overpass.


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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