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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

FRED-96154

May 20, 2016



I-95 ON-RAMP TO CLOSE OVERNIGHT AT ROUTE 3 MAY 25 AND MAY 26
Crews will apply pavement treatment to interstate ramp to enhance safety, reduce crash risk

FREDERICKSBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will pave an Interstate 95 on-ramp next week in Fredericksburg with a type of asphalt designed to increase vehicle traction, especially when pavement is slick.

The on-ramp to Interstate 95 northbound from Route 3 eastbound in Fredericksburg will be closed to all traffic from:

  • 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 until 4 a.m. Thursday, May 26
  • 10 p.m. Thursday, May 26 until 4 a.m. Friday, May 27

Law enforcement officials will provide traffic control at the scene.

Eastbound Route 3 motorists seeking to enter I-95 northbound will be directed to U-turn onto westbound Route 3 at Gateway Boulevard/Ramseur Street in Fredericksburg.

Once on westbound Route 3, motorists can access the northbound I-95 on-ramp from the westbound lanes.

High friction surface treatment will be applied to the ramp as a spot safety improvement to reduce vehicle skidding and crashes.  

Message boards will be posted on Route 3 eastbound, I-95 and in surrounding commercial areas beginning Saturday, May 21, to inform travelers of the ramp closure. All other I-95 ramps at the Route 3 interchange will remain open during the work zone.

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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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