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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-93219

March 18, 2016



I-95 OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES CONTINUE NEXT WEEK AT FREDERICKSBURG
Bridge demolition will be underway at the Fall Hill Avenue overpass at mile marker 131 on the evenings of March 20-24

FREDERICKSBURG – Bridge demolition work continues at the Fall Hill Avenue overpass in Fredericksburg next week, and will close several lanes of Interstate 95 overnight 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 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 20
Interstate 95 northbound

  • Two lanes closed 10 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
  • One lane closed 3:30 – 4:30 a.m.

Monday, March 21
Interstate 95 northbound

  • One lane closed at 9:30 p.m.
  • Two lanes closed 10 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
  • One lane closed 3:30 – 4:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 22

Interstate 95 northbound

  • One lane closed at 9:30 p.m.
  • Two lanes closed 10 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
  • One lane closed 3:30 – 4:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 23

Interstate 95 southbound

  • One lane closed at 9:30 p.m.
  • Two lanes closed 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Thursday, March 24

Interstate 95 southbound

  • One lane closed at 9:30 p.m.
  • Two lanes closed 10 p.m. – 5 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.
  
Additional project information is available on www.VirginiaDOT.org:

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/fredericksburg/fall_hill_avenue_widening_and_i-95_bridge_replacement.asp

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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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