VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


Aug. 22, 2016

Bridge beams are being lifted into place at site of new overpass at Fall Hill Avenue at Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG –  Overnight lane closures on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound at Fredericksburg will continue this week as construction crews place beams for a new four-lane overpass at Fall Hill Avenue.

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

The Fall Hill Avenue overpass is located at mile marker 131, just south of the Rappahannock River bridges and Safety Rest Area. It is located between I-95 Exit 130/Route 3 at Fredericksburg and Exit 133/Route 17 in Stafford County.

Lanes will be closed on the following schedule, weather permitting:

Monday, Aug. 22 and Tuesday, Aug. 23

I-95 northbound

  • Single lane closure at 9 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Between midnight and 3 a.m. all traffic will be stopped several times for approximately 20 minutes each while crews lift concrete beams over the interstate.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 4:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 24 and Thursday, Aug. 25

I-95 southbound

  • Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 28

I-95 northbound

  • Single lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10:30 p.m.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 4:30 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 29

I-95 northbound

  • Single lane closure at 9 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 4:30 a.m.

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

Fall Hill Avenue Widening and I-95 Overpass Replacement

Construction is underway on a $44.4 million project to widen Fall Hill Avenue in Fredericksburg to four lanes between Gordon W. Shelton Boulevard and the Rappahannock Canal.

A new four-lane overpass is under construction over I-95 northbound and southbound. Traffic began traveling on the first half of the newly constructed overpass in February, while work progresses on the second half of the bridge. Estimated project completion is January 2017.


Motorists can find real-time information on work zones, traffic, incidents and lane closures on 511Virginia.

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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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Page last modified: Aug. 22, 2016