VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


March 16, 2016

Full traffic stops on I-95 northbound planned for tonight have shifted to evening of Thursday, March 17

FREDERICKSBURG – Full traffic stops planned for tonight on Interstate 95 northbound at Fredericksburg have been postponed until the evening of Thursday, March 17.

Bridge demolition work is underway at the Fall Hill Avenue overpass, which is located just north of Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg).

Northbound 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.

This week’s work schedule has been updated to the following:

Wednesday, March 16
Interstate 95 northbound

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

Thursday, March 17
Interstate 95 northbound

  • Two lanes closed 9 p.m. – midnight
  • Full traffic stops up to 30 minutes between midnight and 3 a.m. Traffic will be released between each 30-minute interval.
  • Two lanes closed 3 a.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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