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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
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FRED-106767

Aug. 16, 2016



UPDATE: REVISED I-95 BRIDGE WORK SCHEDULE AT FREDERICKSBURG
After severe weather cancelled work Monday night, overnight lane closures for bridge construction are adjusted on I-95 at Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG –  Severe weather Monday evening has adjusted overnight lane closures planned this week on Interstate 95 in Fredericksburg at the site of a new Fall Hill Avenue overpass.

Work will now take place on I-95 southbound on Tuesday-Thursday evenings as crews lift concrete beams into place at the site of the new overpass.

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:

Tuesday, Aug. 16 – Thursday, Aug. 18

I-95 southbound

  • Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 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. No full traffic stops are needed on Thursday evening.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

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.

511Virginia

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

Download the  free mobile 511Virginia app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

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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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