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Oct. 20, 2017



EXPECT NIGHT WORK AT ROUTE 3 IN FREDERICKSBURG
Expect overnight lane closures at Exit 130, Route 3 and Carl D. Silver Parkway beginning Sunday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Nov. 3

UPDATE: All lane closures on Carl D. Silver Parkway originally scheduled to begin tonight, Oct. 24 through Nov. 3 have been postponed.

FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists should anticipate overnight lane closures on Route 3 and Carl D. Silver Parkway for water line and storm sewer work, as part of the Interstate 95 and Route 3 safety improvement project in Fredericksburg.

Weather permitting, the following lane closures are planned near the Exit 130 interchange beginning Sunday, Oct 22:

Route 3 Westbound

Sunday ˗˗ Tuesday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 9 a.m. Expect a single lane on Route 3 westbound to be closed followed by a double lane closure at midnight near the I-95 interchange. Double lane closures will end at 7 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 9 a.m. to allow crews to install a storm sewer crossing.

Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 9 a.m.  A single, right lane will be closed on Route 3 westbound near the interchange.

Route 3 Eastbound

Sunday ˗˗ Wednesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29 ˗˗ Wednesday, Nov. 1, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4 a.m. A single, right lane will be closed on Route 3 eastbound.

I-95 Southbound at Exit 130

Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m. The Exit 130 off-ramp will be reduced to a single lane from I-95 southbound to Route 3 westbound at Carl D. Silver Parkway. All lanes will reopen at 10 a.m. the following morning except on Friday at 6 a.m.

Carl D. Silver Parkway (Central Park Exit)

Tuesday ˗˗ Friday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 7 a.m. and Monday, Oct. 30 10 p.m. ˗˗ 7 a.m.  All southbound lanes on Carl D. Silver Parkway at Route 3 will be blocked as crews continue work on storm sewer lines. Traffic will not be permitted to exit Central Park. Signs will guide traffic along the detour route to Trade Street and Central Park Boulevard.

Carl D. Silver Parkway (Central Park Entrance)

Tuesday, Oct. 31 ˗˗ Friday, Nov. 3, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 7 a.m All northbound lanes on Carl D. Silver Parkway at Route 3 will be blocked for water line and storm sewer work. Traffic will not be permitted to enter the Central Park shopping area. Signs will guide traffic along the detour route to Central Park Boulevard.

I-95 Northbound at Route 3 Westbound

Tuesday, Oct. 31 ˗˗ Friday, Nov. 3, 12 a.m. ˗˗ 3 a.m. The ramp carrying traffic from westbound Route 3 to I-95 northbound will be closed to allow crews to work safely. Westbound traffic will be detoured to make a U-turn at Carl D. Silver Parkway to eastbound Route 3 and directed to I-95 northbound using the other ramp. The ramp will reopen at 3 a.m. each morning and the detour will be lifted. 

Message boards and extra signage will be posted to warn motorists about closures and detours. 

This project will enhance safety by reducing vehicle merging and weaving that can lead to crashes, injuries and congestion on Route 3 and I-95.  These improvements are designed to lower the crash risk by eliminating conflict points where vehicles currently merge. 

Additional project information is available online at www.VirginiaDOT.org on the project page.

511Virginia

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