Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


Aug. 14, 2017

Expect overnight lane closures and delays on I-95 northbound and southbound at both bridges over the Ni River (mile marker 121)

FREDERICKSBURG  –  The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will continue work to rehabilitate and improve both bridges on Interstate 95 over the Ni River in Spotsylvania County.

Motorists should anticipate double lane closures and overnight travel delays this week on I-95 at mile marker 121, south of Exit 126 (Massaponax).

The following lane closures are planned for this week beginning tonight, Aug. 14, weather permitting:

I-95 Northbound and Southbound

Monday, Aug. 14 ˗˗ Friday, Aug. 18 (ending at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19)

  • Single lane closure at 9 p.m. at mile marker 121 (Ni River bridge) south of Exit 126  (Route 1/Massaponax)
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • All lanes open by 4:30 a.m.

Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control near the work zone.

Motorists will see message boards warning them about the work zone and closures.

Project Background

This work is part of the $6.6 million project to rehabilitate six bridges on I-95 in Spotsylvania and Stafford counties. The project currently underway will improve the condition of northbound and southbound bridges that carry I-95 traffic over the Ni River in Spotsylvania, and over Aquia Creek and Potomac Creek in Stafford County.

Construction started last fall to improve the condition of the bridges over the Ni River.

Crews will then work on the Potomac Creek bridges, which are located at mile marker 137, just north of Exit 136/Centreport Parkway) before moving to the Aquia Creek bridges located at mile marker 145 just north of Exit 143/Route 610 in Stafford County.

The entire project is expected to be completed in early November 2018.

For more information, please visit the project page on


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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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