Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Jan. 18, 2017
WESTBOUND FALL HILL AVENUE OVERPASS PARTIALLY OPENS TOMORROW
Westbound Fall Hill Avenue traffic will be shifted onto new span over I-95 in Fredericksburg;Traffic will remain one lane in each direction
FREDERICKSBURG – The westbound span of a new Fall Hill Avenue overpass bridging Interstate 95 in Fredericksburg will partially open to traffic tomorrow, and motorists should be alert for a new traffic pattern between Bragg Hill Drive and Noble Way.
Westbound Fall Hill Avenue traffic, traveling toward Central Park, will be shifted onto the westbound bridge span. Eastbound traffic will continue crossing the eastbound bridge span.
Traffic will remain one lane in each direction. Construction work continues on the bridge’s shoulders and the shared use path on the westbound span. When the project is complete, two travel lanes will be open on Fall Hill Avenue in each direction.
Westbound traffic will be shifted onto the new westbound span between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19.
Message boards have been posted on Fall Hill Avenue to alert drivers to the upcoming traffic shift and new traffic pattern.
Route 1 Northbound
As part of the Fall Hill Avenue widening and I-95 overpass replacement project, motorists can also expect brief overnight travel delays on Thursday, Jan. 19 on Route 1 northbound near Mary Washington Boulevard in Fredericksburg.
Route 1 northbound will be reduced to one lane between Alvey Drive and the Rappahannock Canal bridge from 6 p.m. Thursday to 4:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20.
Crews will be demolishing existing traffic signal pole foundations.
Construction began in February 2015 to widen Fall Hill Avenue to four lanes with a raised median from Carl D. Silver Parkway to just west of the bridge over the Rappahannock Canal. The project is also extending Mary Washington Boulevard to connect with Fall Hill Avenue in a roundabout, west of the Rappahannock Canal bridge.
Work is scheduled to be completed by April 20, 2017.
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