VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
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FRED-147605

Sept. 24, 2019



I-95 SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC SHIFT ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 26
All I-95 southbound lanes will be shifted several feet toward the median near Exit 133/Route 17 for the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Starting tonight, Sept. 24, work will begin to shift Interstate 95 southbound traffic several feet toward the median near Exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford County as part of the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Thursday, Sept. 26, the Route 17 southbound on-ramp to I-95 southbound will be closed overnight to allow crews to install barrier, new pavement markings and signs to guide motorists through the shift. It advances work to widen the southbound on-ramp to two lanes.   

All three lanes of I-95 southbound will shift approximately 3 feet to the left, toward the interstate median, to provide more space along the right shoulder for crews to work behind barriers. Southbound lanes will shift starting south of the Exit 133 (Route 17) interchange to the Rappahannock River bridge. 

View an online map of the traffic shift and on-ramp detour. 

Expect Overnight Delays This Week 

I-95 southbound drivers can expect overnight travel delays this week as crews move barrier, remove the existing lane markings and install new, temporary lane markings. 

Weather permitting, lane closures have been scheduled for the following dates and times: 

Tuesday, Sept. 24 

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Two lanes closed
  • 4:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Single lane closure 

Wednesday, Sept. 25 

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – The on-ramp to I-95 southbound from Route 17 southbound will be closed to allow crews to install concrete barrier and temporary pavement markings.
  • 4:30 a.m. On-ramp to I-95 southbound will open
  • 4:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Single lane closure 

Thursday, Sept. 26 

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – On-ramp to I-95 southbound from Route 17 southbound will be closed
  • 4:30 a.m. – On-ramp to I-95 southbound will open, traffic lanes will be shifted, and motorists can expect to begin traveling in the new pattern early Friday morning.
  • 4:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. Friday – Single lane closure 

Detour Route for Ramp Closure

During the ramp closure Wednesday and Thursday evenings, drivers on Route 17 southbound seeking to enter I-95 southbound will be directed to use the following detour route:

  • Use the I-95 northbound entrance ramp to merge onto the northbound collector-distributor lane
  • Immediately exit to Route 17 northbound toward Warrenton
  • From Route 17 northbound, motorists can access the I-95 southbound on-ramp

Message boards and detours signs will be posted during the ramp closures. 

Drivers are reminded the I-95 southbound on-ramp and off-ramp at Exit 136/Centreport Parkway will also be closed tonight, Sept. 24 through early Friday, Sept. 27 for paving. 

511Virginia

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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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