VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
June 3, 2019
OVERNIGHT ROAD WORK HEATS UP ON I-95 NEAR FREDERICKSBURG
Expect double lane closures on I-95 for paving and Improve 95 projects starting tonight, June 3, through early Friday, June 7
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Road work on Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area is heating up along with outdoor temperatures. Drivers should anticipate overnight I-95 delays with double lane closures scheduled this week for paving and several Improve95 projects including:
- I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing
- I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing
- I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension, also known as “Fred Ex”
Overhead message boards will provide advance notice of the lane closures and possible delays.
Weather permitting, the following lane closures are scheduled starting tonight, June 3:
Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth) Double Lane Closures
Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. Expect a single lane to be closed on I-95 southbound near the Exit 133 interchange starting at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures will end at 4 a.m. A single lane will remain closed near the interchange until 10 a.m. except on Friday, June 7 when all lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. The double lane closures are needed to allow crews to lift beams for the new I-95 overpasses of Route 17 as part of the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project.
Exit 126 (Route 1/Massaponax) Double Lane Closures
Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. A single lane on I-95 northbound will be closed at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. for milling and paving near the Exit 126 interchange. Drivers may encounter a temporary rough driving surface. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m.
I-95 Northbound Exit Ramp to Exit 133B/Warrenton
Monday – Friday, 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. Expect intermittent exit ramp closures up to 30 minutes. Travelers should use Exit 130/Route 3 or Exit 136/Centreport Parkway as an alternate exit during closures.
I-95 Northbound and Southbound
Exit 148 (Quantico) to Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg)
Expect alternating single lane closures and shoulder closures on I-95 northbound and southbound between Exit 148 (Quantico) in Prince William County to Exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg for multiple work zones for various construction activities for the Improve 95 projects, or for geotechnical boring work and utility marking for the future I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg. A work zone may be two miles to six miles long. Delays are possible. Use caution with crews and construction equipment in the median and along the shoulders. Be alert to trucks slowing down to enter or exit the median at various construction entrances throughout the work zone.
Interstate 95 Northbound
- Tuesday – Wednesday,9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Monday – Friday,9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m.
- Friday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Interstate 95 Southbound
- Monday– Thursday, 9m. – 10 a.m.
- Thursday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.
- Friday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
I-95 travelers are advised to use Route 1 to avoid delays.
Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control in the work zones with double lane closures.
Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.
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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