VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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June 3, 2019



REMINDER: EXPECT OVERNIGHT TRAFFIC STOPS ON ROUTE 17 IN STAFFORD JUNE 3-6 AND JUNE 10-13
Bridge beams will be placed for new Interstate 95 overpasses at Route 17; I-95 southbound travelers can expect delays, and Route 17 drivers can expect intermittent full traffic stops between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. nightly

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Starting tonight, travelers on Interstate 95 southbound and Route 17 can expect delays near Exit 133 in Stafford County as crews lift concrete beams into place for new I-95 overpasses.

Overnight lane closures, with brief traffic stops on Route 17 and several I-95 ramps, are required to safely move the beams into place over travel lanes.

Construction is underway to build new I-95 bridges spanning Route 17, which is part of the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project.

Over the next two weeks, motorists can expect lane closures at the following dates and times, weather permitting:

I-95 Southbound

Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6 (ending early Friday, June 7)

Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13 (ending early Friday, June 14)

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – Double lane closure
  • 4 a.m. – Two lanes open, with a single lane closed until 10 a.m. except on Friday, June 7 and Friday, June 14, when all lanes will reopen by 6 a.m.

Route 17 Northbound at the I-95 Overpasses

  Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6 (ending early Friday, June 7)

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. – Intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes; Congestion will be cleared in between each beam placement.

Route 17 Southbound at the I-95 Overpasses

 Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13 (ending early Friday, June 14)

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. – Intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes; Congestion will be cleared in between each beam placement.

I-95 Northbound

Exit Ramp to Exit 133B/Warrenton

 Monday, June 3 – Thursday, June 6 (ending early Friday, June 7)

  • 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. – Intermittent exit ramp closures up to 30 minutes. Travelers should use Exit 130/Route 3 or Exit 136/Centreport Parkway as alternate exit during closures.

I-95 Southbound

Exit Ramp at Exit 133A/Falmouth

 Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13 (ending early Friday, June 14)

  • 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. – Intermittent exit ramp closures up to 30 minutes. Travelers should use Exit 130/Route 3 or Exit 136/Centreport Parkway as alternate exit during closures.

Virginia State Police will be present to assist with traffic control in the work zone.

Alternate Routes

I-95 southbound travelers are advised to use Route 1 southbound to avoid delays on these evenings. Message boards on I-95 will provide advance notice of lane closures and detour routes.

Route 17 travelers can use the most convenient alternate route, depending on their destination.

Project Background

Construction to build the $132 million I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing began in August 2018 and will be underway through May 2022.

The project seeks to reduce I-95 congestion in the Fredericksburg area by providing local traffic with additional lanes to travel between the Route 17 and Route 3 interchanges without merging into the interstate’s general purpose lanes.

The Rappahannock River Crossing project will build three new general purpose lanes for I-95 southbound stretching six miles in the current median of I-95. The new lanes will begin in the vicinity of Truslow Road, just north of Exit 133 at Route 17 in Stafford County. The new lanes will end 1.2 miles south of Exit 130 at Route 3 in Fredericksburg, in Spotsylvania County.

The three existing I-95 southbound lanes will be converted to carry those traveling to the Route 17 and Route 3 interchanges, as well as the Safety Rest Area and Virginia Welcome Center.

For additional information, please visit www.Improve95.org.

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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