VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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FRED-148690

Oct. 18, 2019



VDOT HOT SPOTS IN THE FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT FOR OCT. 20-26, 2019
All work is scheduled weather permitting. Real-time information on work zones and lane closures is available on 511Virginia.org.

I-95 Express Lanes

I-95 Express Lanes

Monday – Thursday, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. and Friday, 8 p.m. – 10 a.m. Saturday. Single travel lane closed in I-95 Express Lanes in Stafford between mile markers 145.5 and 143, which is north of Route 610 (Garrisonville Road). Lane closure for construction activities associated with the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.

Express Lanes traffic will follow a temporary traffic detour within Express Lanes. When traveling southbound in the Express Lanes, drivers will use a flyover ramp to avoid construction activity. When traveling northbound, motorists will need to enter at the second entrance ramp, north of Garrisonville Road. Motorists traveling in Express Lanes should follow posted signs to navigate temporary traffic pattern during these hours.

I-95 Northbound and Southbound

I-95 Northbound and Southbound near Exit 126 (Spotsylvania)

Thursday, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Friday. Alternating double lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound near Exit 126. Crews will be marking bridge locations for upcoming repairs.

I-95 Northbound

I-95 Northbound, between Exit 133 (Falmouth) and Exit 140 (Courthouse Road)

Monday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Friday. Single lane and shoulder closures at various locations between Exit 133 (Falmouth) and Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) in Stafford for paving, pavement marking and barrier installation at construction entrances in the I-95 median for the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.

I-95 Southbound

I-95 Southbound, between Exit 148 (Quantico) and Exit 133 (Falmouth)

MondayTuesday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Friday. Single lane and shoulder closures at various locations for paving, pavement marking and barrier installation at construction entrances in the I-95 median for the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.

I-95 Southbound at Aquia Creek Bridge (mile marker 145)

Monday, 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tuesday. Single lane closure for bridge joint repair on I-95 southbound over Aquia Creek in Stafford.

I-95 Southbound, between Exit 133 (Falmouth) and Exit 130 (Route 3)

Tuesday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. Wednesday. Lane closures between Exit 133 (Falmouth) in Stafford and Exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg to shift construction barrier as part of the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project. Lanes will be closed on the following schedule:

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closes
  • 10 p.m. – Two lanes closed
  • 4:30 a.m. – Single lane reopens
  • 10 a.m. – All lanes open

I-95 Southbound, between Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) and Exit 130 (Route 3)

Wednesday and Thursday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. Lane closures between Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) in Stafford and Exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg to remove existing overhead signs as part of the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project. Lanes will be closed on the following schedule:

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closes
  • 10 p.m. – Two lanes closed, with brief slow-roll traffic pattern between 10 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. for overhead sign removal, assisted by Virginia State Police
  • 4:30 a.m. – Single lane reopens
  • 10 a.m. – All lanes open

City of Fredericksburg

Route 3 Eastbound and Westbound

Monday, 9:30 p.m. – 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Crews will be installing pavement markers along Route 3 eastbound and westbound between Gateway Boulevard and Carl D. Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg, near the I-95 overpasses at Exit 130.

Stafford County and City of Fredericksburg

Route 1 at Falmouth Bridge

Monday − Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect single lane closures on Route 1 northbound or southbound at the Falmouth Bridge over the Rappahannock River. A routine, scheduled bridge inspection will be underway. The inspection will begin with a single lane closure on Route 1 northbound on Monday, Oct. 21, and a northbound lane closure is anticipated on Tuesday, Oct. 22. A single southbound lane closure is anticipated on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 24. However, the lane closure direction may change based on the inspection team’s progress. Check 511virginia.org for real-time information on the direction of the lane closure.

Sunday – Wednesday, 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. Expect single lane closures on Route 1 northbound or southbound at the Falmouth Bridge over the Rappahannock River. Bridge deck repairs.

Route 3 Business at Chatham Bridge

Monday – Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Single lane closure on Route 3 Business eastbound. Traffic traveling from Fredericksburg into Stafford can expect brief delays. Utility crews are delivering materials for utility relocation efforts in connection with Chatham Bridge rehabilitation project.

Stafford County

Route 1 Southbound at Potomac Creek Drive

Monday − Thursday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Expect a right lane closure on Route 1 southbound near Potomac Creek Drive for construction of a new left turn lane on Route 1 southbound.

Route 1 Southbound at South Campus Boulevard

Monday − Friday,  8:30 a.m. 12 p.m. Expect a single lane closure on Route 1 southbound near South Campus Boulevard for construction activities as part of the Courthouse Road widening project.

Route 17 Northbound 

Monday – Thursday, 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. Friday morning. Intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes between midnight and 3 a.m. for demolition of I-95 overpass. Stopped Route 17 northbound traffic will be permitted to clear in between each full traffic stop. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control. Single lane closures between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Route 17 Southbound 

Monday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. Friday morning. Intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes between midnight and 3 a.m. for demolition of I-95 overpass. Stopped Route 17 southbound traffic will be permitted to clear in between each full traffic stop. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control. Single lane closures between 9 p.m. and 10 a.m.

Route 17 near Fauquier County Line

Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Expect alternating lane closures on Route 17 near the Stafford County and Fauquier County line to repair the bridges over Deep Run near Hartlake Road. 

Route 629 (Andrew Chapel Road)

Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. One-way, alternating traffic near Jack’s Creek bridge. Crews will be collecting geotechnical samples for future bridge project. 

Route 630 (Courthouse Road) Daytime Work

Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. As part of the Courthouse Road widening project, expect brief delays with alternating, one-way traffic at the following locations:

  • Austin Ridge Drive
  • Courthouse Road between Cedar Lane to Walpole Street and Austin Ridge Drive to Red Oak Drive
  • Ramoth Church Road
  • Snowbird Lane
  • Winding Creek Road between Courthouse Road and Embrey Mill Road
  • Woodcutters Road
  • Wyche Road

Route 630 (Courthouse Road) Overnight Work

Monday – Friday, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect nighttime flagging operations on Courthouse Road between Cedar Lane and Wapole Street for paving. Flaggers will direct alternating, one-way traffic on Courthouse Road.

Ramoth Church Road Overnight Work

Sunday – Saturday, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect nighttime flagging operations on Winding Creek Road between Courthouse Road and Dog Patch Road for pipe work. Flaggers will direct alternating, one-way traffic near the work zone 

Snowbird Lane Road Overnight Work

Sunday – Saturday, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect nighttime flagging operations on Snowbird Lane between Courthouse Road and the dead end on Snowbird Lane for grading and pipe work. Flaggers will direct alternating, one-way traffic near the work zone.

Winding Creek Road Overnight Work

Sunday – Saturday, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect nighttime flagging operations on Winding Creek Road between Courthouse Road and Embrey Mill Road for pipe work. Flaggers will direct alternating, one-way traffic near the work zone.

Woodcutters Road Overnight Work

Sunday – Saturday, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect nighttime flagging operations on Woodcutters Road between Courthouse Road and Cutstone Drive for pipe work. Flaggers will direct alternating, one-way traffic near the work zone.

Cardinal Forest Subdivision

Monday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mobile single lane closures in Cardinal Forest subdivision to place pavement markings following recent paving. A flagging crew will direct alternating one-way traffic near the work zone.

Spotsylvania County

Route 1 Northbound and Southbound

Tuesday – Thursday, 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. Alternating single lane closures at the Route 1 bridge over the Po River, which is around 4 miles north of the Caroline County line. Bridge joint repairs.

Route 17 (Mills Drive) over I-95

Wednesday, 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. Thursday. Single lane closure on Route 17 (Mills Drive) at the I-95 overpass. Bridge repairs.

Bloomsbury Subdivision

Monday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Crews will be patching and paving two roads in the Bloomsbury subdivision near Route 208 (Courthouse Road). A flagging crew will direct alternating, one-way traffic near the work zone.

Loch Selkirk Subdivision

Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Crews will be patching and paving Highland Drive, Selkirk Drive, and Highland Court in the Loch Selkirk subdivision near Chancellor Road. A flagging crew will direct alternating, one-way traffic near the work zone.

Gloucester County

Route 641 (Tidemill Road)

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Expect alternating lane closures on Route 641 (Tidemill Road) at the bridge over Sarah Creek, which is located between Route 17 and Guinea Road, for bridge repairs.

King George County

Route 218 (Caledon Road)

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Installation of centerline rumble strips, pavement markers and line painting. Crews will be working on Route 218 between Route 206 and 1.3 miles east of Indiantown Road, and between Route 301 and Route 206. A flagging crew will direct traffic in the work zone. Motorists can expect significant travel delays and are advised to use alternate routes during work zone hours.

King William County

Route 360 Northbound

Monday Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Expect a single lane closure on Route 360 northbound between Mt. Pleasant Road and Commerce Park Drive for bridge beam repairs.

Middlesex County and King and Queen County

Route 603 (Farley Park Road)

Sunday, 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. Monday. Expect alternating, one-way traffic for bridge repairs over Dragon Run at the Middlesex and King and Queen county line.

Middlesex County and Lancaster County

Robert O. Norris Bridge Inspection 

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Crews are conducting a routine inspection on the Robert O. Norris Bridge, which is located on Route 3 over the Rappahannock River. Drivers can expect a single lane closure on the bridge on weekdays through Thursday, Oct. 31. Automated flagging devices, operated by a certified flagging crew, will be used to direct drivers through the work zone.

Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. – 3 a.m. As part of a routine inspection on the Robert O. Norris Bridge, there will be a single lane closure on the bridge overnight on Monday, Oct. 21 into early Tuesday, and Wednesday, Oct. 23 into early Thursday. Within this time period, all traffic will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time, for up to 7 times. Congestion will be cleared in between each traffic stop. This will allow crews to test the bridge load rating. Automated flagging devices, operated by a certified flagging crew, will be used to direct drivers through the work zone.

Additional Construction Projects in Fredericksburg District

Caroline County

Route 646 (Fork Bridge Road): ROAD CLOSED

VDOT crews are replacing a structurally deficient bridge over Maracossic Creek on Route 646 (Fork Bridge Road). Motorists are encouraged to follow the posted detour route, which is approximately 7 miles, along Route 627 (Roundabouts Road/Mattaponi Trail) and Route 721 (Newtown Road). The bridge closed in September 2019 and is estimated to remain closed through December 2019.

City of Fredericksburg

Dixon Street Ramp Improvement

Crews are improving the Route 2 (Dixon Street) exit ramp from the westbound Blue & Gray Parkway in Fredericksburg as part of the upcoming Chatham Bridge rehabilitation project. The Chatham Bridge over the Rappahannock River will be closed to all traffic for a 16-month improvement project. Crews are building an additional left turn lane on the Dixon Street exit ramp to provide more storage for vehicles turning left onto Dixon Street from the Blue & Gray Parkway. This will keep the right turn lane accessible for vehicles using the detour to downtown Fredericksburg during the bridge closure. The $23.4 million Chatham Bridge rehabilitation project will be advertised to potential bidders in January 2020. The bridge may be closed to traffic as soon as May 2020. Improvements on the ramp will be completed by January 2020. Please visit the project page.

Stafford County

Route 1 Turn Lane at Potomac Creek Drive

Construction is underway to build a left turn lane from Route 1 southbound onto Potomac Creek Drive, near an industrial park entrance. Project estimated completion is July 2020. Please visit the project page.

Route 3 Business and Route 606 (Ferry Road) Intersection

Work underway to improve this intersection is estimated to be complete by the end of 2019. Motorists should be alert for construction activity on Route 3 Business and on Ferry Road between the CSX railroad crossing and Route 3 Business. For more information about the project, please visit the project page and read the project update news release.

Route 608 (Brooke Road): ROAD CLOSED

Brooke Road is closed to through traffic near Eskimo Hill Road. This is a Stafford County project to realign the roadway to improve safety and drainage. Brooke Road will remain closed with a detour during construction.  For more information about the project and the detour route, please visit the county's project page. 

King William County

Route 662 (Sharon Road): ROAD CLOSED 

Project schedule under development. Crews are repairing damage from Tropical Storm Michael. The project is reconstructing a slope near the road and replacing the culvert.

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