News Releases - Fredericksburg

April 16, 2014
LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED THIS WEEK FOR CHATHAM BRIDGE
Expect brief delays on Route 3 (Kings Highway) at Stafford County, Fredericksburg line

April 16, 2014
ROUTE 1 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSED AT FALMOUTH INTERSECTION
Left lane remains open, but motorists should expect delays at Stafford, Fredericksburg line

April 15, 2014
DOWNING BRIDGE INSPECTION RESCHEDULED
Expect delays on Route 360 at Essex, Richmond County crossing on April 23-24

April 14, 2014
VDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING FOR ROUTE 360 INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY
The public is invited to stop by on Thursday, April 17 to learn more about the proposed project

April 11, 2014
DAYTIME LANE CLOSURES ON NORRIS BRIDGE NEXT WEEK
Bridge deck patching work will take place on Route 3 at Rappahannock River

April 10, 2014
ROUTE 17 TRAFFIC SHIFT PLANNED NEXT WEEK AT TAPPAHANNOCK
Temporary traffic signal to be installed at entrance to June Parker Marina

April 10, 2014
DOWNING BRIDGE INSPECTION WILL BEGIN NEXT WEEK
Motorists should expect delays April 14-15 on Route 360

April 9, 2014
ROUTE 1 NORTH NEAR LAYHILL ROAD IN STAFFORD WILL REOPEN BY EVENING RUSH HOUR
VDOT crews patched damage pipe until more extensive repairs can be made

April 9, 2014
REMINDER: NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN ON ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND BEGINS THIS EVENING
Northbound motorists could experience brief delays in Stafford County

April 9, 2014
PIPE FAILURE CLOSES ONE LANE ON ROUTE 1 NORTH NEAR LAYHILL ROAD IN STAFFORD
VDOT crews are on scene accessing the damage to the underground drainage pipe

March 31, 2014
BENCHMARK ROAD TO CLOSE AT RAIL CROSSING APRIL 7-8
CSX is closing road at rail crossing for paving work in Spotsylvania County

March 28, 2014
NORRIS BRIDGE INSPECTIONS WILL CONTINUE TODAY THROUGH NEXT WEEK
Back to back winter storms prolong routine inspection

March 25, 2014
REPAIR WORK SCHEDULED FOR ROUTE 604 BRIDGE
Detour route will remain in place at Essex, King and Queen county line through July

March 25, 2014
CAUTION URGED FOR MOTORISTS IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Interstate 95, primary routes are clear with isolated areas of ice, slush

March 25, 2014
ROUTE 662 BRIDGE TO BE CLOSED NEXT WEEK FOR REPAIRS
A detour route is posted around the Almondsville Road bridge in Gloucester County

March 21, 2014
VDOT TO CONDUCT ROUTINE INSPECTIONS ON THE ELTHAM BRIDGE
Expect brief delays on the King William County bridge

March 20, 2014
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON FALMOUTH INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT IN STAFFORD COUNTY
New turn lanes, additional through lanes and median will reduce motorist delay

March 19, 2014
NORRIS BRIDGE INSPECTIONS WILL RESUME THIS WEEKEND
Expect delays on Saturday, Sunday and next week

March 17, 2014
WET PAVMENT ON INTERSTATE 95, PRIMARY AND KEY SECONDARY ROUTES
Crews focus on subdivision streets

March 17, 2014
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS FOCUS ON I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
Conditions improving on interstate and key connector routes

March 17, 2014
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: I-95, PRIMARY ROADS PARTIALLY SNOW-COVERED
Motorists should avoid travel during storm due to hazardous driving conditions

March 16, 2014
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT PREPARED FOR HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT, TOMORROW
Check 511 Virginia before traveling

March 14, 2014
NORTHBOUND ROUTE 17 TRAFFIC SHIFT SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK
Traffic will be shifted right into temporary lanes for widening project in Stafford County

March 12, 2014
BRIDGE INSPECTION TO CONTINUE ON NORRIS BRIDGE
Weekday single-lane closures will be in place for the next 2 weeks on the Route 3 bridge

March 11, 2014
FURNACE ROAD NOW OPEN IN STAFFORD
VDOT, contractor removed and replaced drainage pipes

March 7, 2014
VDOT TO INSPECT NORRIS BRIDGE
Daytime, single-lane closures will be required on Route 3 bridge over the Rappahannock River

March 6, 2014
VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP FOR FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Marcie Parker, P.E., will oversee all VDOT construction, maintenance and operations programs in the 14-county Fredericksburg District

March 4, 2014
VDOT CREWS FOCUS ON CLEARING SUBDIVISION, SECONDARY ROUTES TODAY
Plows had made an initial pass in each subdivision by this morning, and crews are returning to every street today and tomorrow for thorough plow

March 4, 2014
MORNING COMMUTERS WILL ENCOUNTER ICY ROAD CONDITIONS
All lanes are clear on I-95¸ patches of ice and snow remain on some primary and key secondary routes

March 3, 2014
ICY ROAD CONDITIONS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT
VDOT crews will apply sand for traction, and will start to clear subdivisions this evening

March 3, 2014
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS FOCUS ON CLEARING I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
Snow-covered roads throughout 14-county Fredericksburg District

March 3, 2014
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS SNOW-COVERED, HAZARDOUS
Motorists are advised to delay travel and stay off the roads during storm

March 2, 2014
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT READY FOR WINTER STORM
While VDOT crews will be out in force to plow and treat roads, motorists are advised to stay off the roads during the storm

March 2, 2014
VDOT POSTPONES MEETING ON FALMOUTH INTERSECTION
“Pardon Our Dust” meeting on upcoming construction work has been rescheduled for Monday, March 10

Feb. 26, 2014
ROUTE 625 (PASSING ROAD) BRIDGE NOW OPEN
VDOT completed repairs and lifted weight posting on bridge at Caroline, King and Queen county line

Feb. 25, 2014
VDOT PREPARES FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF WINTRY WEATHER
Interstate 95, primary and key secondary routes pre-treated ahead of the storm

Feb. 25, 2014
ROUTE 17/ROUTE 17 NORTHBOUND PROJECT MEETING TO BE HELD MARCH %
Public is invited to stop by and learn more about proposed intersection reconstruction in Middlesex County

Feb. 20, 2014
ALL LANES OF I-95 NORTHBOUND CLOSED IN STAFFORD
Multi-vehicle crash has closed interstate at mile marker 144, just north of Exit 143/Aquia and Garrisonville Road

Feb. 18, 2014
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ROUTE 206 INTERSECTION
Project will add turn lanes on Route 206 at Owens Drive and Windsor Drive in King George

Feb. 14, 2014
WORK TO CONTINUE OVERNIGHT TO CLEAR SECONDARY, SUBDIVISION ROADS
Icy road conditions could develop as temperatures drop

Feb. 14, 2014
VDOT CREWS TO FOCUS ON CLEARING SECONDARY ROADS, SUBDIVISIONS TODAY
Motorists should use additional caution as many low-volume

Feb. 14, 2014
MORNING COMMUTERS FACE SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS
Crews have cleared commuter parking lots; Most secondary routes and subdivision streets remain snow covered

Feb. 13, 2014
ICY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVERNIGHT
Motorists should avoid nonessential travel due to wintry mix and changing road conditions

Feb. 13, 2014
INTERSTATE, PRIMARY ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVING IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Secondary roads and subdivision streets remain snow-covered

Feb. 13, 2014
VDOT CREWS FOCUS ON I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
Major routes in Fredericksburg area have slush or snow coverage

Feb. 13, 2014
INTERSTATE 95 AND PRIMARY ROUTES IN THE FREDERICSBURG DISTRICT REMAIN SNOW COVERED
Heavy snow, poor visibility hampered overnight snow removal operations; motorists are urged to stay off the roads

Feb. 12, 2014
ROAD CONDITION UPDATE
Road conditions continue to deteriorate; motorists urged to stay off the roads

Feb. 12, 2014
SNOW FALLING THROUGHOUT THE 14-COUNTY FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists should be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions

Feb. 12, 2014
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT READY FOR WINTER WEATHER
While VDOT crews will be out in force to plow and treat roads, motorists are encouraged to stay off the roads during the storm

Feb. 11, 2014
VDOT POSTPONES ROUTE 17 PROJECT MEETING IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Meeting will be rescheduled, with a new date to be announced

Feb. 10, 2014
ROAD REPAIR BEGINS ON ROUTE 631 (COAL LANDING ROAD) IN STAFFORD
Traffic reduced to a single lane for next two weeks during daytime hours

Feb. 5, 2014
FURNACE ROAD IN STAFFORD COUNTY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR REPAIRS
Motorists should use Joshua Road to reach their destination, as emergency repairs are underway to remove and replace drainage pipes

Feb. 5, 2014
LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR POTHOLE REPAIRS IN TAPPAHANNOCK
Motorists may experience brief delays Thursday-Friday for emergency road repairs

Feb. 3, 2014
BRIEF TRAFFIC STOPS OVERNIGHT ON ROUTE 17
Motorists will be stopped for 5-10 minutes for each closure in Stafford County

Jan. 29, 2014
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PRIMARY ROADS CLEAR FOR EVENING COMMUTE
While major travel routes in the Fredericksburg area and Northern Neck are bare pavement, motorists should be alert for icy conditions overnight

Jan. 29, 2014
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE TO CLEAR ROADS
I-95, primary roads are clear in the Fredericksburg area, with improving conditions in Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Jan. 28, 2014
SNOWFALL BEGINS IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Primary, secondary roads along Middle Peninsula in moderate condition as large portions of travel lanes become covered in snow

Jan. 28, 2014
VDOT CREWS, EQUIPMENT READY FOR WINTER WEATHER
Sand, salt supplies have been replenished and equipment is being staged, especially in Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

Jan. 27, 2014
ROUTE 654 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT SLATED TO BEGIN
Traffic to be detoured for duration of project

Jan. 24, 2014
“PARDON OUR DUST” MEETING ON ROUTE 17 RECONSTRUCTION TO BE HELD FEB. 5
Public is invited to stop by and learn more about upcoming bridge and road work

Jan. 23, 2014
VDOT CREWS WORK TO CLEAR SECONDARY, SUBDIVISION STREETS
Mobile pothole repairs also underway throughout area

Jan. 22, 2014
POTENTIAL FOR ICY ROADS TONIGHT, TOMORROW MORNING
VDOT crews will continue to plow and treat roads overnight, but motorists should proceed with caution as any moisture may re-freeze

Jan. 22, 2014
VDOT POSTPONES “PARDON OUR DUST” MEETING ON ROUTE 17 RECONSTRUCTION IN TAPPAHANNOCK
Meeting will be rescheduled, with a new date to be announced

Jan. 22, 2014
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS CONTINUE TO PLOW, TREAT ROADS
Interstate 95 has isolated areas of snow, and primary roads are

Jan. 21, 2014
MODERATE ROAD CONDITIONS IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
VDOT will work overnight to plow, treat roads for freezing surfaces before morning commute

Jan. 21, 2014
CLEAR TO MINOR ROAD CONDITIONS IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists are encountering some roads with snow-covered sections for their evening commute

Jan. 21, 2014
SNOWFALL BEGINS IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists should check 511Virginia before starting a trip to see real-time road conditions

Jan. 20, 2014
VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR SNOW
Anti-icing operation is underway today on I-95, primary and key secondary routes throughout the Fredericksburg District

Jan. 17, 2014
ROUTE 17 TRAFFIC SHIFT PLANNED NEXT WEEK AT TAPPAHANNOCK
Roadway will narrow to two travel lanes in project work zone

Jan. 16, 2014
ACTING DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR NAMED FOR VDOT’S FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Marcie Parker, P.E., will oversee all VDOT construction and maintenance programs in the 14-county Fredericksburg District on an interim basis

Jan. 13, 2014
“PARDON OUR DUST” MEETING TO BE HELD ON ROUTE 17 RECONSTRUCTION
Public is invited to stop by and learn more about upcoming bridge and road work

Jan. 13, 2014
ROUTE 625 (PASSING ROAD) BRIDGE TO CLOSE NEXT WEEK AT CAROLINE, KING AND QUEEN COUNTY LINE
Motorists will be detoured Jan. 20-31 during repair work

Jan. 6, 2014
Emergency Pothole Repairs Close One Lane on I-95 South in Stafford
The right travel lane and ramp acceleration lane at Route 17 will be closed for several hours

Jan. 6, 2014
ROUTE 639 WIDENING TO BEGIN IN CAROLINE
Project will build a new left turn lane near the Route 1 intersection to enhance safety

Jan. 3, 2014
VDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON TWO INTERSECTION PROJECTS IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Public is invited to review proposed designs and submit comments at next week’s hearings

Jan. 3, 2014
ROAD CONDITIONS CLEAR TO MODERATE IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Several primary roads along Northern Neck partially covered with snow or ice

Jan. 2, 2014
POTENTIAL FOR ICY ROADS TOMORROW MORNING
Motorists encouraged to monitor weather, check 511Virginia before traveling

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