VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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FRED-158082

March 13, 2020



BE ALERT FOR PAVING, FINAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES AT EXIT 140 (COURTHOUSE ROAD) AREA IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Next week, Austin Ridge Drive traffic to be detoured overnight Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. between Shields Road and Courthouse Road

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Construction on the Interstate 95 Exit 140 interchange and Courthouse Road widening project in Stafford County is nearing completion, and drivers may encounter daytime and overnight lane closures in the work zone through early May for milling, paving, pavement markings and other final tasks.

Motorists may experience a temporary rough travel surface at various locations within the work zone as crews install traffic signal equipment in the pavement. Crews will return to pave and restore a smooth travel surface before the project is complete.

Next week, Austin Ridge Drive will be closed overnight between Courthouse Road and Shields Road on the evenings of Monday, March 16, Tuesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 19 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. each evening.

Signs will be posted to guide motorists along the detour route, which will be Shields Road and Mine Road.

Next week, lane closures are scheduled weather permitting at the following locations:

Sunday, March 15 – Monday, March 16

Route 1 Northbound at Hospital Center Boulevard

  • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. – single lane closure

Route 1 Southbound at Hospital Center Boulevard

  • 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. – single lane closure

Monday, March 16  – Tuesday, March 17

Route 1 Northbound at Hospital Center Boulevard

  • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. – single lane closure

Route 1 Southbound at Hospital Center Boulevard

  • 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. – single lane closure

Courthouse Road Westbound

  • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. single westbound lane closure

Austin Ridge Drive Closure

  • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Austin Ridge Drive will be closed between Courthouse Road and Shields Road. All Austin Ridge Drive traffic will detoured to Shields Road to Mine Road to Courthouse Road.

Tuesday, March 17 – Wednesday, March 18

Route 1 Northbound

  • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. – single lane closure on Route 1 northbound only

Courthouse Road Westbound

  • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. single westbound lane closure

Austin Ridge Drive Closure

  • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Austin Ridge Drive will be closed between Courthouse Road and Shields Road. All Austin Ridge Drive traffic will detoured to Shields Road to Mine Road to Courthouse Road.

Wednesday, March 18 – Thursday, March 19

Route 1 Northbound at Hospital Center Boulevard

  • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. – single lane closure 

Route 1 Southbound at Hospital Center Boulevard

  • 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. – single lane closure

Courthouse Road Westbound

  • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. single westbound lane closure

Thursday, March 19 – Friday, March 20

Route 1 Southbound at Hospital Center Boulevard

  • 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. – single lane closure on Route 1 southbound only

Courthouse Road Westbound

  • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. single westbound lane closure

Austin Ridge Drive Closure

  • 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Austin Ridge Drive will be closed between Courthouse Road and Shields Road. All Austin Ridge Drive traffic will detoured to Shields Road to Mine Road to Courthouse Road.

Weather permitting, westbound Courthouse Road will have three travel lanes open from the diverging diamond to Austin Ridge Drive beginning Friday, March 20.

Project Background

Construction began in July 2017 to reconstruct the Exit 140 interchange to a diverging diamond design and widen Courthouse Road to four lanes between Austin Ridge Drive and the Ramoth Church Road/Winding Creek Road intersection. The diverging diamond interchange and the four-lane, widened section of Courthouse Road opened in December 2019. All construction work will be complete by July 31, 2020.

Currently, crews are finishing the following project elements: 

  • Expanded Park & Ride commuter parking at Exit 140: New Park & Ride lots are under construction north and south of the Old Courthouse Road. Together, the lots will offer around 1,100 parking spaces. The southern lot will have a dedicated pickup and dropoff area for buses, carpools, and vanpools. 
  • New sidewalk and shared use path: Crews will continue building new sidewalk from the Park & Ride lots east along Old Courthouse Road to the Stafford County Government Center. A new, shared use path from Winding Creek Elementary School near the Ramoth Church Road/Winding Creek Road intersection to west of Austin Ridge Drive is now open.

Around 136,000 vehicles a day travel on I-95 near Exit 140, and Courthouse Road carries an average of 16,000 vehicles a day, according to a recent VDOT traffic count.

Additional project details can be found online at www.VirginiaDOT.org/Exit140.

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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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