VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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FRED-183166

Sept. 7, 2021



SUMMER MAY BE OVER, I-95 ROAD WORK ONLY HEATING UP
Expect overnight delays on I-95 with double lane closures and full traffic stops scheduled in the Fredericksburg area

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Overnight travelers on Interstate 95 should expect delays with double lane closures and full traffic stops scheduled this week in the Fredericksburg area to build a better ride on I-95 as part of the Improve 95 construction program.

Additionally, the I-95 Northbound Safety Rest Area in Ladysmith will be closed tonight, Sept. 7 and Wednesday, Sept. 8, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. to allow crews to safely mill and pave the rest area’s ramps and merge areas.


Starting at 11 p.m. tonight, I-95 southbound will be reduced to one lane between exit 126 (Spotsylvania) and exit 118 (Thornburg) in Spotsylvania County followed by intermittent full traffic stops. Crews will stop all southbound traffic near mile marker 125 to safely move a crane across the travel lanes as construction progresses on the Route 17 (Mills Drive) overpass replacement project.

The full traffic stops will only occur between midnight and 3 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 8. Each stop may last up to 30 minutes at a time. Virginia State Police will assist crews with traffic control.

Weather permitting, lane closures on I-95 are scheduled at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, Sept. 7 – Wednesday, Sept. 8
• I-95 Northbound at exit 104 (Carmel Church) and exit 110 (Ladysmith)
o 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. – Mobile operation with double lane closure, entrance to Safety Area closed

• I-95 Southbound at exit 126 (Spotsylvania) to exit 118 (Thornburg)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o Midnight – 3 a.m. – Full Traffic Stop up to 30 minutes
o 4:30 a.m. – All lanes open

• I-95 Southbound at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to exit 133 (Route 17)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o 4:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Single lane closure

• I-95 Northbound at exit 133 (Route 17) to exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)
o 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Single lane closure

Wednesday, Sept. 8
• I-95 Northbound at exit 110 (Ladysmith) to exit 118 (Thornburg)
o 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Single lane closure for guardrail repair

• I-95 Northbound at exit 133 (Route 17) to exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)
o 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Single lane closure

• I-95 Northbound at exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) to exit 148 (Quantico)
o 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Single lane closure

Wednesday, Sept. 8 – Thursday, Sept. 9
• I-95 Northbound at exit 104 (Carmel Church) and exit 110 (Ladysmith)
o 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. – Mobile operation with double lane closure and entrance to Safety Area closed

• I-95 Northbound at exit 133 (Route 17) to exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)
o 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Single lane closure

• I-95 Southbound at exit 126 (Spotsylvania) to exit 118 (Thornburg)
o 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Single lane closure

• I-95 Southbound at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to exit 133 (Route 17)
o 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o 4:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Single lane closure

Thursday, Sept. 9
• I-95 Northbound at exit 133 (Route 17) to exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)
o 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Single lane closure

• I-95 Northbound at exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) to exit 148 (Quantico)
o 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Single lane closure

Thursday, Sept. 9 – Friday, Sept. 10
• I-95 Northbound at exit 104 (Carmel Church) and exit 110 (Ladysmith)
o 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. – Mobile operation with double lane closure

• I-95 Northbound at exit 133 (Route 17) to exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)
o 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Single lane closure

• I-95 Northbound at exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) to exit 148 (Quantico)
o 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Single lane closure

• I-95 Southbound at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to exit 133 (Route 17)
o 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
o 4:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. – Single lane closure

Message boards will be posted along I-95 to alert motorists to delays ahead.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to check 511Virginia.org for real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.

Drivers can also 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.

Learn more about projects underway to improve travel on I-95 in the Fredericksburg area at Improve95.org.


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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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