VDOT News - Fredericksburg


IMMEDIATE - 4:35 p.m.

Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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May 18, 2022

Police activity at the Cowan Boulevard overpass at mile marker 131 has closed all northbound and southbound travel lanes

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Interstate 95 northbound and southbound are closed for police activity at the Cowan Boulevard overpass at mile marker 131 in the City of Fredericksburg, which is located between the Rappahannock River and the exit 130 (Route 3) interchange.

Northbound I-95 traffic is being detoured at exit 126 (Spotsylvania) to Route 1 northbound.

Southbound I-95 traffic will be diverted to Route 1 at exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford County.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) traffic signal technicians are adjusting signal timing for additional demand.

Motorists are advised to expect severe travel delays in the Fredericksburg area on Route 1 and surrounding areas due to the interstate closure and detour.

Real-time traffic updates on the interstate closure will be available on 511Virginia.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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