VDOT News - Fredericksburg


IMMEDIATE - 10 a.m.

Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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March 10, 2022

Work to install bridge beams will continue next week on Monday and Tuesday evenings for the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — A planned work zone and full Interstate 95 southbound detour near Fredericksburg to install bridge beams has been canceled for Thursday night, with work scheduled to resume on Monday, March 14.

Tonight, all I-95 southbound lanes will remain open near exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) in Stafford County.

Next week, construction crews with the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project require an estimated two additional evenings of work with a full I-95 southbound detour. Crews are lifting bridge beams into place for the future flyover at the new access point being built at exit 133 (Route 17).

This overnight work has been scheduled to occur next starting during the evenings of Monday, March 14, and Tuesday, March 15.

Two additional evenings of overnight work on Wednesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 17, are tentatively scheduled as backup dates in the event scheduled work on Monday and Tuesday evenings is canceled.

Travelers are encouraged to anticipate major delays on these evenings. Check 511Virginia for real-time updates on traffic conditions.

Weather permitting, lane closures on I-95 southbound are scheduled next to begin the evenings of Monday, March 14, and Tuesday, March 15, at the following times:

Monday, March 14 – Tuesday, March 15
Tuesday, March 15 – Wednesday, March 16

I-95 Southbound at Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)

9:30 p.m. – Single lane closure at mile marker 138
10:30 p.m. – Double lane closure at mile marker 138
11:30 p.m. – All I-95 southbound traffic detoured at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to Route 1 southbound, where traffic can travel north on Route 17 Business to access exit 133 (Falmouth)
3 a.m. – Detour ends, but double lane closures continue until 4 a.m.
4 a.m. – Two lanes open, with a single lane closure in place
5 a.m. – All southbound lanes open

95 Express Lanes will remain open during this work zone on its usual operating schedule.

Signs and law enforcement will direct drivers along the recommended detour route each evening. Southbound traffic will be directed to Route 1 southbound to Route 17 Business (Warrenton Road) northbound, where motorists can use exit 133 (Route 17) to re-enter I-95 southbound.

Work is underway to extend the express lanes by 10 miles from south of exit 143 (Route 610) to exit 133, along with construction of three new access points at exit 148 (Quantico), exit 140 (Courthouse Road) and exit 133.

For more information, please visit www.expresslanes.com.


Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.

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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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