VDOT News - Fredericksburg


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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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May 19, 2022

All southbound traffic near exit 140 (Courthouse Road) will be stopped for up to 30-minute intervals between midnight and 3 a.m. Friday, May 20

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project team has scheduled lane closures and full traffic stops for a work zone this evening on Interstate 95 as part of construction to build a new American Legion Road overpass in Stafford County.

Starting at 10 p.m. tonight, May 19, I-95 southbound will be reduced to one lane near exit 140 (Courthouse Road).

Between midnight and 3 a.m. Friday, May 20, crews will stop all I-95 southbound traffic near the interchange for up to 30 minutes at a time. In between each stop, congestion will be allowed to clear before the next full traffic stop.

Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control.

To accommodate construction of the 10-mile extension of the express lanes in the I-95 median, crews demolished the American Legion Road overpass and are building a new, slightly wider bridge. The bridge construction is located at mile marker 138.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) advises overnight travelers to anticipate major delays on I-95 southbound during this work zone. Before starting a trip, motorists should check 511Virginia.org to find real-time updates on work zones and traffic conditions.

For more information, please visit expresslanes.com


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

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.


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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