VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


March 25, 2022

Starting Tuesday, April 5, Ladysmith Road will close between S. River Road and Scott’s Lane through May 2022

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close a portion of Route 639 (Ladysmith Road) in Caroline County next week to repair a large drainage pipe over May’s Run.

Starting Tuesday, April 5, VDOT will close Ladysmith Road between Route 638 (S. River Road) and Route 764 (Scott’s Lane).

Weather permitting, a detour will be in place for approximately six weeks while construction is underway.

The portion of Ladysmith Road between S. River Road and Scott’s Lane is anticipated to re-open to traffic in May 2022.

Detour signs will be posted to guide motorists around the closed portion of Ladysmith Road.
Access to all driveways and residential entrances will be maintained during the project.
The recommended detour route for all vehicles, including tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles, is approximately 16 miles:

• Route 1
• Route 601 (Golansville Road)
• Route 207 (Rogers Clark Boulevard)

Click here to view an online detour map.

Drivers are encouraged to use the most convenient alternate route depending on their destination.

VDOT and its contractor will repair a large box culvert to ensure the stability of the road and to maintain the drainage system.

Approximately 3,400 vehicles a day travel Ladysmith Road, according to a 2019 VDOT traffic count.


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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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