Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


July 21, 2017

Carl D. Silver Parkway will close at Route 3 from 10 p.m.-7 a.m. on July 25-27, July 30-Aug. 3, and Aug. 6-7 for water line relocation on interchange project

FREDERICKSBURG – The main entrance to the Central Park shopping area on Route 3 at Fredericksburg will be closed overnight over several weeks in July and August so crews can relocate a water line.

Access to all businesses, hotels and destinations in Central Park will be maintained during the road work. Drivers will be guided by detour signs to use Central Park Boulevard to enter and exit Central Park while work is underway.

Click here to view an online map of the detour route.

Crews are moving a water line as part of a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project to improve safety and operations at the Exit 130 interchange and on Route 3.

Weather permitting, traffic will not be permitted to enter or exit Central Park at Carl D. Silver Parkway between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. starting the evening of Tuesday, July 25, and during nine additional evenings on Sunday-Thursday nights.

The entrance at Carl D. Silver Parkway will remain open on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Overnight closures are scheduled to also occur from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27, and Sunday, July 30 through Thursday, Aug. 3. The final two evenings of work are scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 6 and Monday, Aug. 7.

All Interstate 95 ramps at Exit 130 will remain open during this work zone, along with through travel lanes of Route 3 eastbound and westbound. Route 3 traffic will not be allowed to turn into the Carl D. Silver Parkway entrance during the overnight work zone hours when the entrance is closed.

Project Background

Construction on the I-95 Safety Improvements Project at Route 3 began July 10 and will be underway through January 2019.

The project will modify on- and off-ramps at the Route 3 interchange. The changes are intended to reduce vehicle merging and weaving that can lead to crashes, injuries and congestion for local traffic, and on the interstate.

In February 2017, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded an $18.2 million design-build contract for the project to Branch Civil, Inc., of Manassas.

Additional project details and maps are available on the project page on


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