Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Oct. 2, 2017
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT EXIT 118/THORNBURG
Project will build a new I-95 overpass and improve on and off-ramps on Mudd Tavern Road, east of I-95 and Mallard Road in Spotsylvania County
FREDERICKSBURG – Construction begins Wednesday, Oct. 4 on a $22.4 million project to improve the Interstate 95 at Exit 118 (Thornburg) interchange in Spotsylvania County by building a new overpass with a new, off-set diamond design.
The project will reduce congestion, accommodate future growth, enhance safety and replace the existing structurally deficient bridge.
The off-set diamond design was selected to minimize the right-of-way required for the road and ramp improvements.
The project will widen Mudd Tavern Road at the interchange, improve sight distance for drivers and add bicycle, pedestrian accommodations on the new bridge and other portions of Mudd Tavern Road.
Project completion is set for September 2019.
Drivers can expect to see signs, crews and construction equipment at the interchange this week.
Motorists can expect lanes to stay open on I-95, Mudd Tavern Road and Mallard Road during morning and evening rush hour to minimize delays at peak travel times.
Single lane closures will be scheduled at midday and during overnight hours.
The following lane closures are scheduled this week, weather permitting:
I-95 Northbound at Exit 118
Wednesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 5 a.m. and Thursday, 9:30 p.m. ˗˗ 5 a.m. A single, northbound lane will be closed.
I-95 Southbound at Exit 118
Thursday, 9:30 p.m. ˗˗ 5 a.m. A single, southbound lane will be closed.
As drivers adjust to the work zone, consider adding several minutes of travel time when leaving for work or school.
A design-build contract for $22.4 million was awarded to Shirley Contracting Company, LLC, of Lorton to construct the new bridge and expanded travel lanes at the Exit 118 interchange.
Additional project details are available online at www.VirginiaDOT.org/Exit118 .
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