Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


July 27, 2017

Motorists should anticipate double lane closure at the bridge over the Ni River north of Exit 118 (Route 606/Thornburg)

FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists should anticipate travel delays and a double lane closure on Interstate 95 northbound in Spotsylvania County at the Ni River bridge after a steel plate came loose on the bridge.

The right two lanes are blocked at mile marker 121, which is just north of Exit 118 (Route 606/Thornburg).

Crews are on the scene to make the emergency repairs and secure the steel plate which may take several hours.

Virginia State Police is assisting with traffic control.

Drivers can call 511 Virginia for the latest information on these emergency lane closures.

Motorists may use Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) as an alternate route.

Crews have been working overnight for several weeks on the Ni River Bridge as part of a bridge rehabilitation project but were not working when the steel plate came loose.

Project Background

This project is improving the condition of six I-95 bridges in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties. After work is completed at the Ni River bridges, rehabilitation work will be scheduled at Aquia Creek and Potomac Creek in Stafford. Construction began in fall 2016 and is scheduled to be completed at all six locations by November 2018.

Work includes deck repairs, superstructure repairs and substructure and crack repairs.

For more information, please visit the project page online at


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