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April 14, 2017



EXPECT BRIEF DELAYS FOR FALL HILL AVENUE PROJECT IN FREDERICKSBURG
Motorists can anticipate lane closures on I-95, Route 1, Fall Hill Avenue and Mary Washington Boulevard as project nears completion

FREDERICKSBURG – Next week, motorists will encounter daytime and overnight lane closures in the Fall Hill Avenue widening and Interstate 95 overpass replacement project work zone in Fredericksburg.

Crews will be paving, applying pavement markings, installing signs and traffic signal equipment, and performing final tasks as the project nears completion.

Also, a new traffic pattern will be in place starting Monday, April 17 at the intersection of Mary Washington Boulevard and Sam Perry Boulevard at the Mary Washington Hospital campus.

Mary Washington Boulevard and Sam Perry Boulevard

Mobile, single lane closures will be in place between noon and 5 p.m. Monday, April 17 as workers apply final pavement markings on Mary Washington Boulevard between Sam Perry Boulevard and Hospital Drive before opening up all lanes to traffic.

Once all lanes are open Monday afternoon, through traffic on Mary Washington Boulevard will be free flowing, and will not stop at the intersection with Sam Perry Boulevard.

Traffic turning right onto Mary Washington Boulevard from Sam Perry Boulevard, or turning left onto Sam Perry Boulevard from Mary Washington Boulevard, must yield to oncoming traffic.

Message boards are posted to alert drivers to this change.

A newly constructed portion of Mary Washington Boulevard between Hospital Drive and Fall Hill Avenue is not yet complete, and will remain closed to traffic next week.

Additional lane closures are scheduled weather permitting at the following locations:

Interstate 95 Northbound and Southbound at mile marker 131 (Fall Hill Avenue)

Wednesday, April 19 – Thursday, April 20

• Double lane closure on I-95 northbound from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday. Sign installation.

• Double lane closure on I-95 southbound from 1 – 5 a.m. Thursday. Sign installation.

Route 1 Northbound, Southbound at Mary Washington Boulevard

Tuesday, April 18

• Mobile single lane closure at intersection 6 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m. Crews will install new traffic signal equipment.

Fall Hill Avenue from Gordon Shelton Boulevard to Rappahannock Canal

Monday, April 17

• Intermittent, mobile single lane closures 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Pavement markings.

Mary Washington Boulevard

• Intermittent, mobile single lane closures 12 p.m. − 5 p.m. Pavement markings.

Project Background

Construction began in February 2015 to widen Fall Hill Avenue to four lanes with a raised median from Carl D. Silver Parkway to just west of the bridge over the Rappahannock Canal. The project is also extending Mary Washington Boulevard to connect with Fall Hill Avenue in a roundabout, west of the Rappahannock Canal bridge.

Work is scheduled to be completed in April 2017.

Additional project details can be found online at www.VirginiaDOT.org on the project page.

511Virginia

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.

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