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Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


Jan. 24, 2017

Detour will be in place through Mary Washington Hospital parking lot in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG ˗˗ Mary Washington Boulevard between Hospital Drive and Sam Perry Boulevard in Fredericksburg will be closed to through traffic overnight on Wednesday, Jan. 25 for paving operations.

Mary Washington Boulevard will be closed from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 to 6 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 26.

A detour will be in place overnight with message boards posted on Mary Washington Boulevard, Hospital Drive and Sam Perry Boulevard to alert drivers to the upcoming work and detour.

Motorists need to follow the signs along the detour, which is a dedicated path through the Mary Washington Hospital parking lot near the Fredericksburg Ambulatory Surgery Center and parking garage.

Crews will be paving on Mary Washington Boulevard tomorrow night as part of the Fall Hill Avenue widening and I-95 overpass replacement project.

The new pavement will provide a smoother, more durable travel surface on Mary Washington Boulevard for motorists and emergency service providers.

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 by April 20, 2017.

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


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