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June 16, 2017



MULTIPLE I-95 WORK ZONES NEXT WEEK WILL CAUSE OVERNIGHT DELAYS AT FREDERICKSBURG
Motorists can anticipate double lane closures and significant travel delays Sunday, June 18 through early Saturday, June 24; Check 511Virginia for real-time work zone updates

FREDERICKSBURG – Multiple work zones will be underway overnight on Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area next week, and travelers are advised to expect significant travel delays.

Beginning the evening of Sunday, June 18, through early Saturday, June 24, motorists will encounter double lane closures at various locations along I-95 northbound and southbound in Stafford County and Spotsylvania County. 

All of the work zones will require I-95 to be reduced to a single lane overnight, with full traffic stops required for one of the work zones.

Drivers are advised to consider using Route 1 or other alternate routes to avoid significant travel delays in the I-95 corridor in the Fredericksburg region.

The following lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

I-95 Southbound at Exit 133/Route 17, Stafford County

Sunday, June 18 – Thursday, June 22

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Nightly double lane closure near Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth)

This pavement repair work zone will begin just north of Exit 133/Route 17 in Stafford. Crews are milling and paving approximately one mile of pavement from Exit 133 to the bridge over the Rappahannock River.

I-95 ramp closures have been scheduled in connection with this work zone:

Exit 136/Centreport Parkway

Sunday, June 18 and Thursday, June 22

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Entrance ramp to I-95 southbound from Centreport Parkway will be closed.

Exit 133/Route 17 interchange

Tuesday, June 20 Wednesday, June 21

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Entrance ramps to I-95 southbound from Route 17 northbound and southbound traffic will be closed for paving. The exit ramp to Route 17 Business/Falmouth from I-95 southbound will also be closed. 

Interstate 95 Southbound at Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121), Spotsylvania County

Monday, June 19 ˗˗ Friday, June 23

  • Single lane closure at 9 p.m. near mile marker 121 (Ni River bridge) south of Exit 126 (Route 1/Massaponax)
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • All lanes open by 7 a.m.

Crews will continue their work to rehabilitate this bridge’s condition.

I-95 Northbound at I-95 Express Lanes Southern Terminus Extension, Stafford County

Monday, June 19 ˗˗ Wednesday, June 21

  • Single lane closure at 9 p.m. between Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) and Exit 143 (Garrisonville)
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • All lanes open by 4:30 a.m.

Crews are installing overhead signs as part of a 2.5 mile extension of I-95 Express Lanes from its current southern terminus. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control throughout this work zone.

Full traffic stops will be needed between midnight and 3 a.m. early Friday, June 23, and early Saturday, June 24, to install the overhead signs. 

Thursday, June 22 ˗˗ Friday, June 23

  • Single lane closure at 10 p.m. between Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) and Exit 143 (Garrisonville)
  • Double lane closure at midnight
  • Full traffic stoppages up to 20 minutes at a time between midnight and 3 a.m. early Friday, June 23 and early Saturday, June 24
  • All lanes open by 4:30 a.m.

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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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.

 

 

 

 



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