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April 20, 2017

Drivers should be alert for a new traffic pattern on Mary Washington Boulevard at Hospital Drive and Sam Perry Boulevard in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG – A new section of Mary Washington Boulevard in Fredericksburg will open to traffic today.

Starting this afternoon, motorists can use the extended Mary Washington Boulevard to travel between Fall Hill Avenue and Route 1.

Stay alert for mobile, single lane closures on Fall Hill Avenue between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. today as construction crews paint final pavement markings and remove construction barrels to open travel lanes.

What Motorists Need to Know

Mary Washington Boulevard intersects with Fall Hill Avenue in a roundabout, which is also fully opening to traffic today.

Through traffic on Mary Washington Boulevard will be free flowing, which means Mary Washington Boulevard traffic will not stop at the Sam Perry Boulevard and Hospital Drive intersections.

Message boards are posted on Fall Hill Avenue, Hospital Drive and Mary Washington Boulevard to alert drivers to this change. Law enforcement officials will be present to assist with traffic control in the work zone.


Online diagrams demonstrate how drivers can navigate the new roundabout from each approach, whether traveling from Fall Hill Avenue, downtown Fredericksburg, or Mary Washington Boulevard:

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 extended Mary Washington Boulevard to connect with Fall Hill Avenue in a roundabout west of the Rappahannock Canal bridge.

Periodic lane closures will be required in the work zone as crews work to complete final tasks.


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 Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.


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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