Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


July 17, 2017

Bridge rehabilitation project continues on I-95 over Ni River between I-95 exits 118/Thornburg and 126/Spotsylvania

FREDERICKSBURG – Drivers can anticipate travel delays on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound in Spotsylvania County this week on Monday through Friday evenings as work continues on a bridge rehabilitation project at the Ni River.

Work will be underway nightly at mile marker 121 over the Ni River, which is located between exits 118/Thornburg and 126/Spotsylvania.

Lane closures will be in place on I-95 northbound and I-95 southbound at the following times, weather permitting:

Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21 (ending at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 22)

• Single lane closed at 9 p.m.

• Two lanes closed at 10 p.m.

• All lanes re-open by 4:30 a.m.

Travelers are encouraged to consider using Route 1 and alternate routes to avoid delays. Overhead message boards on I-95 will warn drivers of work zones and lane closures ahead.

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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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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