Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


Jan. 20, 2017

Motorists can anticipate double lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound between Monday, Jan. 23 ˗˗ Wednesday, Jan. 25

FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists should anticipate overnight travel delays and lane closures next week on Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area for construction of a new overpass at Fall Hill Avenue and scheduled maintenance work on I-95 southbound near Route 17.

I-95 lane closures scheduled for Jan. 16 ˗˗ Jan. 19 at Fall Hill Avenue were canceled due to rain.

Next week, crews will install new guardrail and remove temporary construction barriers at the new Fall Hill Avenue overpass, which is located at mile marker 131 in Fredericksburg. Crews have rescheduled this work to the evenings of Monday, Jan. 23 ˗˗ Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Bridge deck repairs are needed on the I-95 southbound bridge over Route 17 near Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth) in Stafford County. Crews will replace temporary asphalt patches on the bridge deck with concrete to provide a smoother, more durable travel surface and avoid potholes. The repairs will require a double lane closure, which is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Lanes on I-95 will be closed on the following schedule, weather permitting:

Monday, Jan. 23

I˗95 Southbound at mile marker 131 (Fall Hill Avenue)

  • Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 24 ˗˗ Wednesday, Jan. 25

I-95 Northbound at mile marker 131 (Fall Hill Avenue)

  • Single lane closure at 9 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 4:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

I-95 Southbound at mile marker 135, near Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth)

  • Single lane closure at 9 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 6 a.m.

Message boards will warn travelers to stay alert for work zones ahead and possible delays.


Fall Hill Avenue 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.


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