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Jan. 17, 2023

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 18, ramp will close between midnight and 3 a.m. pavement repair

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. The Interstate 95 northbound temporary off-ramp to exit 133 (Route 17) to Falmouth and Warrenton in Stafford County will close overnight for repair after a vehicle fire heavily damaged the pavement. 

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 18 through early Friday, Jan. 20, the off-ramp will close to traffic between midnight and 3 a.m. 

During this time, northbound travelers seeking Route 17 northbound or southbound will be detoured to continue on I-95 north and use exit 136 (Centreport Parkway). 

Drivers are encouraged to use the most convenient alternate route depending on their destination. 

Late last year, crews with the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project met a major milestone by opening the new I-95 bridge. 

Currently, three lanes of I-95 northbound are crossing the Rappahannock River between the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County with the original bridge closed to traffic for a maintenance project. 

Northbound I-95 traffic will remain in this long-term traffic pattern until spring 2024 when the $132 million project is expected to be complete. 

Click here to view an online graphic. 

Construction will continue over the next 18 months to finish the three additional travel lanes on the busiest segment of I-95 in the Fredericksburg area, which carries around 150,000 vehicles a day. 

Once the project is complete, there will be a total of six travel lanes across the Rappahannock River, triple-left turn lanes on the I-95 northbound off-ramp. The loop ramp from Route 17 southbound to northbound I-95 will reopen. Six travel lanes will be restored on Route 17 (three in each direction) and a fourth auxiliary lane will be built on I-95 northbound between exit 133 and exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) in Stafford.  

For additional information on this project and others on I-95 in the Fredericksburg area, please visit


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