VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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April 26, 2022



REMINDER: EXPECT MAJOR OVERNIGHT DELAYS ON I-95
Drivers with destinations outside the Fredericksburg region are encouraged to take alternate routes with double lane closures and full traffic stops planned through early Friday, April 29

Wednesday, April 27 UPDATE: Full traffic stops and lane closures on I-95 northbound at the American Legion Road overpass, located at mile marker 138 in Stafford County, are no longer needed.
 
Tonight, crews will begin to lift and install bridge beams for the future access point to the Express Lanes at the exit 148 (Quantico) interchange.
 
Starting at 10 p.m., I-95 northbound will be reduced to one lane near exit 143 (Route 610) to exit 148.
 
Also at 10 p.m., the southbound express lanes facility will close at exit 150 (Joplin Road) in Prince William County. All southbound express lanes traffic will be detoured to the general purpose lanes until 4 a.m.
 
All I-95 northbound lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m.
 
Motorists can check 511Virginia.org before starting their trip to find real-time updates on work zones and traffic conditions. 

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) warns Interstate 95 travelers that multiple work zones are scheduled this week in the Fredericksburg region, which will cause major overnight delays.

Both I-95 northbound and southbound will be reduced to one lane near various interchanges for construction to improve travel on the interstate.

Starting at 10 p.m., only one lane of I-95 northbound will be open near the existing American Legion Road overpass, at mile marker 138, which is between exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) and exit 140 (Courthouse Road) in Stafford County. Between midnight and 3 a.m., crews will stop all I-95 northbound traffic up to 30 minutes at a time to continue bridge demolition as part of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.

The overpass is being replaced to accommodate construction of two reversible high occupancy toll lanes in the I-95 median. Express lanes are being extended from its southern terminus point at exit 143 (Route 610) to the vicinity of exit 133 (Route 17).

I-95 northbound will also be reduced to one lane near exit 143 to exit 148 (Quantico) to allow crews with the same project to lift and install bridge beams for the future access point to the express lanes from Russell Road.

To safely complete the work, the express lanes facility will also close at exit 150 (Joplin Road) in Prince William County at 10 p.m. and all southbound express lanes traffic will be detoured to the general purpose lanes until 4 a.m.

Northbound travelers with destinations outside of the Fredericksburg area should consider using exit 104/Route 207 in Caroline County to Route 301 to avoid the I-95 work zones.

The following lane closures on I-95 are scheduled, weather permitting:

Tuesday, April 26 – Wednesday, April 27

Express Lanes Southbound at exit 150 (Joplin Road) in Prince William
10 p.m. – 4 a.m. – All express lanes southbound traffic will be detoured to general purpose lanes at the interchange.

I-95 Northbound at exit 143 (Route 610) to exit 148 (Quantico)
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

I-95 Northbound at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to exit 140 (Courthouse Road)
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
Midnight – 3 a.m. – Full traffic stops, for up to 30 minutes at a time
4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

I-95 Southbound at Exit 130 (Route 3) Local and Through Lanes
9 p.m. – Single lane closure on both local and through lanes
10 p.m. – Double lane closure both local and through lanes
Midnight – 3 a.m. – Route 3 westbound entrance ramp closure
4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open, with a single lane closure in place on both local and though lanes
3 p.m. – All southbound lanes open

Wednesday, April 27 – Thursday, April 28

Express Lanes Southbound at exit 150 (Joplin Road)
10 p.m. – 4 a.m. – All express lanes southbound traffic will be detoured to general purpose lanes at the interchange.

I-95 Northbound at exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) to exit 148 (Quantico)
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

I-95 Northbound at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to exit 140 (Courthouse Road)
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
Midnight – 3 a.m. – Full traffic stops, for up to 30 minutes at a time
4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

I-95 Southbound at Exit 130 (Route 3) Local and Through Lanes
9 p.m. – Single lane closure on both local and through lanes
10 p.m. – Double lane closure both local and through lanes
Midnight – 3 a.m. – Entrance or exit ramp closure
4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open, with a single lane closure in place on both local and though lanes
3 p.m. – All southbound lanes open

Thursday, April 28 – Friday, April 29

Express Lanes Southbound at exit 150 (Joplin Road)
10 p.m. – 4 a.m. – All express lanes southbound traffic will be detoured to general purpose lanes at the interchange.

I-95 Northbound at exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) to exit 148 (Quantico)
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

I-95 Northbound at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to exit 140 (Courthouse Road)
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
Midnight – 3 a.m. – Full traffic stops, for up to 30 minutes at a time
4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

Overhead message boards along I-95 will alert motorists to delays ahead.

Motorists can check 511Virginia before starting their trip to find real-time updates on work zones and traffic conditions.

For more details about construction on the interstate, please visit Improve95.org.

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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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