VDOT HOT SPOTS Feb. 10 – Feb. 16, 2019

Interstate 95 – Southbound
(Update)Monday − Thursday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. Thursday – Friday,  9 p.m. – 6 a.m. and Friday– Saturday, 10 p.m. – 7 a.m. Expect a single lane closure on I-95 southbound between mile marker 135 (south of Exit 136/Centreport Parkway) in Stafford County and Exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg.
Route 17 – Northbound (24-hour closure)
Be alert to the 24-hour closure of a single right lane on Route 17 northbound between Sanford Drive and Short Street in Stafford on Mondays through Fridays for project construction activities. The 24-hour closure is needed to allow crews to work safely with construction equipment near the on- and off-ramps, travel lanes and underneath the I-95 overpasses.
Route 17 – Southbound
Expect a single right lane closure on Route 17 southbound between Sanford Drive and Short Street for bridge construction.
·      Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
·      Friday, 7 a.m. – noon
Courthouse Road Widening Work:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.and Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Expect brief delays with alternating, one-way traffic at the following locations:
·      Courthouse Road between Cedar Lane to Walpole Street and Austin Ridge Drive to Red Oak Drive.
·      Ramoth Church Road
·      Snowbird Lane
·      Winding Creek Road
·      Woodcutters Road
·      Wyche Road
A flagging crew will direct drivers in each work zone.
Mudd Tavern Road and Mallard Road
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Mudd Tavern Road and Mallard Road near the interchange for construction. Flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone.
(Update)Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4 a.m. Crews will be working at various intersections to install flashing yellow arrows at several traffic signals throughout the Fredericksburg District to help drivers turn left safely against oncoming traffic. Be alert to flaggers in the work zone to direct drivers through the intersection. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control. Expect brief delays.
Spotsylvania County
·      Route 639 (Bragg Road) and Route 1382 (Willis Way)
·      Route 639 (Bragg Road) and Route 618 (River Road)
American with Disabilities Act Ramp Repair
(Update)Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 5 p.m. Crews will be making repairs to the ADA (American with Disabilities Act) ramps and pedestrian crossings on these routes. There may be temporary, alternating shoulder closures or flagging operations with this work. Motorists should be alert to a mobile work zone with crews and construction equipment at the following intersections:
King George County
·       Route 3 (Kings Highway) at Route 603 (Fletchers Chapel Road)
·       Route 3 (Kings Highway) at Route 607 (Port Conway Road)
·       Route 3 (Kings Highway) and Route 1148 (Barbara’s Way/Madison Drive)
Stafford County
·      Cardinal Forest Subdivision:
o  Bellamy Lane and Gable Court to Norfolk Street
o  Lynchester Drive and Norfolk Street
Stafford County Work Zones
95 Express Lanes Southbound
(New)Wednesday − Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect alternating single lane closures on the 95 Express Lanes southbound from mile marker 146 to Exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville) to allow crews to inspect lighting along the 95 Express travel lanes.
Route 3 Eastbound and Westbound 24-Hour Lane Closure
Route 3 traffic between Leonard Road and James Ashby Parkway has been reduced to a single lane for a Stafford County utility project. The westbound single lane closure on Route 3 is expected to remain in place for approximately 30 days. The eastbound single lane closure will remain in place for the duration of the county project.
Routine Maintenance
Monday − Friday, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Stay alert for mobile lane closures. Crews will perform routine maintenance activities at the following locations:
  • Route 608 (Brooke Road) – ditch cleaning
  • Route 627 (Mountain View Road) – shoulder repairs
  • Route 725 (Cedar Grove Road) – maintenance work
  • Route 727 (Monroe Farm Road) – maintenance work
  • Route 1536 (Pikos Place)– ditch cleaning
Spotsylvania County Work Zone
Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) at I-95
Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m. Expect alternating lane closures on Route 1 northbound and southbound at the I-95 overpasses for bridge repairs.
Routine Maintenance
Monday − Friday, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Stay alert for mobile lane closures. Crews will perform routine maintenance activities at the following locations:
·      Route 3 (Plank Road) – pothole patching and litter pickup
Caroline County Work Zones
Interstate 95 Southbound Mobile Operation
(Update)Monday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Expect a mobile operation with alternating single lane closures on I-95 southbound. Crews will be replacing the reflective lens on the raised pavement markers. The mobile operation will start at the Spotsylvania County line, which is at mile marker 117, and move south to the Hanover County line, which is at mile marker 101. Motorists should expect slow moving construction equipment and possible delays near the mobile work zone. The mobile work zone will periodically pull over to allow congestion to clear.
Interstate 95 Northbound Mobile Operation
(New)Tuesday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. –12 p.m. Crews will then perform the same work and mobile operation with alternating single lane closures on I-95 northbound. It will start at the Hanover County line, which is at mile marker 101 then move north to the Spotsylvania County line, which is at mile marker 117.
Route 207 Eastbound
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expect alternating lane closures on eastbound Route 207 between Route 656 and Penola Road to allow crews to make repairs to the bridge over Polecat Creek. Work will be underway through late March 2019, weather permitting.
Routine Maintenance
Monday − Friday, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Stay alert for mobile lane closures. Crews will perform routine maintenance activities at the following locations:
  • Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) – shoulder repairs
  • Route 2 (Fredericksburg Turnpike) – ditch cleaning
  • Route 606 (Stonewall Jackson Road)– shoulder repairs
  • Route 643 (File Road) – shoulder repairs
  • Route 721 (Sparta Road)– shoulder repairs
Caroline County/King George County Work Zone
Monday − Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane on Route 301 northbound and southbound near the James Madison Bridge over the Rappahannock River for a bridge maintenance project. Expect brief delays on the bridge and at the bridge approaches.
Essex County Work Zone
Route 17
Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expect brief delays at various locations on Route 17 northbound and southbound between Route 654 and the Middlesex County line. Crews will be replacing the reflective lens on the raised pavement markers. This is a slow-moving mobile operation. Drivers should use caution when approaching the work zone.
Other Fredericksburg District Projects
Stafford County
·       Route 608 (Brooke Road): ROAD CLOSED
Brooke Road is closed to through traffic near Eskimo Hill Road. This is a Stafford County project to realign the roadway to improve safety and drainage. The road will reopen by July 2019. For more information about the project and the detour route, please visit the county’s project page.
Spotsylvania County
·      Route 658 (Mount Olive Road) Bridge Replacement: ROAD CLOSED
Construction is underway to build a replacement bridge on Route 658 (Mount Olive Road) over the North Anna River, which will restore a connection between Hanover County and Spotsylvania County. The new bridge is estimated to open in late February 2019. Visit the project page for additional details.
Emergency Road Repairs: Tropical Storm Michael
Emergency repair work continues to rebuild several state-maintained roads that sustained severe damage during Tropical Storm Michael. These roads require major reconstruction or replacement of pipes and culverts before they can safely be reopened. Emergency procurement methods are being used to expedite repairs.
Estimated construction schedules for the remaining closed roads in Fredericksburg District are listed below:
King William County
·      Route 662 (Sharon Road): Anticipated to reopen in August 2019.This is a new date from the previously estimated reopening date of Jan. 21, 2019. The original date was based on an initial damage assessment after the storm. Further inspection by VDOT structural engineers identified a broken drainage culvert at the site, which will require more complex and extensive repairs. Crews will reconstruct a slope near the road and repair the culvert.
Northumberland County
·       Route 201 (Courthouse Road): Anticipated to reopen in June 2019. This is a new date from the previously estimated reopening date of Feb. 28, 2019. Crews are replacing a damaged set of four 96-inch drainage pipes with a triple set of concrete box culverts, with each culvert measuring 12 feet by 10 feet. The replacement culverts are larger than originally estimated, which has resulted in a longer fabrication period. The culverts must be fabricated to these specific dimensions, which lengthens the repair schedule.
·      Route 634 (Spring Road): Anticipated to reopen in August 2019.Crews are repairing the bridge and replacing a washed out section of road.
·      Route 642 (Knights Run Road): Anticipated to reopen in late February 2019.Crews will be replacing two 60-inch drainage pipes with two 72-inch reinforced concrete drainage pipes, and installing pipe headwalls.
Stafford County
·      Route 1350 (Hamlin Drive): Anticipated to reopen in April 2019. This is a new date from the previously estimated reopening date of Jan. 31, 2019. Crews are repairing a void underneath the travel surface and replacing a damaged 72-inch corrugated metal drainage pipe with a 6 foot by 6 foot concrete box culvert.
Westmoreland County
·      Route 600 (Nomini Grove Road): Anticipated to reopen in August 2019.Crews are repairing a void underneath the road and replacing a washed out section of road.
·      Route 612 (Antioch Road): Anticipated to reopen in August 2019. Crews are repairing a void underneath the road and replacing a washed out section of road.
Motorists are reminded to adhere to all road closed signs and barricades, and to follow the posted detour route. Roads have been closed for traveler safety.

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