VDOT HOT SPOTS Feb. 17 – Feb. 23, 2019

All work is scheduled weather permitting. Real-time information on work zones and lane closures is available on 511Virginia.
For more information about an individual project, you can either click the project title links below or visit the project page at http://www.VirginiaDOT.org
Interstate 95 – Southbound
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.
Interstate 95 – Northbound
(New)Tuesday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Expect the single left lane to be closed on I-95 northbound near Exit 133 for construction activities. Expect heavy truck traffic in between mile markers 132 and 134 during the day. Be alert to trucks slowing down to enter or exit the median at various construction entrances throughout the work zone.
(New)Wednesday– Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. and Friday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 7 a.m.Expect a single lane to be closed on I-95 northbound near the Exit 133 interchange for guardrail repair.
Route 17 Northbound and Southbound
(New)Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Expect a single lane closure on Route 17 northbound and southbound between Sanford Drive and Short Street at the Exit 133 (Falmouth) interchange.
New Work Zone Traffic Pattern on Route 17 Northbound and Southbound
(New)Weather permitting, starting the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 20, all Route 17 travel lanes will be narrowed slightly at the I-95 overpasses to provide space for construction crews to build new interstate bridges.The inside left lanes on Route 17 northbound and southbound will be closed 24-hours a day near the existing bridges for the remainder of the project until May 2022. Route 17 northbound will continue to have three travel lanes at the interchange. The far right lane will become a shared through lane and merge lane for the I-95 ramps. On Route 17 southbound, two travel lanes will remain open in the work zone. View an online map of the work zone traffic pattern.
Route 17 Northbound and Southbound
(New)Wednesday– Friday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect double lane closures on Route 17 northbound and southbound overnight to allow crews to remove existing travel lane markings, install new lane markings, and install concrete barrier.
Interstate 95 – Northbound
(New)Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Expect the left lane on I-95 northbound to be closed at mile marker 128 and mile marker 132, near Exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg. The left lane on I-95 northbound will also be closed at mile marker 132 and Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) for preliminary engineering work for the future project.
(New)Tuesday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Expect the left lane on I-95 northbound to be closed overnight near Exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg to Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) in Stafford County for similar work.
Courthouse Road Widening Work:
Tuesday – 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.
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 Mallard Road near the interchange for construction. Expect brief traffic stops throughout the day on Mallard Road to allow crews to install signal poles for the future traffic signals near the intersection. Flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone.
Dominion Avenue
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Expect brief traffic stops and delays on Dominion Avenue to allow crews to install signal poles for the future traffic signals near the Dominion Avenue and Mudd Tavern Road intersection. Flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone.
Mudd Tavern Road
Tuesday – 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 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)
Spotsylvania County
·      Route 208 (Courthouse Road) between Route 711 (Rollingwood Drive) and Route 671 (Rhoades Drive)
·      Route 639 (Leavells Road) between Route 208 (Courthouse Road) and the entrance to Loriella Park
Stafford County Work Zones
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
Tuesday − 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) – shoulder repairs
  • Route 628 (Ramoth Church Road) – shoulder repairs
  • Route 711 (Jugging Road) – maintenance work
  • Route 727 (Monroe Farm Road) – maintenance work
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
Tuesday − 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 612 (Catharpin Road) – brush removal
·      Route 621 (Orange Plank Road)– brush removal
·      Route 713 (Dry Bridge Road) – pothole patching
Caroline County Work Zones
Interstate 95 Northbound Mobile Operation
(New)Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. –12 p.m. Expect a mobile operation with alternating single lane closures on I-95 northbound. Crews will be replacing the reflective lens on the raised pavement markers. 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. 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.
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
Tuesday − 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 301 (Richmond Turnpike)– debris pickup
  • Route 626 (Woodford Road) – bridge inspection
  • Route 654 (Burkes Bridge Road) – bridge inspection
  • Route 656 (Colemans Mill Road) – shoulder repairs
  • Route 656 (Dry Bridge Road) – shoulder repairs
  • Route 662 (Gregory 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.
King William County Work Zone
Route 30
(New)Monday − Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect alternating lane closures on Route 30 in King William County near the Caroline County line to allow crews to install center line rumble strips. Expect brief delays at various locations with the mobile operation.
King and Queen County Work Zone
Route 660 (Sorghum Road)
(New)  Starting Tuesday, Feb. 19, Route 660 (Sorghum Road) will be closed to through traffic for approximately six weeks to allow crews to install a new bridge over Mill Stream. The bridge is located between Route 619 (Owens Mill Road) and Route 721 (Newtown Road). Weather permitting, the road will reopen in early April 2019. Signs are posted along the detour route. View an online map of the detour.
Gloucester County Work Zones
Route 17
(New)Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Expect alternating lane closures and brief delays on Route 17 northbound and southbound to allow crews to install traffic signals at the following intersections:
·      Brays Point Road
·      Burleigh Road/Short Lane
·      Crewe Road
·      Hayes Plaza
·      Providence Road
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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