VDOT HOT SPOTS IN THE FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT Feb. 24 – March 2, 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 www.VirginiaDOT.org
I-95 Southbound
Mile Marker 139-138 (South of Exit 140/Courthouse Road)
Saturday – Sunday, 12 a.m. – 7 a.m. Expect a single lane closure on I-95 southbound between mile marker 139 and mile marker 138, which is south of Exit 140 (Route 630/Courthouse Road) for preliminary engineering work for the future Interstate 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.
Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway/Stafford County) to Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg)
  • Monday − Thursday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Thursday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m.
  • 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. Construction activities underway for the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing and preliminary engineering work for the future Interstate 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.
I-95 Northbound
Exit 133 (Route 17/Stafford County)
  • Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Expect a single left lane closure on I-95 northbound near Exit 133 for construction activities at the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project. Expect heavy truck traffic 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.
Near Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) to Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway/Stafford County)
  • Sunday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m.
  • Friday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Expect a single lane closure on I-95 northbound at mile marker 129 near between Exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg and mile marker 136 (Exit 136/Centreport Parkway) in Stafford County. Construction activities for the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project and preliminary engineering work for the future I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing.
Caroline/Hanover County Line to Exit 118/Thornburg
Monday,9 a.m. – 3:30 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. The mobile operation will begin at the Hanover County line, at mile marker 101, traveling north to the Spotsylvania County line, 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.
I-95 Northbound and Southbound
Exit 140 (Route 630/Courthouse Road) FULL Traffic Stop
  • Tuesday, 12 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Crews will need to close all travel lanes on I-95 northbound and southbound for utility work near the Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) interchange as they build a diverging diamond and widen Courthouse Road in Stafford County. I-95 northbound and southbound traffic near Exit 140 will be stopped for three intervals up to 30 minutes at a time after midnight on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Virginia State Police will slowly roll traffic on all travel lanes to a stop.
Traffic will be stopped up to 30 minutes intermittently until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, for motorist safety. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.
Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road) to Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg)
  • Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Expect a mobile operation with alternating single lane closures. Crews will be replacing the reflective lens on the raised pavement markers. 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.
Districtwide Flashing Yellow Arrow Project
Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4 a.m. Crews will be working at the following intersections to install flashing yellow arrows on the existing traffic signals to help drivers turn left safely against oncoming traffic. Be alert to a flagging crew in the work zone to direct drivers through the intersection. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control. Expect brief delays.
King George County
  •  Route 3 at Fletchers Chapel Road
  • Route 3 at Barbara’s Way/Madison Drive
  •  Route 3 at Route 607 (Port Conway Road)
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
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:
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
  •  Route 1 (Cambridge Street) at Butler Road in Falmouth
Stafford County Work Zones
Route 17 Northbound and Southbound
Starting the evening of Sunday, Feb. 24, 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 as part of the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing.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. 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
Sunday– Tuesday, 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. New work zone traffic pattern part of I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing.
Route 17 Northbound and Southbound
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 for I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing construction.
Route 630 (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
Traffic Signal Inspections
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, crews will be inspecting the traffic signals at the following intersections. Motorists can expect alternating single lane closures at each intersection between 9 p.m. Wednesday night until 5 a.m. Thursday morning:
  • Route 3 (Kings Highway) at Washington Square Plaza (Walmart at Ferry Farm)
  • Route 684 (Staffordboro Boulevard) at Stafford Market Plaza
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.
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.
Mudd Tavern Road FULL Traffic Stops
Monday – Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
All traffic on Mudd Tavern Road will be stopped intermittently, up to 10 minutes at a time, to allow crews to install the new traffic signal equipment. The full traffic stops will only be allowed during these hours. Traffic will be able to access I-95 except during the traffic stops. To avoid delays, drivers may use Exit 110/Ladysmith in Caroline County or Exit 126/Massaponax in Spotsylvania to enter or exit I-95.
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 near the interchange for construction. Flaggers will direct drivers through the 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.
Route 628 (Spotsylvania Parkway) at Balls Bluff Road
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, crews will be inspecting the traffic signals located at the intersection of Route 628 (Spotsylvania Parkway) at Balls Bluff Road. Motorists can expect alternating single lane closures at the intersection between 9 p.m. Wednesday night until 5 a.m. Thursday morning.
Caroline County Work Zones
Monday – Friday, 7:30 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.
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.
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.
King and Queen County
Route 660 (Sorghum Road) Bridge Replacement: ROAD CLOSED
Construction is underwayto build a replacement bridge on Route 660 (Sorghum Road) over Mill Stream. Crews are removing the existing structurally deficient bridge, which is located between Route 619 (Owens Mill Road) and Route 721 (Newtown Road). A new structure will be installed. Weather permitting, Sorghum Road will re-open in early April 2019.
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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