VDOT HOT SPOTS March 3 – 9

I-95 Southbound
Exit 148 (Quantico) to Exit 133 (Route 17/Fredericksburg)
  • Wednesday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Friday,  9:30 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.
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.
Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) to Exit 118 Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road)
  • Monday – Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 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.
Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road)
Monday,9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Expect a single left lane closure on I-95 southbound near Exit 118 to allow crews to work under the new bridge as part of the I-95 at Exit 118 Mudd Tavern Road widening and bridge replacement project.
I-95 Northbound
Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road) to Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg)
  • Monday – Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 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.
Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road)
  • Monday,9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Expect a single left lane closure on I-95 northbound near Exit 118 to allow crews to work under the new bridge as part of the I-95 at Exit 118 Mudd Tavern Road widening and bridge replacement project.
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.
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. 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. The work zone is needed for construction activities for the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing and preliminary engineering work for the future Interstate 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.
Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth) to Exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville)
  • Wednesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 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.
Mile Marker 139-142 (Near Exit 140/Courthouse Road) and Exit 148 (Quantico) Stafford County
·      Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Expect a single lane closure on I-95 northbound between mile marker 139 and mile marker 142, which is near Exit 140 (Route 630/Courthouse Road) and Exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville). Crews will then move to mile marker 147 and Exit 148 (Quantico) for preliminary engineering work for the future Interstate 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.
Exit 140 (Route 630/Courthouse Road)
  • Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Expect a single right lane closure on I-95 northbound near Exit 140 to allow crews to remove construction barriers and install new guardrail as part of the project to relocate the Exit 140 interchange and reconfigure it to a diverging diamond.
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 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 3 at Route 606 (Ferry Road) Intersection
(New)Starting the morning of Monday, March 4, crews will begin work to improve the intersection. Motorists will begin to see construction activity on Route 3 Business and on Ferry Road between the CSX railroad crossing and Route 3 Business. During the week of March 4 through March 8, all work will be limited to the roadway shoulder. For more information about the project,please visit the project page.
Route 17 Northbound
(New)Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 6 a.m.  Expect a single lane closure intermittently during these times on Route 17 northbound between Short Street and Sanford Drive at the Exit 133 (Falmouth) interchange for I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing construction.
Route 17 Southbound
(New)Monday – Saturday, 8 p.m. – 7 a.m.  Expect a single lane closure intermittently during these times on Route 17 southbound between Sanford Drive and Short Street at the Exit 133 (Falmouth) interchange for I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing construction.
Route 17 Northbound and Southbound
All Route 17 travel lanes have been 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 are closed 24 hours a day near the existing bridges for the remainder of the project. Route 17 northbound has three travel lanes at the interchange. The far right lane is a shared through lane and merge lane for the I-95 ramps. On Route 17 southbound, two travel lanes remain open in the work zone. View an online map of the work zone traffic pattern. 
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
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.
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 628 (Ramoth Church Road) – shoulder repairs
·      Route 650 (Mt. Olive Road) – brush removal
·      Route 651 (Kellogg Mill Road) – brush removal
·      Route 711 (Jugging 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.
Mudd Tavern 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 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.
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) – brush removal and pothole patching
·      Route 612 (Catharpin Road) – pothole patching
·      Route 618 (River Road) – pothole patching
·      Route 620 (Harrison Road) – brush removal
·      Route 719 (Days Bridge Road) – pothole patching
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.
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 2 (Fredericksburg Turnpike) – tree removal
·      Route 638 (Southriver Road) – pothole patching
·      Route 655 (McBryant Road) – pothole patching
·      Route 656 (Colemans Mill Road) – pothole patching
·      Route 656 (Drybridge Road) – pothole patching
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 George County Work Zone
Route 218
(New)Tuesday − Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect alternating one-way traffic on Route 218 near Vertical Ridge Road to allow crews to install guardrail. A flagging crew will direct drivers in the work zone. Delays are possible.
Route 301 Southbound
(New)Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect a single lane closure on Route 301 southbound near Sunset Lane to allow crews to install guardrail.
King William County Work Zone
Route 30
(New)Wednesday − 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.
Route 360
(New)Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect a flagging operation on Route 360 eastbound near Horse Alley to allow crews to install guardrail. Delays are possible.
Westmoreland County Work Zone
Route 202 Westbound
(New)Wednesday − Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect alternating one-way traffic on Route 202 westbound east of Route 3 to allow crews to install guardrail. A flagging crew will direct drivers in the work zone. Delays are possible.
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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