VDOT HOT SPOTS March 17 – March 23, 2019

VDOT HOT SPOTS March 17 – March 23, 2019
All work is scheduled weather permitting. Real-time information on work zones and lane closures is available on 511Virginia.
I-95 Northbound
Exit 118 (Route 606/Thornburg) in Spotsylvania County
·       Monday – Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Expect a single lane closure on I-95 northbound at Exit 118 (Route 606/Thornburg) for construction activities for the Mudd Tavern Road overpass replacement and interchange improvement project.
Near Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) to Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) in Stafford County)
·       Monday – 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, which is just before Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) 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/Falmouth) in Stafford County
·       Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Expect a single lane closure on I-95 northbound near Exit 133, just north of the Rappahannock River bridge in Stafford. Expect heavy truck traffic between mile marker 132 and mile marker 134. 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.
Near Stafford County and Prince William County line and Exit 148 (Quantico)
·       Monday – 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 near the Stafford County and Prince William County line and Exit 148 (Quantico) for preliminary engineering work for the future I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.
I-95 Southbound
Exit 148 (Quantico) to Stafford County Line
·       Monday – Thursday, 9:30 p.m. – 10 a.m.
Expect a single lane closure on I-95 southbound between Exit 148/Quantico to the Stafford County line for geotechnical boring work for the future I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.
Near Exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) and South of Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)
·       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 alternating single lane closures up to two miles at a time for a mobile operation near Exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) and south of Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) in Stafford County for geotechnical boring work for the future Interstate 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.
Near Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) 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 from mile marker 135, just south of Exit 136/Centreport Parkway in Stafford to Exit 130 at Route 3 in Fredericksburg for construction activities for the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project.
South of Exit 126 (Route 1/Massaponax) to South of Exit 118 (Route 606/Thornburg)
Expect a single lane closure on I-95 southbound at the following locations to allow crews to repair and install new guardrail:
·      Monday, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. south of Exit 126 at mile marker 125
·      Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in between Exit 126 and Exit 118 at mile marker 122
·      Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. near the Exit 118 interchange
Exit 118 (Route 606/Thornburg) in Spotsylvania County
·       Monday – Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Expect a single lane closure on I-95 southbound at Exit 118 (Route 606/Thornburg) for construction activities for the Mudd Tavern Road overpass replacement and interchange improvement project.
For more information about Interstate 95 projects in the Fredericksburg area, please visit the Improve95 website at www.Improve95.org.
Pothole Repair: Fredericksburg Area
Crews will be working extended hours across the Fredericksburg area on Monday through Friday, and potentially into Saturday, to repair potholes on numerous state-maintained roads. Asphalt plants have opened for the season, allowing crews to make permanent repairs to potholes using hot-mix asphalt, which creates a more durable surface for motorists. Motorists are asked to be alert for these mobile work zones across the region, and to reduce their speed and give crews space to work.
Americans with Disabilities Act Ramp Repair
Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 5 p.m. Crews will repair sidewalk ramps and pedestrian crossings on these routes for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 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:
Caroline County
·      Route 301 (North Main Street) at Davis Court
King George County
·      Route 3 (Kings Highway) between Cherry Street and Courthouse Road (Crosswalk at Trinity United Methodist Church)
Middlesex County
·      Route 17 Business at the Saluda Post Office and BB&T Bank
Spotsylvania County
·      Route 639 (Leavells Road) and the entrance to Loriella Park
Stafford County Work Zones
Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway)
Tuesday – Wednesday, 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. Expect a single lane closure on southbound Route 1 between Courthouse Road and Hospital Center Boulevard to allow crews to remove a tree. Brief delays are possible.
Route 3 at Route 606 (Ferry Road) Intersection
Workis underway to improve this intersection. Motorists should be alert to see construction activity on Route 3 Business and on Ferry Road between the CSX railroad crossing and Route 3 Business. For more information about the project, please visit the project page.
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.
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 between Courthouse Road and Embrey Mill Road
·      Woodcutters Road
·      Wyche Road
Route 630 (Courthouse Road) Pothole Patching:
Thursday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect intermittent lane closures on Courthouse Road between Austin Ridge Drive and Red Oak Drive for pothole patching. A flagging crew will alternate one-way traffic in the work zone. Expect overnight delays.
Route 684 (Mine Road)
Tuesday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Crews will be inspecting the traffic signal at the intersection of Mine Road and the VDOT commuter lot.
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 614 (Spotted Tavern Road) – ditch cleaning
·       Route 635 (Decatur Road) – maintenance work
·       Route 648 (Stefaniga Road) – shoulder repairs
·       Route 651 (Kellogg Mill Road) – pothole patching
·       Route 754 (Shackleford Well Road) – shoulder repairs
Spotsylvania County Work Zone
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. 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) – pothole patching
·      Route 612 (Catharpin Road) – pothole patching
·      Route 613 (Brock Road) – pothole patching
·      Route 614 (Breaknock Road) – pothole patching
·      Route 618 (River Road)– pothole patching
·      Route 620 (Harrison Road) – pothole patching
·      Route 647 (Blades Corner Road) – pothole patching
Caroline County Work Zones
Route 1 Northbound and Southbound
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Drivers should expect brief delays on Route 1 northbound and southbound from the Hanover County line to the Spotsylvania County for a mobile operation to install centerline rumble strips followed by striping. Expect slow moving near the mobile work zone.
Route 207
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.
Route 658 (Jericho Road)
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Route 658 (Jericho Road) near the Route 601 (Cedar Fork Road) and Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) intersections for pavement repair. A flagging crew will direct drivers in the work zone. Brief delays are possible.
Route 721 (Sparta Road)
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Route 721 (Sparta Road) near the Route 301 (Richmond Turnpike) and Route 630 (Newtown Road) intersections for pavement repair. A flagging crew will direct drivers in the work zone. Brief delays are possible.
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 656 (Colemans Mill Road) – shoulder repairs
·        Route 684 (Drybridge 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.
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 summer 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 mid-March 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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