VDOT HOT SPOTS June 9-15, 2019

I-95 Paving Operations
I-95 Northbound at Exit 126 (Route 1/Massaponax)
Double Lane Closures and Exit 126B Ramp Closure
Sunday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. On Sunday evening, I-95 northbound will be reduced to a single lane starting at 10 p.m. near the interchange for milling and paving. Also starting at 10 p.m., the I-95 northbound off-ramp to Route 1 southbound will be closed until 4:30 a.m. Message boards will be posted prior to Exit 118/Thornburg to notify travelers; Exit ramp to Route 1 northbound at Exit 126A will remain open during this work zone.
On Monday through Thursday evenings, a single lane on I-95 northbound will be closed at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes and the ramp will reopen by 4:30 a.m. Expect overnight delays with this work zone. Drivers may encounter a temporary rough driving surface. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control.
I-95 Southbound near Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth) Double Lane Closures
Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. Expect a single lane to be closed on I-95 southbound near the Exit 133 interchange starting at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures will end at 4 a.m. A single lane will remain closed near the interchange until 10 a.m. except on Friday, June 14 when all lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. The double lane closures are needed to allow crews to lift beams for the new I-95 overpasses of Route 17 as part of the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project.
Route 17 Southbound at the I-95 Overpasses FULL TRAFFIC STOPS
Monday – Friday, 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. A single lane on Route 17 southbound will close at 8 p.m. Starting at 11 p.m., there will be intermittent full traffic stops up to 30 minutes at a time on Route 17 southbound until 4 a.m. All Route 17 traffic will be stopped as crews lift and install bridge beams for the new I-95 overpasses. Congestion will be cleared in between each beam placement. A single lane on Route 17 southbound will remain closed from 4 a.m. until 7 a.m. after the intermittent stoppages.
I-95 Southbound Exit Ramp at Exit 133A/Falmouth
Monday – Friday, 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. Expect intermittent exit ramp closures up to 30 minutes.
Interstate 95 Northbound
Friday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect a single lane closure on I-95 northbound for various construction activities near the Exit 133 interchange and Rappahannock River bridge.
Interstate 95 Southbound
Friday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect a single lane closure starting south of the Exit 136/Centreport Parkway interchange at mile marker 135 to Exit 130/Route 3 in Fredericksburg.
Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control during full traffic stops and double lane closures.
Alternate Routes
I-95 southbound travelers are advised to use Route 1 southbound to avoid delays on these evenings. Message boards on I-95 will provide advance notice of lane closures and detour routes.
Route 17 travelers can use the most convenient alternate route, depending on their destination.
Districtwide Pavement Marking Mobile Operation
Sunday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures and possible delays at various locations while crews replace existing pavement markings. Motorists should expect slow moving construction equipment and delays near the mobile work zone. Motorists are encouraged to avoid crossing over freshly painted lines. The paint will be wet and may adhere to vehicle. The mobile work zone will periodically pull over to allow congestion to clear. A flagging crew may direct drivers in certain areas near the mobile work zone.
Caroline County
·      I-95 Southbound near the Hanover County line at mile marker 101
Spotsylvania County
·      Route 1 Business from Route 1234 (Falcon Drive) to Fredericksburg City Limits
Stafford County
·      Route 1 from the Falmouth Bridge to Route 637 (Telegraph Road)
·      Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) from Route 1 to Route 1236 (Shenandoah Lane)
·      Route 684 (Mine Road) from Route 1486 (Austin Ridge Drive) to Route 1478 (Exeter Lane)
·      Route 1486 (Austin Ridge Drive) from Route 684 (Mine Road) to Route 630 (Courthouse Road)
Stafford County Work Zones
I-95 Northbound Off-Ramp to Route 8900 (Centreport Parkway)
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Expect a single lane closure on the I-95 northbound off-ramp to Centreport Parkway at Exit 136 interchange. The exit ramp will remain open. Crews will repair sidewalk ramps and pedestrian crossings 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.
Route 17 near Fauquier County Line
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Expect alternating lane closures on Route 17 northbound and southbound near the Stafford County and Fauquier County line for bridge repairs near Hartlake Road.
Route 626 (Leeland Road)
Wednesday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Route 626 (Leeland Road) to allow crews to install a waterline between Morton Road and Coleman Road. A flagging crew will direct drivers in the work zone.
Route 629 (Andrew Chapel Road)
Monday – Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Route 629 (Andrew Chapel Road) for pavement repair between Brooke Road and Courthouse Road. A flagging crew will direct drivers in the work zone. Delays are possible.
Route 630 (Courthouse Road) Fred Ex Work:
Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Expect a mobile operation on Courthouse Road between Austin Ridge Drive and Route 1 for geotechnical boring work and utility marking for the future I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension 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 711 (Juggins Road)
Monday – Friday, 7a.m. –7 p.m. Expect flagging operations on Route 711 (Juggins Road) from Chadwick Drive to the dead for a Stafford County roadway improvement project.
Spotsylvania County Work Zones
Route 606 (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 I-95 interchange for paving operations as part of the improvement interchange and Mudd Tavern overpass replacement project. Flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone.
Route 614 (Dickerson Road)
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Route 614 (Dickerson Road) for pavement repair between Route 601 (Lewiston Road) and Route 657 (Edington and Gatewood Road) intersection.
North Point Subdivision
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Crews will be patching potholes on various routes throughout the North Point subdivision. After patching, workers will return to mill and pave. Motorists may experience a rough travel surface. A flagging crew will alternate one-way traffic in the mobile work zone.
South Woods Subdivision
Tuesday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Expect a mobile operation to allow crews to patch potholes in the South Woods subdivision. They will start on South Woods Drive and move towards Willow Brook Court. After patching, workers will return to mill and pave. Motorists may experience a rough travel surface. A flagging crew will alternate one-way traffic in the work zone.
Caroline County Work Zones
Route 207 (Rogers Clark Boulevard) Eastbound
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expect alternating single lane closures on eastbound Route 207 (Rogers Clark Boulevard) between Route 656 (Coleman’s Mill Road) and Penola Road for bridge repairs. Delays are possible.
Guardrail Repair
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures and possible delays at various locations while crews replace or repair guardrail. Motorists should expect slow moving construction equipment and delays near the mobile work zone. The mobile work zone will periodically pull over to allow congestion to clear. A flagging crew may direct drivers in certain areas near the mobile work zone.
·      Route 30 Westbound near Route 301
·      Route 207 Eastbound near Route 684 (Dry Bridge Road)
·      Route 301 Southbound near Route 651 (Old Dawn Road)
·      Route 301 Northbound near the bridge over the Pawmunkey River
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 Southbound
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect a single lane closure on Route 17 southbound near Route 602 (Ashdale Road) to allow crews to install guardrail.
Gloucester County Work Zone
Route 601 (Pampa Road)
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Route 601 (Pampa Road) between Route 610 (Woods Cross Road) and Route 198 (Glenns Road) for milling and paving. A flagging crew will direct traffic in the work zone. Motorists may experience a temporary, rough surface.
King and Queen County Work Zone
Guardrail Repair
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures and possible delays at various locations while crews replace or repair guardrail. Motorists should expect slow moving construction equipment and delays near the mobile work zone. The mobile work zone will periodically pull over to allow congestion to clear. A flagging crew may direct drivers in certain areas near the mobile work zone.
·      Route 14 westbound near Route 3 and Route 33
·      Route 14 eastbound and westbound near Route 620 (Powcan Road)
·      Route 621 southbound (Bruington Road) near Route 14 (The Trail)
·      Route 33 near the end of the Lord Delaware Bridge and Route 643 (Airport Road)
King William County Work Zone
Route 360 (Richmond Tappahannock Highway)
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Expect alternating lane closures on northbound Route 360 between Mount Pleasant Road and Commerce Park Drive to allow crews to repair the bridge over Moncuin Creek. Delays are possible.
Lancaster County Work Zone
Route 3
Sunday – Tuesday, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect a mobile operation on Route 3 in White Stone near the Norris Bridge for pavement work. A flagging crew will direct drivers between Route 638 (Blueberry Point Road) and Route 689 (Old Ferry Road). Delays are possible.
Mathews/Middlesex County Work Zone
Route 3 (Grey’s Point Road)
Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Expect a single lane closure and flagging operations on Route 3 (Grey’s Point Road) near Route 33 (General Puller Highway) and Piankatank Bridge for paving. The bridge connects Middlesex County and Mathews County. Delays are possible.
Middlesex County Work Zone
Route 17 Business
Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Expect alternating lane closures on Route 17 Business near the Route 17 (Tidewater Trail) intersection.
Northumberland County Work Zones
Surface Treatment
Monday –Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expect flagging operations on various low-volume secondary routes throughout Northumberland County for surface treatment.
Richmond County Work Zone
Route 621 (Chestnut Hill Road)
Monday –Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. A flagging crew will alternate one-way traffic on Route 621 (Chestnut Hill Road) near Route 690 (Menokin Road) to allow crews to repair or install guardrail.
Other Fredericksburg District Projects
Stafford County
·       Route 3 Business and Route 606 (Ferry Road) Intersection
Workis underway to improve this intersection. Motorists should be alert for 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 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.
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.Crews will reconstruct a slope near the road and repair the culvert.
Northumberland County
·       Route 201 (Courthouse Road): Anticipated to reopen in June 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 new culverts arrived in early March, and crews are in the process of moving them into place.
·      Route 634 (Spring Road): Anticipated to reopen in August 2019.Crews are repairing the bridge and replacing a washed out section of road.
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.
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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