VDOT HOT SPOTS August 4-10

Interstate 95 Southbound
Monday – Tuesday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. and Thursday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. and Friday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Saturday. Drivers can expect a single left lane closure overnight on I-95 southbound between mile markers 134 – 136, which is located between Exit 136/Centreport Parkway and Exit 133/Falmouth. Crews will be installing work zone signs and building construction entrances to the median for the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project. All lanes will open by 10 a.m. the following morning, expect on Friday, when all lanes reopen by 6 a.m. On Saturday, all lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.
Route 630 (Courthouse Road)
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
Courthouse Road CLOSED and Detour (Friday, Aug. 2 – Monday, Aug. 5)
Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, through 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, Courthouse Road will close to all traffic between Mine Road and Austin Ridge Drive. This will allow crews to finish construction activities to open a new intersection with Austin Ridge Drive west of the current intersection. A traffic signal at the new intersection of Courthouse Road and Austin Ridge Drive will be activated before the morning rush hour on Monday, Aug. 5. Signs will guide motorists along the posted detour route:
·      Austin Ridge Drive
·      Shields Road
·      Mine Road
View an online map of the detour route.
Districtwide Guardrail Repair
Monday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Crews will be repairing or replacing guardrail along various routes throughout the Fredericksburg District. Expect single lane closures and a flagging crew to direct drivers in the work zone at the following locations:
Caroline County
·      Route 658 (Jericho Road) near Route 1
Essex County
·      Route 17 at Route 637 (Occupacia Road)
Lancaster  County
·      Route 3 west of Route 759 (Simmons Lane)
·      Route 1035 (First Street) near Route 3
·      Route 1035 south of Fox Mill Drive
Spotsylvania County
·      Route 208 (Courthouse Road) near Rollingwood Drive intersection
·      Route 656 (Towles Mill Road) near Route 208 (Courthouse Road)
Other Planned Work Zones By County
Stafford County
Interstate 95 Northbound near Exit 136/Centreport Parkway
Monday –  Wednesday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Crews will continue to mill and pave I-95 northbound between mile markers 135 and 137, near Exit 136/Centreport Parkway. One northbound lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. each night. Also, the I-95 on- and off-ramps to Centreport Parkway will be closed. Drivers should access I-95 northbound at Exit 133/Falmouth or Exit 140/Courthouse Road. All I-95 northbound lanes and ramps will reopen by 4:30 a.m. the following morning.
Interstate 95 Southbound near Exit 136/Centreport Parkway
Wednesday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Crews will begin milling and paving I-95 southbound between mile markers 137 – 135 , near Exit 136/Centreport Parkway. One southbound lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. each night. All I-95 southbound lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. the following morning.
Route 1 Northbound and Southbound
Sunday – Wednesday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m., This will be an overnight mobile operation to allow crews to widen the shoulders to improve safety and operations along the Route 1 corridor between Truslow Road and Hospital Center Boulevard.  Expect single lane closures on Route 1 at the following locations:
·      From Truslow Road to Layhill Road
·      From N. State Shop Road to Hospital Center Boulevard
Route 3 Westbound
Wednesday – Thursday, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., Crews will be widening the shoulders along Route 3 westbound from West Cleek Lane to the Stafford/King George County line to improve safety along the roadway. This will be a mobile operation with single lane closures on Route 3 westbound in that area.
Route 3 Eastbound and Westbound
Sunday – Wednesday, 9 p.m. – 6 a.m., Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m.– 3 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.– 12 p.m. Expect single lane closures with asphalt and drainage work on Route 3 eastbound and westbound between Cool Springs Road and the Blue and Gray Parkway.
Route 17 at Route 634 (Hemp Road)
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect a short duration of lane, shoulder and turn lane closures near this intersection to allow crews to upgrade signage at the crossover.
Route 616 (Poplar Road)
Thursday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Expect alternating one-way traffic on Route 616 (Poplar Road) between Hartwood Road and the Fauquier/Stafford County line to allow crews to place stone along the shoulders and install pavement markings after recent pavement work. A flagging crew will direct drivers through the work zone.
Route 645 (Dunbar Road)
Thursday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Expect flagging operations on Route 645 (Dunbar Road) between Tacketts Mill Road and Rock Hill Church Road to allow crews to place stone along the shoulders and install pavement markings after recent pavement work.
Flashing Yellow Arrow
Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Crews will install traffic signal equipment to display a flashing yellow arrow at the following intersections, along with high-visibility signal back plating.  The flashing yellow arrow signal helps 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.
Expect mobile lane closures in the work zone at the following locations:
·      Route 1 and Aquia Park entrance
·      Route 1 and Route 637 (Telegraph Road)
·      Route 1 and Corporate Drive
·      Route 610 and Vulcan Quarry Road
·      Route 610 and Route 643 (Joshua Road) and Route 1875 (Algrace Boulevard)
·      Route 627 (Mountain View Road), Route 1209 (Choptank Road) and Mountain View High School entrance
·      Route 627 (Mountain View Road) and Route 648 (Shelton Shop Road)
Spotsylvania County
I-95 Southbound
Monday – Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. – 6 a.m. Expect alternating lane closures on I-95 southbound between mile markers 122 – 120, which is just south of Exit 126/Massaponax, to allow crews to inspect the bridge over the Ni River. Crews will also be inspecting the bridge over the Matta River on the same evenings, which is located near the Exit 118/Thornburg. Delays are possible.
I-95 Northbound
Wednesday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Expect alternating lane closures on I-95 northbound between mile markers 120 – 122, which is north of Exit 118/Thornburg, to allow crews to inspect the bridge over the Ni River.  Crews will also be inspecting the bridge over the Matta River on the same evenings, which is located just before the Exit 118/Thornburg interchange.
Route 3 Eastbound
Sunday – Tuesday, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Single lane closure for paving and to install pavement markings from just west of Route 1942 (Big Ben Boulevard) and Route 620 (Spotswood Furnace Road). All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.
Route 3 Westbound
Sunday – Tuesday, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Single lane closure for for paving and to install pavement markings. Work will take place from just west of Route 626 (Andora Drive) to just west of Route 620 (Spotswood Furnace Road. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.
Route 208 Eastbound and Westbound (Courthouse Road)
Sunday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Single lane closure for milling and paving. Work will take place from the Route 208 bridge over Interstate 95 to just south of Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) intersection. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.
Caroline County
Route 301 Northbound and Southbound
Monday − Friday, 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. Expect alternating single lane closures on Route 301 northbound and southbound near the Route 17 intersection in Port Royal. Crews will be repairing the bridges over Mill Creek.
Route 721 (Newtown Road)
Monday – Tuesday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Drivers should expect delays on Route 721 (Newtown Road/Sparta Road) for surface treatment work. A flagging crew will direct one-way, alternating traffic through each work zone.
Bowling Green Resurfacing Project
Tuesday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Drivers should anticipate lane closures, potential travel delays, and varying driving surfaces on secondary routes in Bowling Green for a resurfacing project. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained, but motorists can anticipate single-lane closures and one-way alternating traffic, directed by a flagging crew. The following routes are scheduled to be resurfaced: Anderson Avenue, Alsop Lane, Butler Street, Cary Street, Cedar Lane, Coghill Street, County Street, Courthouse Lane, Davis Court, Dickinson Drive, Dorsey Lane, Elliot Drive, Ennis Street, Gill Street, Hoomes Circle, Lacy Lane, Lafayette Avenue, Lee Street, Martin Street, Maury Avenue, Meadow Lane, Milford Avenue, Oak Ridge Street, Roper Drive, Sunset Drive, Travis Street, Virginia Avenue, Wagon Wheel Lane and White Street.
Essex County
Route 17 Northbound and Southbound
Monday – Wednesday, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect a mobile operation with single lane closures on Route 17 northbound and southbound at various locations in Essex County. Crews will be conducting a routine inspection of several traffic signal poles in the county. Overnight delays are possible.
Gloucester County
Route 17 Northbound and Southbound
Monday – Wednesday, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect a mobile operation with single lane closures on Route 17 northbound and southbound at various locations in Gloucester County. Crews will be inspecting several traffic signal poles.
King George County
Route 206 (Dahlgren Road)
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Crews will direct one-way, alternating traffic on Route 206 (Dahlgren Road) between Route 644 (Potts Lane) and Route 301 for milling and paving. This work is part of a resurfacing and safety improvement project that will result in a smoother travel surface on several high-volume roads, and reduce the risk of crashes at spot locations by adding centerline rumble strips and widening the road shoulders. Read the news release.
King and Queen County
Route 14
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Expect a single lane closure on Route 14 from Route 360 (Richmond Tappahannock Highway) to Route 614 (Devils Three Jump Road) for milling and paving work as part of a resurfacing project. For more information, read the news release on this cape seal project to deliver a smoother ride for motorists over 20 miles of Route 14.
Surface Treatment
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Drivers should expect delays on Route 612 (Lily Pond Road) and Route 631 (Frazier Ferry Road) for surface treatment work. A flagging crew will direct one-way, alternating traffic through each work zone.
Lancaster County
Route 3 in Kilmarnock
Monday – Wednesday, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. Expect mobile single lane closures on Route 3 in the town of Kilmarnock to allow crews to inspect the traffic signal poles.
Surface Treatment
Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Drivers should expect delays on various, low-volume secondary routes in Lancaster County for surface treatment work,including Route 1069, 1075 and 1076 . A flagging crew will direct one-way, alternating traffic through each work zone.
Mathews County
Route 14
Monday – Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expect flagging operations on Route 14 near the bridges over North End Branch and Burke Mill Stream to allow crews to conduct a routine safety inspection. A flagging crew will alternate, one-way traffic across the bridges. Delays are possible.
Northumberland County
Route 614 (Lake Road)
Monday – Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Crews will be paving Route 614 (Lake Road) between Route 360 (Northumberland Highway) and Route 627 (Lake Landing Drive). A flagging crew will direct drivers in the work zone.
Richmond County
Surface Treatment
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Drivers should expect delays on Route 602 (Cedar Grove Road) and Route 690 (Menokin Road) for surface treatment work. A flagging crew will direct one-way, alternating traffic through each work zone.
Additional Construction Projects in
Fredericksburg District
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. Recently, the county announced that Brooke Road will remain closed with a detour in place until late September 2019. For more information about the project and the detour route, please visit the county’s project page.
King William County
·       Route 662 (Sharon Road): ROAD CLOSED
Project schedule under development. Crews are repairing damage from Tropical Storm Michael. The project is reconstructing a slope near the road and replacing the culvert.
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.
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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