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No traffic stops will occur on Interstate 95 overnight at Exit 118/Thornburg in Spotsylvania County. A planned work zone to lift concrete beams into place at the site of a new Mudd Tavern Road overpass has been postponed.

Interstate 95 northbound travelers can still expect delays in Spotsylvania, south of Fredericksburg, as two I-95 northbound lanes will be closed overnight to allow crews to stage equipment and materials.

All lanes of I-95 southbound will remain open tonight.

Beam lifts are now planned for the evenings of Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24, and on Wednesday, May 30. Overnight lane closures, with full, intermittent traffic stops between midnight and 5 a.m., are required to lift beams into place by crane over the I-95 travel lanes.

I-95 travelers are encouraged to use Route 1 or Route 301 to avoid delays on these evenings.

Message boards on I-95 will provide advance notice of lane closures and detour routes. Traffic signals along these routes will be timed to accommodate increased traffic volumes.

The Mudd Tavern Road overpass is located at Exit 118 in Thornburg. It is between I-95 Exit 126/Spotsylvania and Exit 110/Ladysmith in Caroline County.

All work has been scheduled weather permitting and may be postponed due to inclement weather. Lane closures are currently scheduled at the following dates and times:

Monday, May 21

I-95 Northbound at Exit 118/Thornburg

  • Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.
  • All lanes of I-95 southbound remain open.

Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23

I-95 Northbound

  • Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

I-95 Southbound

  • Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • Between midnight and 5 a.m. all I-95 southbound traffic will be stopped several times for approximately 30 minutes each while crews lift concrete beams over the interstate.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

Thursday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 30

I-95 Northbound

  • Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • Between midnight and 5 a.m. all traffic will be stopped several times for approximately 30 minutes each while crews lift concrete beams over the interstate.
  • All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.
  • All lanes of I-95 southbound will remain open on these evenings.

Virginia State Police are assisting the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and project contractor Shirley Contracting Company with traffic control in the work zone.

Mudd Tavern Road

Local traffic traveling on Mudd Tavern Road will have access to the I-95 entrance and exit ramps at Exit 118 during the work zone. However, Mudd Tavern Road will be reduced to a single lane from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the I-95 overpass on the evenings of Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 30.

Local traffic seeking to avoid delays may wish to use Exit 110 at Ladysmith or Exit 126 in Spotsylvania to enter or exit I-95 during the overnight hours.

Daytime I-95 Northbound Lane Closure

Drivers can expect a single lane closure on I-95 northbound at Exit 118 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily from Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24, and on Wednesday, May 30, to allow crews to stage equipment and materials needed for the overnight beam lifts.

Exit 118 Interchange Improvements and New I-95 Overpass

Construction is underway on a $22.4 million project to build a new four-lane overpass on Mudd Tavern Road bridging I-95. Interchange improvements are also underway at Exit 118 that will improve the alignment of interchange ramps with Mudd Tavern Road, and the alignment of nearby Mallard Road.

Construction began in October 2017 and will be completed in September 2019.

511Virginia

Real-time information on the I-95 lane closures at Exit 118 will be available on 511Virginia. Check 511Virginia before starting a trip for real-time information about traffic, incidents, work zones and road conditions in Virginia.

Download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

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