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Fredericksburg Region Traffic Alerts July 24 – 30

From the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). File photo copyright Fredericksburg Today.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) traffic hot spots and highway improvement projects in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George for July 24 – 30, 2016.

Bridge Maintenance
(New) VDOT crews will be cleaning various bridges throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg District in the coming weeks. This week crews will be cleaning structures located in Caroline County and the City of Fredericksburg. Motorists should be alert to crews and equipment near bridges located in these areas during the daylight hours. Intermittent lane closures may be in place during this preventative maintenance operation.

City of Fredericksburg
Fall Hill Avenue – Traffic Switch
Thursday, 10 a.m. – noon. Fall Hill Avenue will be reduced to a single travel lane between the Rappahannock Canal and the entrance to Crestview Apartments. Motorists will be shifted slightly into new travel lanes. Motorists should follow direction from a flagging crew and stay alert for a new traffic pattern. Brief traffic stops up to five minutes at a time may be needed for line painting.

Fall Hill Avenue
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – noon. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on Fall Hill Avenue between Carl D. Silver Parkway and the Rappahannock Canal for construction activity. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone.

Mary Washington Boulevard
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – noon. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on Mary Washington Boulevard between Hospital Drive and Sam Perry Boulevard for construction activity. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone.

Stafford County
95 Express Lanes (North of Exit 143/Garrisonville Road)
Construction is underway on the 95 Express Lane Extension Project. For the next few weeks motorists can expect to see crews working in the median. Work includes the installation of temporary concrete barriers along the northbound and southbound shoulders on I-95 and tree clearing. Drivers should expect reduced inside shoulders in both directions and should watch for slow-moving construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes. Work requiring lane closures will be performed during off-peak travel times.

Route 17
(Update) Sunday – Thursday – Construction activities associated with the final phase of the Route 17 Widening Project will continue this week. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures and brief delays on Route 17 northbound and southbound between McLane Drive and Stafford Lakes Parkway.

Route 633 (Arkendale Road)
On Monday, July 25 the railroad crossing on Arkendale Road will be closed to traffic from
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. for rail improvements. The crossing will be re-opened to traffic overnight. Traffic at the intersection of Route 633 (Arkendale Road) and Route 658 (Brent Point Road) will use a temporary railroad crossing during the closure. The temporary railroad crossing will connect Arkendale Road and Brent Point Road slightly north of the existing intersection. During the closure traffic traveling to and from Brent Point Road east of the railroad crossing must use Route 633 (Arkendale Road) and Route 611 (Widewater Road). Through traffic will not be permitted on Brent Point Road west of the railroad crossing during the day. In the event of an emergency, direct access will be provided to this area. The work is expected to be complete by Friday, July 29.

Route 610 (Garrisonville Road)
(New) On Monday night all traffic on Onville Road at Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) will be shifted west to the new pavement. After the traffic shift, one travel lane will be open in the northbound direction and two travel lanes open in the southbound direction on Onville Road. The existing traffic pattern on Garrisonville Road will remain in place. The shift allows crews to move forward with the next phase of the intersection improvement project. At 8 p.m. crews will begin to remove the existing pavement markings and add new temporary pavement markings on Garrisonville Road and Onville Road. Flaggers and signs will direct motorists to the new travel lanes. The alternate date for the traffic shift is set for Tuesday, July 26.

Monday – Thursday, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. One lane will be closed intermittently on Route 610 eastbound and westbound at Onville Road. Motorists may periodically encounter brief delays during the overnight hours in this work zone. Crews are placing sewer lines in connection with the Route 610/Onville Road intersection improvement project.

Routine Maintenance
Monday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 6 a.m. – noon. Stay alert for mobile lane closures. Crews will be performing routine maintenance activities in the following locations:
Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) – patching, mowing and shoulder repair
Route 17 (Warrenton Road) – shoulder repair
Route 752 (Richards Ferry Road) – shoulder repair
Route 607 (Deacon Road) – manicure mow
Route 603 (Caisson Road) – ditch work
Route 628 (Eskimo Hill Road) – brush cutting
Route 603 (Newton Road) – patching
Route 612 (Hartwood Church Road) – mowing
Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) – mowing and patching
Route 630 (Courthouse Road) – patching
Route 627 (Mountain View Road) – patching
Route 1254 (Anvil Road) – grate repairs

Spotsylvania County
Spotsylvania Avenue at Mine Road
(New) On Wednesday construction will begin on the Spotsylvania Avenue and Mine Road Intersection Improvement Project. Crews will begin working along the shoulder on Spotsylvania Avenue. Motorists should be alert to construction crews and equipment in the work zone.

River Road
(Update) Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tree removal will continue on River Road this week. Motorists should expect a single lane closure at various locations. Complete traffic stops up to 15 minutes may be needed periodically to safely remove trees and protect motorists. Crews will be working between Bragg Road and Spotswood Furnace Road.

Route 628 (Smith Station Road)
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Motorists should expect lane closures and delays on Route 628 southbound between the CVS entrance and Courtland High School. Flaggers will be directing traffic in the work zone. This work is in connection with the Route 628 (Smith Station Road) Turn Lanes and Signal Modification Project.

Harrison Road
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – noon. Motorists should expect intermittent flagging and single lane closures on Route 620 (Harrison Road) for tree removal. Motorists may periodically encounter brief delays in the overnight hours in this work zone. This work is in connection with the Route 1 and Harrison Road Intersection Improvement Project.

Routine Maintenance
Monday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 6 a.m. – noon. Stay alert for mobile lane closures. Crews will be performing routine maintenance activities in the following locations:
Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) – shoulder repair
Route 3 (Plank Road) – patching
Route 2 (Tidewater Trail – litter pickup and mowing
Route 17 (Mills Drive) – litter pickup and mowing
Route 208 (Courthouse Road) – litter pickup and mowing
Route 601 (Lewiston Road) – mowing
Route 601 (Lawyers Road) – brush cutting
Route 649 (Seays Road) – brush cutting
Route 646 (Stanfield Road) – pipe replaced
Route 656 (Towles Mill Road) – brush cutting
Route 621 (Orange Plank Road) – patching
Route 613 (Brock Road) – patching
Route 1035 (Old Dominion Parkway) – shoulder repair

Caroline County
I-95 Northbound
(New) Monday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on I-95 northbound at the Route 605 (Paige Road) bridge over I-95 for bridge repairs. In addition, motorists should expect a single lane closure on Paige Road. The bridge over I-95 is located just south of the Spotsylvania County line at mile marker 115.

Route 17
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Crews will continue trench work on Route 17 north and south of Route 719 (Mount Road). Motorists should expect alternating lane closures in the work zone.

Routine Maintenance
Monday – Thursday, 6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 6 a.m. – noon. Stay alert for mobile lane closures. Crews will be performing routine maintenance activities in the following locations:
Route 301 (Richmond Turnpike) – shoulder repair
Route 207 (Roger Clarke Blvd.) – brush cutting
Route 683 (CCC Road) – patching
Route 654 (Coleman’s Mill Road) – patching
Route 606 (Stonewall Jackson Road) – brush cutting
Route 600 (Frog Level Road) – mowing
Route 721 (Sparta Road) – mowing
Route 610 (Pepmier rd.) – brush cutting
Route 647 (Asheville Road) – mowing
Route 608 (Lakewood Road) – brush cutting

Caroline County/King George County
Route 301 at Rappahannock River
(Update) On Tuesday crews will pour concrete in connection with the substructure repair on the Route 301 bridge over the Rappahannock River. Motorists will be restricted to one lane on the bridge and at the bridge approaches from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. This work is in connection with the Route 301 Bridge Rehabilitation Project.

King George County
Route 3
(New) Monday – Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Crews will be milling and paving on Route 3 eastbound from the Stafford County line to just east of Route 665. Motorists will be restricted to one lane in the work zone.

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