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Interstate 95 Litter Pickup & Mowing

(Update) Thursday ˗˗ Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 5 p.m. Crews will continue to pick up litter and mow along Interstate 95 from Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) to Exit 110 (Ladysmith). All lanes will remain open. This is a district-wide initiative to have litter pickups and mow grass in Stafford, Spotsylvania and Caroline counties. Be alert to crews and equipment.

Stafford County

Interstate 95 Southbound
(New) Wednesday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 7 a.m. Friday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m. A single, left lane on I-95 southbound will be blocked near Exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville) to allow crews to pave near the Express Lanes southern extension project.
(New) Wednesday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 4 a.m. Crews will be installing pavement markings near Exit 133 (Falmouth). Expect two lanes to be blocked and brief delays with this mobile work zone.

Interstate 95 Northbound
(Update) Wednesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m. and Thursday ˗˗ Friday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m. Crews will continue to install overhead signs for the southern extension of the Express Lanes south of Exit 143 (Route 610). On Wednesday, a single lane on I-95 northbound will be closed at 9 p.m. between Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) and Exit 143 (Garrisonville) then double lane closure at 10 p.m. On Thursday and Friday, a single lane will close at 10 p.m then double lane closure at midnight. There will also be full traffic stops on I-95 northbound up to 20 minutes at a time between midnight and 3 a.m. All lanes will reopen at 4:30 a.m. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control. Drivers should expect overnight delays and may consider Route 1 as an alternate route.

Route 17 at Sanford Drive
(New) Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m. Expect alternating lane closures on Route 17 at Sanford Drive. Crews will be working on the traffic signal at the intersection. Be alert to crew and equipment, expect brief delays.

Routine Maintenance
Wednesday − Friday, 6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Stay alert for mobile lane closures. Crews will perform routine maintenance activities at the following locations:

Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) ˗˗ ditch cleaning
Route 631 (Bells Hill Road) ˗˗ mowing
Route 711 (Juggins Road) ˗˗ maintenance work
Route 835 (Sequester Drive) ˗˗ ditch cleaning

Spotsylvania County

Interstate 95 Southbound
Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m. Two lanes on I-95 southbound at the Ni River Bridge will be closed to allow crews to continue the bridge improvement project. The Ni River Bridge is located at mile marker 121, just south of Exit 126/Massaponax. A single lane will be closed at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes will be open to traffic by 4:30 a.m. each day. Motorists should expect overnight delays.

Interstate 95 Northbound
(Update) Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m. Two lanes on I-95 northbound at the Ni River Bridge will be closed to allow crews to continue the bridge improvement project. The Ni River Bridge is located at mile marker 121, just north of Exit 118/Thornburg. A single lane will be closed at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes will be open to traffic by 4:30 a.m. each day. Motorists should expect overnight delays.

Route 620 (Harrison Road)
Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 5:30 p.m. All lanes will remain open on Harrison Road but work will continue behind construction barrels as part of the project to build new turn lanes and improve the Route 1 and Harrison Road intersection.

Route 1 and Hickory Ridge Road
Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 5 p.m. Expect single, alternating lane closures on Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) near Route 632 (Hickory Ridge Road). Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone. Expect brief delays. This work is part of the intersection improvement project.

Route 608 (Massaponax Church Road)
(Update) Wednesday ˗˗ Friday Spotsylvania County has begun work to improve Massaponax Church Road near Route 17 (Mills Drive), as a county capital project. Crews are working to improve the roadway alignment by removing two sharp, blind curves and adding shoulders. Drainage improvements will also be made. A section of Massaponax Church Road will be closed for approximately six weeks beginning Thursday. A detour route will be set up along Massaponax Church Road, Route 1 and Route 17. Message boards have been posted.

Routine Maintenance
Wednesday − Friday, 6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Stay alert for mobile lane closures. Crews will perform routine maintenance activities at the following locations:

Route 622 (Luck Road) ˗˗ pothole patching
Route 636 (Mine Road) ˗˗ shoulder repairs
Route 647 (Blades Corner Road) ˗˗ brush removal

City of Fredericksburg

Interstate 95 Southbound at Exit 130 (Route 3)
Wednesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane at the Exit 130 off-ramp from I-95 southbound to westbound Route 3. This is a partial ramp closure. Crews will begin construction for the safety improvements project on Route 3 (Plank Road) at the I-95 interchange. Expect brief delays at the interchange.

Fall Hill Avenue
(New) Monday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ noon. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane on Fall Hill Avenue both eastbound and westbound at Gordon Shelton Boulevard. Crews will be installing new signs. Expect brief delays.

Caroline County

Route 626 (Mattaponi River Bridge)
Thursday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 5 p.m. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone, one-way, alternating traffic at the Mattaponi River Bridge. Crews will be making repairs to the bridge. Expect brief delays.

Town of Bowling Green Sidewalk Project
Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 6 p.m. A concrete sidewalk repair project is underway on Main Street in the Town of Bowling Green through August 21. Pedestrians can expect to see work on both sides of Main Street between East Broaddus Avenue and Milford Street. They will always have access to a sidewalk along one side of Main Street.

Routine Maintenance
Wednesday − Friday, 6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Stay alert for mobile lane closures. Crews will perform routine maintenance activities at the following locations:

Route 604 (Gatewood Road) ˗˗ ditch cleaning
Route 610 (Pepmeier Hill Road) ˗˗ vegetation control
Route 611 (Prospect Hill Road) ˗˗ vegetation control
Route 614 (Ware Creek Road) ˗˗ vegetation control
Route 640 (Maracossic Drive) ˗˗ vegetation control
Route 651 (Mount Gideon Road) ˗˗ ditch cleaning
Route 651 (Old Dawn Road) ˗˗ ditch cleaning
Route 694 (Courtney Road) ˗˗ ditch cleaning
Route 722 (Nelson Hill Road) ˗˗ pothole patching
Route 747 (Locust Grove Road) ˗˗ vegetation control
Route 766 (Burma Road) ˗˗ vegetation control

Gloucester County

Route 17
(New) Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 7 p.m. Expect alternating lane closures and brief delays on southbound Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway) between Cranny Creek and Ark Road for a paving operation.

King George County

Route 625 (Salem Church Road)
Monday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 12 p.m. and Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 5:30 p.m. Motorists can expect one-way traffic controlled by flaggers on a portion of Route 625 (Salem Church Road), east of Route 650 (Welcome Lane). Crews are working to realign, widen and improve drainage along Salem Church Road.

King William County

Route 30 near 15th Street
Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m. Motorists should be alert for a mobile work zone with crews and construction equipment on Route 30 (King William Road) near 15th Street and Euclid Boulevard. Crews will make repairs to the handicapped accessible sidewalk ramps and pedestrian crossings. There may be temporary, intermittent lane closures with this work.

Lancaster County/Middlesex County

Robert. O. Norris Bridge
Temporary traffic signals are in full operation mode at the center spans of the Norris Bridge on Route 3 between Lancaster and Middlesex counties. Two temporary traffic signals control one-way, alternating traffic at the bridge’s center spans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Crews are using the closed lane to paint the center spans of the bridge over the Rappahannock River. The signals will remain in place until the end of the painting project in June 2018.

Lancaster County

Route 3
(New) Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 5 p.m. Crews will be installing guardrail on Route 3 between Whites Lane and Courthouse Road. Expect alternating lane closures and brief delays.

Route 601, 602
(New) Thursday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate alternating traffic with a pilot vehicle on Route 601 (Bunker Hill Road) and Route 602 (Miskimon Road) for a paving operation.

Westmoreland County

Secondary Route Paving
(New) Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures or alternating traffic with flagging operations or a pilot vehicle on various low volume secondary routes throughout Westmoreland County including Route 610 (Tucker Hill Road) and Route 614 (Weldons Drive), as crews begin paving and a surface treatment project.

Highway Improvement Projects

City of Fredericksburg

Route 1 Bridge Rehabilitation Project at Hazel Run
Work to improve the Route 1 bridge over Hazel Run in the city of Fredericksburg is underway. The bridge is located on Route 1 between Idlewood Boulevard and Kings Mill Drive. Motorists should be alert to construction equipment and crews working along the shoulder until early spring. All travel lanes will be open in the work zone. The bridge rehabilitation project is expected to be complete in May 2017.

Stafford County

I-95 Express Lanes Southern Terminus Extension
Construction is underway to extend 95 Express Lanes in Stafford County. The approximate 2.5 mile extension will carry traffic beyond the flyover ramp where 95 Express Lanes currently end, just north of Exit 143/Route 610 (Garrisonville Road). The new southbound exit ramp is scheduled to open by early 2018, and the northbound entrance ramp will open in summer 2018.

I-95/Route 630 (Courthouse Road) Widening and Interchange Relocation
Preliminary geotechnical work is underway on a project to improve the I-95 interchange at Exit 140 (Route 630/Courthouse Road). The project includes building a diverging diamond interchange at Exit 140, relocating the Courthouse Rd. and Rt. 1 intersection to the south to align with Hospital Center Boulevard, widen Courthouse Rd. to four lanes, and add a traffic signal at the entrance to Colonial Forge High School. Construction to widen Courthouse Road will begin in summer 2017, and the entire project is expected to be complete by summer 2020.

Route 610 Widening Project
Stafford County is widening Route 610 from four to six lanes between Onville Road and Eustace Road. Utility relocation is underway.

Spotsylvania County

Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) Interstate 95 Overpass Replacement and Road Improvements
The project to build a new I-95 overpass on Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road), provide improvements to interstate ramps, Mudd Tavern Road east of I-95 and Mallard Road is underway. Motorists should be alert to construction crews and equipment on I-95 between mile marker 119 and Exit 118 (Route 606/Thornburg), Mudd Tavern Road, and Mallard Road. Construction for the $22.4 million project is expected to be complete by September 2019.

Route 1 and Route 620 (Harrison Road)
Construction to build additional turn lanes and extend existing turn lanes is underway at the intersection of Route 1 and Harrison Road. Motorists should be alert for construction crews and equipment. Project completion is May 2018.

Route 1 and Route 632 (Hickory Ridge Road)
Construction is underway at the intersection of Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) and Route 632 (Hickory Ridge Road) to improve traffic flow by adding and extending turn lanes. Motorists should be alert to crews working along the shoulders at the intersection. Project completion is July 11, 2017.

Caroline County

Route 17 and Route 301 Intersection
Crews are upgrading the existing signal equipment at the intersection of Route 17 (Tidewater Trail) and Route 301 (A.P. Hill Boulevard). The modernized signal equipment will be fastened to mast arms from signal poles and will be aligned properly with the travel lanes. Most construction work will occur outside of travel lanes until spring 2017. The project is expected to be complete in fall 2017.

Route 662 (Gregory Road) Bridge Replacement
Crews will begin replacing the structurally deficient bridge over Reedy Creek on Gregory Road. A detour will be in place for approximately six weeks while construction is underway. Crews will replace the existing steel beams, deck and guardrail with a 40-foot long concrete slab bridge on new concrete abutments. The length of the two-lane bridge will almost be doubled following this project. New bridge delineators will also be installed. Bridge delineators are small traffic signs to provide night reflection and help guide traffic along the new bridge. Following final inspection of the bridge, the current weight limit posting is expected to be removed.

Caroline County/King George County

Route 301 at Rappahannock River
Bridge rehabilitation is underway on the James Madison Memorial Bridge over the Rappahannock River. Maintenance will occur below the bridge deck and includes repairing concrete, replacing bearings, shoring up rip-rap on the slope, and replacing navigation lights. All lanes are currently open on the bridge, but single lane closures will be in place periodically. Project completion is October 2017.

Gloucester County

Route 662 (Allmondsville Road) Bridge Replacement
Crews are replacing a structurally deficient bridge on Allmondsville Road over Fox Creek. The road is closed to through traffic at the bridge during construction. Motorists should follow the posted signs along the detour route. The project will be completed in April 2018.

Northumberland County

Route 360 (Northumberland Highway)
Construction is underway to extend the existing left turn lane and construct an additional left turn lane on Route 360 (Northumberland Highway) at Academic Lane. Motorists can expect periodic lane closures on Route 360 throughout the day, Monday through Friday. The Route 360 and Academic Lane intersection is located near the Northumberland County high school, middle school and elementary school campus. The project will enhance safety at the intersection that serves the campus and improve roadway drainage in the area. Work is expected to be complete in October 2017.

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