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All work has been scheduled weather permitting. Real-time information on work zones and lane closures is available on 511Virginia.

Interstate 95 Bridge Inspections

Interstate 95 Northbound
(New) Monday ˗˗ Tuesday, 9 a.m . ˗˗ 3 p.m. A single, left lane on I-95 northbound will be blocked near mile marker 119, north of Exit 118/Thornburg to allow crews to inspect a private road bridge over I-95. .
(New) Monday ˗˗ Wednesday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 3 p.m. A single, left lane on I-95 northbound will be blocked near mile marker 124, north of Exit 118/Thornburg to allow crews to inspect the Route 17/Mills Drive bridge over I-95 and Route 208/Courthouse Road bridge over I-95.

Interstate 95 Southbound
(New) Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 3 p.m. A single, left lane on I-95 southbound will be blocked near mile marker 128, south of Exit 130/Route 3 to allow crews to inspect the Route 17/Mills Drive bridge over I-95 and Route 208/Courthouse Road bridge over I-95.
(New) Wednesday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 a.m . ˗˗ 3 p.m. A single, left lane on I-95 southbound will be blocked near mile marker 121, south of Exit 126/Massaponax to allow crews to inspect a private road bridge over I-95

Stafford County

Interstate 95 Northbound
(New) Monday ˗˗ Tuesday, 9 p.m.˗˗ 4:30 a.m. A single, left lane on I-95 northbound near Exit 140 (Route 630/Courthouse Road) and Exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville Road) will be blocked to allow crews to install signage as part of the Express Lanes southern terminus extension. Expect brief delays.

Route 611 (Widewater Road)
(New) Wednesday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 7 p.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Widewater Road between Telegraph Road and the Arkendale intersection for a paving operation. Expect brief delays.

Route 630 (Courthouse Road)
(New) Monday, 8 a.m. A new traffic signal will be activated on Courthouse Road at Liberty Knolls Drive. The signal will first be placed in flash mode for 48 hours then will go into full operation at approximately midday on Wednesday. New pavement markings and pedestrian crosswalks will also be installed at the intersection. The timing of the new traffic signal is based on the lower speed limit of 35 mph on Courthouse Road between Ramoth Church Road and Cedar Lane. The temporary speed limit will be enforced during construction to widen the road and reconfigure Exit 140 interchange, which is expected to be complete by July 2020.
Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 8 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. ˗˗ 12 p.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Courthouse Road between Austin Ridge Drive and Ramoth Church Road for clearing, tree trimming, grading and pipe work. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone. Expect delays.

Stafford County Restriping
Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures or alternating traffic with flagging operations on various secondary routes throughout Stafford County including Route 610, 627 and 630. Crews are restriping existing line markings on various roads. 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.

Routine Maintenance
Monday − 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 3 (Kings Highway) ˗˗ litter pickup
Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) ˗˗ shoulder repairs
Route 611 (Widewater Road) ˗˗ mowing
Route 752 (Richards Ferry Road) ˗˗ brush removal

City of Fredericksburg

Interstate 95 Northbound
(New) Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m. and Friday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m. A single, left lane on I-95 northbound will be blocked near the Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) for construction activities related to the interchange safety improvements project.

Spotsylvania County

Interstate 95 Southbound
Monday ˗˗ 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
Monday ˗˗ 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 1
(New) Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 6 a.m. ˗˗ 6 p.m. Expect alternating, single lane closures on Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) near Ondura Drive to Old Telegraph Road. Crews will be working to install a turn lane and relocating ultilities for Orchard Ridge at Jackson Village.

Route 647 (Blaydes Corner Road)
(New) Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 5 p.m. Expect one-way, alternating traffic on Blaydes Corner Road near Marye Road to allow crews to install and repair guardrail. Flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone. Expect brief delays.

Subdivision Street Paving
(Update) Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m .˗˗ 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures or alternating traffic with flagging operations in several neighborhoods in the Lee’s Hill area off Mine Road for a paving operation. Crews will begin by working to repair pavement in Watford Village, Cavalry Ridge and Lee’s Crossing subdivisions. This project will improve the ride for motorists and enhance the condition of the streets with new asphalt after pavement repairs are made. Expect brief delays.

Secondary Route Restriping
(Update) Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures or alternating traffic with flagging operations on various, low-volume secondary routes throughout Spotsylvania County. Crews will begin a project to restripe existing line markings on various roads. 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.

Routine Maintenance
Monday − 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 208 (Courthouse Road) ˗˗ ditch cleaning and tree trimming
Route 643 (Haleys Mill Road) ˗˗ ditch cleaning operations
Route 647 (Blaydes Corner Road) ˗˗ ditch cleaning operations

Caroline County

Route 301 Southbound
(New) Thursday ˗˗ Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 6 p.m. Expect alternating, single lane closures on southbound Route 301 between the bridge over Campbell Road on Fort A.P. Hill to the bridge over the Peumansend Creek for a paving operation. Expect brief delays.

Route 207 (Rogers Clark Boulevard)
(New) Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 5 a.m. Expect alternating, single lane closures on Rogers Clark Boulevard near the on- and off-ramps to Interstate 95 for traffic signal work. Expect brief delays.

Routine Maintenance
Monday − 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 17 (Tidewater Trail) ˗˗ maintenance work
Route 301 (Richmond Turnpike) ˗˗ ditch cleaning operations
Route 605 (Paige Road) ˗˗ vegetation control
Route 606 (Stonewall Jackson Road) ˗˗ maintenance work
Route 609 (Macedonia Road) ˗˗ maintenance work
Route 609 (Woodslane Road) ˗˗ brush removal
Route 610 (Pepmier Hill Road) ˗˗ brush removal
Route 632 (Cedon Road) ˗˗ vegetation control
Route 632 (Edge Hill Academy Road) ˗˗ brush removal
Route 633 (Nancy Wright Drive) ˗˗ vegetation control
Route 639 (Ladysmith Road) ˗˗ shoulder repairs
Route 1204 (Courthouse Lane) ˗˗ maintenance work

Essex County

Route 17 near the Downing Bridge
(New) Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗2 p.m. Motorists should be alert for a mobile work zone with crews and construction equipment at various locations along Route 17 between Queen Street and Richmond Beach Road. Crews will make repairs to the handicapped accessible sidewalk ramps and pedestrian crossings in the town of Tappahannock. There may be temporary, intermittent lane closures with this work.

Route 17 Southbound
(New) Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 7 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m. Expect alternating, single lane closures on Route 17 southbound from White Oak Drive to Richmond Beach Road as crews install pavement markings. Expect brief overnight delays.

Route 360 (Richmond Highway)
(New) Thursday ˗˗ Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 6 p.m. Expect alternating, single lane closures on Route 360 (Richmond Highway) near the Essex/King and Queen County line to Gordon Mill Road for a paving operation. Expect brief delays.

Secondary Route Paving
(Update) Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures or alternating traffic with flagging operations on various low volume secondary routes throughout Essex County for a paving operation. Routes to be surfaced treated over the week include: 631, 632, 659, 1061 and 1065.

King George County

Route 301 (James Madison Parkway) near Commerce Drive (Gate B at Dahlgren)
Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m. A single right lane on northbound Route 301 (James Madison Parkway) will be blocked near Commerce Drive and Potomac Drive with construction underway to extend the existing right lane from northbound Route 301 to the Gate B entrance to Naval Support Activity South Potomac at Dahlgren.

Secondary Route Restriping
(Update) Saturday, 8 a.m. ˗˗ 4 p.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures or alternating traffic with flagging operations on various, low-volume secondary routes throughout King George County including 607, 609, 610, 678, 692 and 9951. Crews will begin a project to restripe existing line markings on various roads. 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.

Middlesex County

Route 17 (Tidewater Trail) Northbound
(New) Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 6 p.m. Expect alternating, single lane closures on Route 17 northbound between Old Virginia Street and Mount Zion Road for a paving operation. Expect brief delays.

Northumberland County

Route 202 (Hampton Hall Road)
(New) Tuesday ˗˗ Wednesday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 2 p.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Hampton Hall Road near Deer Run Road to allow crews to replace a utility pole. Expect brief delays.

Route 360 at Academic Lane
(New) Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 6 p.m. Motorists can expect alternating, single lane closures and flagging operations at the intersection of Route 360 (Northumberland Highway) and Academic Lane as work continues to improve and widen the intersection.

Highway Improvement Projects

City of Fredericksburg

Interstate 95 at Route 3 (Exit 130)
Construction is underway to improve safety on Interstate 95 and Route 3 at the Exit 130 interchange in the city of Fredericksburg. The project will modify the interchange ramps and lower crash risk by eliminating conflict points where vehicles currently merge and weave. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures, construction activity, and temporary traffic shifts on Route 3 and I-95 at Exit 130 through January 2019, when the project is expected to be complete.

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. Work continues behind orange barrels and concrete barriers during the weekdays. Project completion is May 2018.

Route 608 (Massaponax Church Road)
A section of Massaponax Church Road remains closed. Message boards are posted along the detour route on Massaponax Church Road, Route 1 and Route 17. A Spotsylvania county capital project is underway to improve Massaponax Church Road near Route 17 (Mills Drive). Crews are working to improve the roadway alignment by removing two sharp, blind curves and adding shoulders. Drainage improvements will also be made.

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.

Town of Bowling Green Sidewalk Project
A concrete sidewalk repair project is underway on Main Street in the Town of Bowling Green through August 21. Crews will be working Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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.

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.

King and Queen County

Route 611 (Tastine Road)
Tastine Road will be closed to through traffic while crews replace the existing underground culverts for approximately 30 days. Crews will replace three culverts located under Tastine Road at Tastine Swamp. The existing corrugated metal pipes will be upgraded to reinforced concrete pipes. Motorists should use the most convenient alternate route while work is underway

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.

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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