The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is revising its original lane and ramp closure schedule for the Interstate 95 Exit 130/Route 3 interchange safety improvement project in Fredericksburg after crews finished paving ahead of schedule.
The I-95 southbound off-ramp to westbound Route 3 will remain open the rest of the week. The ramp closure and detour is no longer needed after crews worked nightly since Sunday, May 6 to pave the exit ramp near Carl D. Silver Parkway.
Lane closures on Route 3 near Central Park’s main entrance and exit are still needed to allow crews to continue to work on storm sewer installation as part of the $21 million project.
Tomorrow night, May 10, the left turn lanes on eastbound Route 3 to Central Park’s main entrance at Carl D. Silver Parkway will be closed. Traffic will be directed to use Central Park Boulevard to access the area. The turn lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, May 11.
Next week, drivers will continue to have limited access at the Carl D. Silver Parkway entrance and exit at Central Park from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Traffic will be limited to right turns in and right turns out at Carl D. Silver Parkway during the overnight hours from Sunday, May 13 to early Friday, May 18.
Drivers seeking to turn left from Central Park to I-95 will be directed to continue driving on westbound Route 3 where they can make a U-turn at Central Park Boulevard. Drivers looking to turn left from westbound or eastbound Route 3 will be directed to continue through and make a U-turn at Central Park Boulevard or Gateway Drive, respectively.
Construction on the I-95 Safety Improvements Project at Route 3 began in July 2017 and will be completed by January 2019. The project is modifying the on- and off-ramps at the interchange to reduce vehicle merging and weaving that can lead to crashes, injuries and congestion for local traffic and on the interstate.
According to a 2017 traffic count, approximately 84,000 vehicles a day use this interchange.
Additional project details and maps are available on the project page on www.VirginiaDOT.org.
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