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Overnight Travel Delays for I-95 Construction in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that motorists should anticipate overnight travel delays on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound this week in Spotsylvania and Stafford counties now through early Saturday, Sept. 16.

The following I-95 construction lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

I-95 Northbound and Southbound:

  • Monday, Sept. 11 ˗˗ Friday, Sept. 15 (ending at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16)
    • Single lane closure at 9 p.m. at mile marker 121 (Ni River bridge) south of Exit 126 (Massaponax) in Spotsylvania County
    • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
    • All lanes open by 4:30 a.m.

Crews will continue work to improve and repair the I-95 northbound and southbound bridges over the Ni River.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 13 ˗˗ Thursday, Sept. 14
    • Single lane closure at 9 p.m. at mile marker 134 (Truslow Road) south of Exit 136/Centreport Parkway in Stafford County
    • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
    • All lanes open at 4:30 a.m.

Crews will be making repairs to the Truslow Road bridge.

Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control near both I-95 construction work zones.

Message boards will warn travelers to stay alert for the I-95 construction work zones ahead and possible delays.

Drivers may use Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) as an alternate route.


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I-95 Construction Begins at Exit 130 in Fredericksburg

I-95 construction has begun to improve safety at the Exit 130 interchange in the city of Fredericksburg.

Motorists should be alert for construction workers, equipment, concrete barriers and orange barrels over the next 18 months.

After reviewing the I-95 corridor, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) determined the Route 3 interchange in Fredericksburg had a crash rate above the statewide average. This project will reduce vehicle merging and weaving that can lead to crashes, injuries and congestion on Route 3 and I-95. These improvements are designed to lower the crash risk by eliminating conflict points where vehicles currently merge.

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.

Travel lanes will remain open at peak times on weekday mornings and afternoons, but midday and overnight lane closures will be needed periodically throughout the project.


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Expect Significant Delays for I-95 Construction Near Fredericksburg

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that I-95 southbound will be reduced to a single lane overnight from north of Exit 133/Route 17 to the Rappahannock River bridge starting Monday, June 12.

A pavement repair project will close two Interstate 95 southbound lanes overnight in Stafford County on multiple evenings over two weeks between the Route 17 overpass and the Rappahannock River bridge.

Rutting has developed in the vehicle wheel path of the left and center lane of I-95 southbound between the Route 17 overpass and Rappahannock River bridge. Milling the pavement and adding new asphalt is needed to correct the rutting.

Significant travel delays are anticipated. Motorists traveling I-95 southbound are encouraged to use Route 1 southbound or other alternate routes to avoid delays.

Overhead message boards on I-95 southbound will warn travelers of this work zone, and to expect travel delays ahead.

Weather permitting, two I-95 southbound lanes will be closed at the following dates and times:

Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Nightly double lane closure.

Sunday, June 18 – Thursday, June 22

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Nightly double lane closure.

The work zone will begin just north of Exit 133/Route 17. Crews will mill approximately one mile of pavement in the right, center and left lanes. Once milling is complete, a new layer of asphalt will be applied.

Exit 136/Centreport Parkway and Exit 133/Route 17 Ramp Closures

Interstate ramp closures will be in place on several evenings for paving at Exit 136/Centreport Parkway and Exit 133/Route 17.

Ramp closures have been scheduled for the following dates and times:

Exit 136/Centreport Parkway

Sunday, June 18 and Thursday, June 22

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Entrance ramp to I-95 southbound from Centreport Parkway will be closed.

Exit 133/Route 17 interchange

Tuesday, June 20 ─ Wednesday, June 21

  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Entrance ramps to I-95 southbound from Route 17 northbound and southbound traffic will be closed for paving. The exit ramp to Route 17 Business/Falmouth from I-95 southbound will also be closed.

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Virginia DOT to Helps Ease Memorial Day Weekend Traffic on I-95

Are you hitting the road for summer’s big kick-off Memorial Day weekend?  If that’s your plan, the Virginia Department of Transportation is going to help make travel easier by lifting lane closures where possible.

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on I-95 and other major roads in Virginia for Memorial Day travel from noon Friday, May 26 until noon Tuesday, May 30.


Based on the traffic data, periods of heavy congestion on the most recent Memorial Day weekends was most likely to occur between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday and Monday during the holiday period.


Historically, heavy congestion was also present on I-95 southbound Saturday morning through afternoon and I-95 northbound on Monday from noon through late evening

Here’s the direction schedule and other info for the I-95 Express Lanes/I-395 reversible lanes:

  • Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 – Lanes close northbound at 10 a.m., open to southbound traffic at noon.
  • Rolling Thunder: Monday, May 29 – Visit www.expresslanes.com for special event reversal schedule.
  • Drivers are reminded that they need an E-ZPass Flex (for HOV-3 to ride toll-free) or an E-ZPass to use the lanes.
  • In Stafford County. Extending 95 Express Lanes south of exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville). All travel lanes open; concrete barriers in place along the shoulder northbound and southbound in work zone.

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Avoid I-95 in Northern Virginia, Major Congestion, Delays Expected

Drivers are urged to avoid I-95 in northern Virginia this weekend as lanes will be closed southbound in Dale City for bridge deck repair. Congestion and delays are expected to be extensive in both directions. After several weekends of rain cancelled the second segment of work, crews will work Friday through Sunday to complete the repairs before heavy summer travel begins Memorial Day weekend.

  • Southbound I-95 will be reduced from three to two lanes over Neabsco Creek (mile marker 156) from 10 p.m. Friday, May 19 to 6 a.m. Monday, May 22.
  • Ramps from eastbound and westbound Dale Boulevard to southbound I-95 will also be closed to all except emergency vehicles.
  • The southbound car-only safety rest area will also be closed.

During the repairs, the 95 Express Lanes will remain open with toll pricing in effect and free travel for HOV-3 vehicles with E-ZPass Flex set to HOV mode. The lanes will be southbound beginning at 1 p.m. Friday to help alleviate backups, and will be monitored to change direction if needed. Drivers planning to head northbound this weekend are asked to be aware of this, and to plan trips accordingly for heavier-than-usual return traffic, particularly on Sunday.

The bridge, originally built in 1963, has been regularly inspected and maintained, and remains safe, but is in need of large-scale repairs to sections of the deck. The needed work will include saw-cutting and jackhammering out three bridge sections, the largest being 10 feet by 33 feet, replacing the reinforcing rebar, and pouring new concrete. Work will affect the bridge deck, joint, and abutment.

Due to the time needed to cut the large sections and set the concrete, completing this work over two weekends is necessary (as opposed to multiple overnight closures). The first segment of work was completed on April 30. Several weekends of rain postponed the remaining work until this weekend.

Drivers are urged to avoid I-95 in both directions, and to expect significant delays on all of the usual alternate routes.

Some alternate routes are listed below.

Local drivers in Prince William County:

  • East side: Route 1 southbound to Route 234 or Joplin Road northbound to I-95
  • West side: Minnieville Road westbound to Spriggs Road southbound to Route 234 southbound to I-95

Regional drivers:

  • East side: I-495 to Route 5 (Branch Avenue) southbound to Route 301 southbound to Route 206/218 westbound to I-95 southbound
  • West side: I-495 to I-66 westbound to Route 29/15 to Route 17 southbound to I-95 southbound

For more I-95 construction info, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

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I-95 Construction Near Fredericksburg This Week, Consider Alternate Routes

Motorists traveling near Fredericksburg will encounter lane closures and travel delays for I-95 construction during the overnight hours beginning Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12.

Crews will be continuing their work to improve the condition of the bridge over the Ni River in Spotsylvania County. The Ni River bridge is located at mile marker 121 just south of Exit 126/Massaponax.

Crews will repair the joints to the I-95 overpass of Route 17 at Exit 133/Falmouth in Stafford County.

The following I-95 construction lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

Monday, May 8 ˗˗ Wednesday, May 10

I-95 Southbound at mile marker 121 (Ni River Bridge) south of Exit 126 (Massaponax)

  • Double lane closure at 9 p.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 7 a.m.

Tuesday, May 9

I-95 Northbound at Exit 133 (Falmouth)

  • Double lane closure at 9 p.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 11

I-95 Southbound at mile marker 121 (Ni River Bridge) south of Exit 126 (Massaponax)

  • Double lane closure at 9:30 p.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m.

Friday, May 12

I-95 Southbound at mile marker 121 (Ni River Bridge) south of Exit 126 (Massaponax)

  • Double lane closure at 10 p.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m.

Message boards will warn travelers to stay alert for work zones ahead and possible delays.

Motorists may consider using Route 1 as an alternate route.


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Avoid I-95 South in Virginia During Upcoming Maintenance

Drivers are urged to avoid southbound I-95 in Dale City for two weekends, April 29-May 1 and May 5-8, as lanes will be closed for bridge deck repair. Congestion and delays are expected to be extensive.

  • Southbound I-95 will be reduced from three to two lanes over Neabsco Creek (mile marker 156) from 9 p.m. Saturday, April 29 to 6 a.m. Monday, May 1, and again from 10 p.m. Friday, May 5 to 6 a.m. Monday, May 8.
  • Ramps from eastbound and westbound Dale Boulevard to southbound I-95 will also be closed to all except emergency vehicles.
  • The southbound car-only safety rest area will also be closed.

The bridge, originally built in 1963, has been regularly inspected and maintained, and remains safe, but is in urgent need of large-scale repairs to sections of the deck. The needed work will include saw-cutting and jackhammering out three bridge sections, the largest being 10 feet by 33 feet, replacing the reinforcing rebar, and pouring new concrete. Work will affect the bridge deck, joint, and abutment.

Due to the time needed to cut the large sections and set the concrete, completing this work over two weekends is necessary (as opposed to multiple overnight closures). VDOT also wants to ensure that the repairs are completed after spring breaks, but before heavy summer travel begins.

During the repairs, the 95 Express Lanes will remain open with toll pricing in effect and free travel for HOV-3 vehicles with E-ZPass Flex set to HOV mode. The lanes will be southbound beginning at 1 p.m. Friday to help alleviate backups, and will be monitored to change direction if needed. Drivers planning to head northbound on these weekends are asked to be aware of this, and to plan trips accordingly for heavier-than-usual return traffic, particularly on the two Sundays.

Drivers are urged to avoid southbound I-95, and to expect significant delays on all of the usual alternate routes.

Some alternate routes are listed below.

Local drivers in Prince William County:

  • East side: Route 1 southbound to Route 234 or Joplin Road northbound to I-95
  • West side: Minnieville Road westbound to Spriggs Road southbound to Route 234 southbound to I-95

Regional drivers:

  • East side: I-495 to Route 5 (Branch Avenue) southbound to Route 301 southbound to Route 206/218 westbound to I-95 southbound
  • West side: I-495 to I-66 westbound to Route 29/15 to Route 17 southbound to I-95 southbound

For more I-95 road trip info, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

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Virginia DOT to Resurface Over 1,100 Lane Miles in Richmond Area in 2017

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)’s Richmond District is gearing up for prime paving season, which will include resurfacing approximately 1,100 lane miles of roadways, including I-95, for smoother, safer travel. Paving season typically extends from April to November each year.

Richmond area Interstate highways, including I-95, will receive approximately $31 million in pavement resurfacing. This includes 101 lane miles of asphalt and concrete pavement repairs. I-95 projects will include:

Interstate 95 northbound

  • Between mile marker 36 and I-295 (mile marker 46) in Prince George County

Interstate 295 northbound

  • Between I-95 (mile marker 1) and mile marker 13 in Prince George County, the City of Hopewell and Chesterfield County
    Between Route 10 (mile marker 15) in Chester and mile marker 21 in Henrico.

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Expect Overnight Delays on I-95 Southbound Near Fredericksburg Thru April 6

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that motorists should anticipate overnight double lane closures on I-95 in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area for staining and cleaning of the new overpass at Fall Hill Avenue and scheduled maintenance work on the I-95 southbound overpass at Route 17.

Construction crews will continue to stain and clean the new Fall Hill Avenue overpass, which is located at mile marker 131 in Fredericksburg.

Bridge deck repairs will be underway on the I-95 southbound overpass at Route 17 near Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth) in Stafford County. Construction crews will replace temporary asphalt patches on the bridge deck with concrete to provide a smoother, more durable travel surface and to avoid the development of potholes.

Message boards will warn travelers to stay alert for work zones ahead and possible delays.


For more I-95 construction info, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.

Fredericksburg I-95 Ramp to Close, Detour Tonight

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will inspect the Route 3 (Plank Road) interstate overpass tomorrow night in Fredericksburg, and will close the on-ramp to I-95 (exit 130) northbound from Route 3 eastbound to give crews space to properly inspect the structure.

The I-95 on-ramp will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, March 23.

I-95 northbound will be reduced to two lanes at the Route 3 overpass for the inspection work zone.

All other ramps at the Exit 130 interchange will remain open during the inspection.

Detour Route

Eastbound Route 3 motorists seeking to enter I-95 northbound will be directed to U-turn onto westbound Route 3 at Gateway Boulevard. Once on westbound Route 3, motorists can access the I-95 northbound on-ramp from the westbound lanes.

Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control near the work zone.


For more I-95 travel information, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide and I-75 Exit Guide.