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I-95 the 5th Most Dangerous Interstate in the Country

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that traffic fatalities have increased 10.4 percent during the first six months of 2016 compared to the same time period in 2015.  These increases are most likely the result of more drivers on the road and a greater percentage of these motorists are driving distracted. A recent study found that 61 percent of drivers use their cell phones on some drives, most drives or every drive.

On average, Americans spend 293 hours driving approximately 10,900 miles each year. A detailed study by EverQuote examined the most dangerous interstates in America, based on fatalities per mile. This analysis used raw data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Report System from 2010 through 2015 and found fatality rates based on highway lengths.
That data was then compared to the data from EverQuote’s safe-driving app, EverDrive, representing over 6 million trips and 80 million miles of driving.

That study ranked Interstate 95 the 5th most deadly highway in America.

Interstate 95 runs 1926 miles from Miami, Florida to Houlton, Maine. The highway is the 5th most dangerous interstate in the United States with 0.89 fatalities per mile. It has been in the top 10 for fatalities each year for the past six years.


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Virginia DOT Will Suspend Most Construction to Ease Thanksgiving Traffic

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is lifting lane closures where possible during the Thanksgiving travel period to make your holiday as stress-free as possible.

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for Thanksgiving travel from noon Wednesday, Nov. 22 until noon Monday, Nov. 27.

Based on the traffic data, periods of heavy congestion was most likely to occur from mid-morning to evening on Wednesday and Sunday. In addition, routes to/from NOVA are likely to be congested mid-morning to evening on Tuesday as well as on Saturday.
US-1, US-29 and other popular arterials with access to shopping are likely to be congested throughout the holiday weekend.

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.


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I-95 Ramp Closed, Traffic Detoured in Fredericksburg

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that construction will close the I-95 northbound entrance ramp from Route 17 northbound in Stafford County overnight for two evenings on Sunday, November 12 and Monday, November 13.

The entrance ramp will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. overnight for two consecutive nights.

During the closure, Route 17 northbound traffic should proceed to the intersection of Route 17 and Sanford Drive, where motorists can make a U-turn to access Route 17 southbound. From Route 17 southbound, traffic can enter the I-95 northbound on-ramp at Exit 133.

Message boards will be posted to notify drivers of the upcoming ramp closure.


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Expect Overnight Delays on I-95 in Northern Virginia Beginning Tonight

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that motorists should anticipate overnight delays and double lane closures on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound for multiple work zones in the Fredericksburg area beginning tonight, October 23 through early Friday, October 27.

Maintenance operations continue on I-95. Operations are underway near Exit 110/Ladysmith in Caroline County and will continue to proceed north. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reminds drivers to give crews plenty of room to work in the shoulder. Mowing will take place outside of the travel lanes, but drivers should consider moving over or reducing speed when approaching mowing crews.

The following lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

Interstate 95 Northbound

  • Exit 118 (Route 606/Mudd Tavern Road) Spotsylvania County
    • Tuesday ˗˗ Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. A single lane will close near the Exit 118 interchange for construction activities related to the I-95 overpass replacement project and widening of Mudd Tavern Road.
  • Potomac Creek Bridge (mile marker 137) Stafford County
    • Monday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m. A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. at the Potomac Creek bridge. All lanes will reopen at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville Road) Stafford County
    • Thursday, 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Expect double lane closures near Exit 143 to allow crews to uncover new signage for the Express Lanes Southern Terminus extension.
  • Aquia Creek Bridge (mile marker 145) Stafford County
    • Wednesday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m. Expect single, right lane closed on I-95 northbound. The I-95 bridge over Aquia Creek is located just after Exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville) as crews begin a rehabilitation project.

Interstate 95 Southbound

  • Exit 140 (Route 630/Courthouse Road) Stafford County
    • Thursday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. A single, right lane will be closed near Exit 140 to allow crews to install temporary concrete barrier and crash cushions near the interchange as part of the project to build a diverging diamond.
  • Potomac Creek Bridge (mile marker 137) Stafford County
    • Tuesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m. A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. at the Potomac Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project. The bridge is located at mile marker 137, just before Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway). Double lane closures will end at 6 a.m. Wednesday. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Overhead message boards will warn travelers to stay alert for the work zones ahead and possible delays.


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I-95 Express Southern Terminus Extension Opening October 31

The Virginia Department of Transportation announces that a project to extend Interstate 95 Express Lanes by two miles in Stafford County, adding new northbound and southbound ramps, will open to traffic ahead of schedule on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

The $50 million project extends Express Lanes beyond the flyover ramp where they end today, just north of Route 610 (Garrisonville Road).

The new southbound ramp will open to traffic on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 31. The new northbound ramp will open early Wednesday, November 1.

What Drivers Need to Know

The extension will operate under the same rules and reversal schedule as the current 95 Express Lanes.

When the extension opens, I-95 northbound traffic will be able to enter Express Lanes earlier at a new left entrance before the Garrisonville Road overpass.

Southbound Express Lanes traffic heading to Fredericksburg will be able to continue past Garrisonville and merge about one mile south of the Garrisonville Road exit.

All drivers need an E-ZPass to use the Express Lanes. Carpools need an E-ZPass Flex and three or more people in the vehicle to travel toll-free.

 


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Expect Midday and Overnight Delays on I-95 in Fredericksburg

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that motorists should anticipate midday and overnight delays on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound for multiple work zones this week in the Fredericksburg area.

The following lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

I-95 Southbound

  • I-95, Exit 140 (Route 630/Courthouse Road) Stafford County
    • Thursday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m.
      A single, right lane will be closed near Exit 140 to allow crews to install temporary concrete barrier and crash cushions near the interchange as part of the project to build a diverging diamond.
  • I-95, Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth)
    • Thru Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
      Expect alternating, single lane closures on both I-95 bridges over Route 17 to allow crews to inspect bridges.
  • I-95, Exit 130B (Route 3/Fredericksburg)
    • Thursday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m.
      The Exit 130 off-ramp will be reduced to a single lane from I-95 southbound to westbound Route 3 for water and sewer line work as part of the I-95 interchange safety improvement project.
  • Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121) Spotsylvania County
    • Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
      A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at the Ni River bridge followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. as crews continue a bridge improvement project. The Ni River bridge is located at mile marker 121, just south of Exit 126/Massaponax.
    • Friday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m.
      A single lane will close at 10 p.m. at the Ni River Bridge followed by a double lane closure at midnight till 4:30 a.m. A single lane will close until 6 a.m. Saturday.

I-95 Northbound

  • Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth)
    • Thru Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
      Expect alternating, single lane closures on both I-95 bridges over Route 17 to allow crews to inspect bridges.
  • Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121) Spotsylvania County

    • Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.

      A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at the Ni River bridge followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. as crews continue a bridge improvement project.

    • Friday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.
      A single lane will close at 10 p.m. at the Ni River Bridge followed by a double lane closure at midnight until 4:30 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control and monitor traffic conditions near the work zones.

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


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Expect Overnight Delays on I-95 This Week in Fredericksburg

Motorists should anticipate overnight travel delays and double lane closures on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound this week in the Fredericksburg area beginning tonight, Sept. 25 through early Saturday, Sept. 30.

The following lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

Monday, Sept. 25 ˗˗ Friday, Sept. 29 (ending at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30)

I-95 SOUTHBOUND:

Potomac Creek Bridge (mile marker 137) Stafford County

  • Monday – Wednesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.
    • A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. at the Potomac Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project. The bridge is located at mile marker 137, just before Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway). Double lane closures will end at 4:30 a.m. each morning. A single lane will remain closed at the bridge until 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m.
    • A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures will end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed at the bridge until 6 a.m. Friday.

American Legion Bridge (mile marker 138) Stafford County

  • Monday ˗˗ Tuesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 7 a.m.
    • A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. at the American Legion bridge over I-95 to allow crews to make repairs to the overpass. The bridge is located at mile marker 138, which is in between Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) and Exit 140 (Courthouse Road). Double lane closures will end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 7 a.m. Tuesday.
      Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg)
  • Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m.
    • The Exit 130 off-ramp will be reduced to a single lane from I-95 southbound to westbound Route 3 at Carl D. Silver Parkway for storm sewer installation, as part of the I-95 interchange safety improvement project. All lanes will reopen on Friday at 6 a.m.

Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121) Spotsylvania County

  • Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
    • A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at the Ni River bridge followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. as crews continue a bridge improvement project. The Ni River bridge is located at mile marker 121, just south of Exit 126/Massaponax.
  • Friday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m.
    • A single lane will close at 10 p.m. at the Ni River Bridge followed by a double lane closure at midnight until 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 6 a.m. Saturday.

I-95 NORTHBOUND:

American Legion Bridge (mile marker 138) Stafford County

  • Wednesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.
    • A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. at the American Legion bridge over I-95 to allow crews to make repairs to the overpass. The bridge is located at mile marker 138, which is in between Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) and Exit 140 (Courthouse Road). All lanes will reopen at 4:30 a.m.

Ni River Bridge (mile marker 121) Spotsylvania County

  • Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.
    • A single lane will close at 9 p.m. at the Ni River bridge followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. as crews continue a bridge improvement project. The Ni River bridge is located at mile marker 121, just south of Exit 126/Massaponax.
  • Friday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.
    • A single lane will close at 10 p.m. at the Ni River Bridge followed by a double lane closure at midnight until 4:30 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
      Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control and monitor traffic conditions with all the work zones.

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

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


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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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