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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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Virginia DOT Suspends Lane Closures for July 4 Travel

When it comes to holiday travel, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) believes it’s not where you’re going but how you get there that counts. That’s why VDOT is lifting lane closures where possible to make Fourth of July travel easier.

MOST MAJOR WORK ZONES SUSPENDED DURING FOURTH OF JULY TRAVEL

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for Fourth of July travel from noon Monday, July 3 until noon Wednesday, July 5.


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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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A Battle is Brewing at Kings Dominion Theme Park

Step into a brand new virtual world at Kings Dominion (Doswell, Virginia, I-95, exit 98) as the park debuts an interactive, competitive gaming experience – “The Battle for Kings Dominion.”

This immersive gaming app combines augmented reality with traditional gaming and will take the in-park experience to the next level, allowing guests to declare their loyalty to a coaster alliance and then “battle” against each other to take control of the Kings Dominion realm.

“We are excited to introduce our guests to an entirely new digital layer of the park experience,” said Gary Chadwick, Kings Dominion’s Vice President and General Manager. “Being able to gamify the park through the Battle for Kings Dominion, from interactive queue lines and midways to the personification of rides, will make for an even more engaging day.”

The cutting-edge Extended Experience game was developed by experiential design experts Holovis. Gamers will be able to choose from five coaster alliances: Dominator, Flight of Fear, Intimidator® 305, Avalanche or Volcano. Each alliance has its own unique character avatar and a custom battle shield. Guests will compete against each other and attempt to defeat the other alliances for dominance of the park throughout the day. Players can earn points in various ways including playing augmented reality mini-games in special parts of the ride queue lines, taking over territory from competing teams, answering trivia and riding roller coasters. Augmented reality moments from the experience will also come to life on the guest’s Apple® or Android™ device and can be shared with friends and on social media.


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“Extended Experiences are the future of entertainment,” explains Amy Steele, VP of Development at Holovis. “This is where every element is connected together allowing guests to discover hidden narratives and gamify what are traditionally passive moments. They can even continue to customize their Coaster Alliance avatar from home as people prepare for their next visit.”

The Battle for Kings Dominion will be available for download on May 19. To complement the game, Kings Dominion has added free park-wide Wi-Fi, making it even easier to play and connect while visiting. A new mobile app complete with an interactive park map and ride wait times is now available. For the full calendar of 2017 operating hours, visit www.kingsdominion.com.


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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

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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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I-95 Ramp Closures, Detours This Week in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that a portion of the ramp from southbound I-95 to Dale Blvd (Route 784) will be closed the nights of Tuesday, March 28 through Friday, March 31 for tree clearing related to the ramp realignment project.

The ramp will be closed between the Potomac Mills Road spur ramp and Dale Boulevard according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 28 through Thursday, March 30: 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  • Friday, March 31: 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Traffic will be detoured via Potomac Mills Road and Gideon Drive back to Dale Boulevard.

All work is weather permitting.

The project will realign the ramp and add a traffic signal so that traffic from southbound I-95 can merge more safely onto westbound Dale Boulevard. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2017.


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