The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that construction crews have completed work to move three I-95 northbound lanes at the Route 17 overpass in Stafford County into temporary lanes in the median. Northbound traffic will travel in these lanes over the next 12 months as crews replace the I-95 overpass over Route 17, which was built in 1963.
During the work zone, workers put down around 2,000 tons of asphalt and 20,000 feet of lane markings, and placed around 5,000 feet of concrete barriers.
“Thank you to everyone who responded to our call to use an alternate route this weekend, and to those who endured a longer trip on I-95 due to the lane closures,” said Robert Ridgell, P.E., VDOT Assistant Fredericksburg District Construction Engineer. “Your patience and cooperation made it possible for us to safely transition traffic into the temporary travel lanes without disrupting the I-95 corridor during the week. We now look forward to delivering a new Route 17 overpass that will serve the next generation of travelers.”
Northbound I-95 motorists should use caution in the Exit 133 area as they navigate the temporary travel lanes in the median. Signs and pavement markings are in place to guide motorists.
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