Expect Major I-95 Delays in Fredericksburg Area Beginning October 13

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The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that major travel delays are anticipated on Interstate 95 southbound in the Fredericksburg area from 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 through 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14.

Lane closures are needed for 19 consecutive hours of milling, paving and lane striping to shift southbound traffic onto a new interstate overpass that spans Route 17 in Stafford County, just north of the Rappahannock River bridge.

I-95 southbound will be reduced to a single lane near Exit 133 (Route 17) for most of this work zone as crews shift traffic for the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project.

While this shift is underway, all I-95 southbound traffic will be stopped for 30-minute intervals between midnight and 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, near mile marker 134, north of Exit 133. Traffic will be stopped for motorist safety while crews to use a crane to place bridge beams for a new Route 652 (Truslow Road) overpass. This overpass construction is part of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.

I-95 southbound travelers are strongly encouraged to choose an alternate route to avoid delays, especially for destinations outside the Fredericksburg area.

All lanes of I-95 northbound will remain open near Exit 133 during this traffic shift. Access to and from Route 17 at the Exit 133 interchange will remain open.

What Travelers Can Expect

I-95 southbound will be reduced to two travel lanes beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 13. The work zone will begin south of Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) in Stafford, and will continue to the Rappahannock River bridge.

Traffic will be reduced to a single southbound lane at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday. I-95 southbound will remain reduced to a single lane until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14.

When all I-95 southbound lanes reopen at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, traffic will be traveling over the new I-95 southbound overpass in the median of I-95, which will carry the future through travel lanes as part of the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing.

In the event of inclement weather, this work zone will be rescheduled for 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 15.

Additional I-95 Southbound Travel Delays October 14 – 16

As part of a separate project, overnight I-95 southbound lane closures are scheduled next week between Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) and Exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford to place bridge beams for the Truslow Road) overpass.

I-95 southbound travelers can also expect delays at the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, October 14 – Thursday, October 15
    • 9:00 p.m.– Single lane closure
    • 10:00 p.m.– Double lane closure, with single lane of traffic diverted into temporary median lane for beam placement. View an online graphic of this traffic pattern.
    • 4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open
    • 10:00 a.m. – All lanes open
  • Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October 16
    • 9:00 p.m.– Single lane closure
    • 10:00 p.m.– Double lane closure, with single lane of traffic diverted into temporary median lane.
    • 4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open
    • 10:00 a.m. – All lanes open

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