The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that Interstate 95 travelers in the Fredericksburg area can expect overnight delays on multiple evenings over the upcoming two weeks for lane closures and intermittent traffic stops needed to build a new overpass in Stafford County.
Construction crews will use a crane to lift bridge beams into position for a new overpass on Route 652 (Truslow Road) that spans I-95 at mile marker 134, just north of Exit 133 (Route 17).
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to occur between Monday, October 5 and Friday, October 16. No lane closures will be scheduled from the evening of Friday, October 9 through Monday, October 12.
The I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project is replacing the Truslow Road overpass to accommodate construction of two new reversible Express Lanes in the median.
The project is lengthening the two-lane overpass and will slightly widen it to have expanded road shoulders.
Truslow Road closed to through traffic for overpass construction on Jan. 27, 2020, and was estimated to reopen to traffic in fall 2020. The schedule has been extended, with the road now anticipated to open in winter 2020-early 2021.
Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control in the work zone on each evening.
Travelers are also asked to plan ahead for major I-95 southbound travel delays in Stafford near the Exit 133 interchange from 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 through 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 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.
I-95 southbound travelers are strongly encouraged to choose an alternate route to avoid delays, especially for destinations outside the Fredericksburg area.
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