I-95 Paving Requires Local Lanes Detour Next Week in Fredericksburg Area

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reports that paving work will close the I-95 northbound local lanes overnight north of exit 133 (Falmouth/Warrenton) in Stafford County from 11:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23 – early Friday, April 26.

Closing the local lanes will affect local travelers’ ability to merge onto the northbound I-95 through lanes north of exit 133 in Stafford.

When the local lanes are closed, there will be no access to the through lanes of I-95 northbound for any traveler entering I-95 northbound from Route 3 in the City of Fredericksburg. All local lanes traffic will exit to Route 17 at exit 133 (Falmouth/Warrenton). The on-ramps to I-95 northbound from Route 17 northbound and southbound in Stafford will also be closed during these hours.

Local travelers seeking to enter I-95 northbound between 11:00 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23-early Friday, April 26 will detour to Route 17 Business to Route 1 northbound to Centreport Parkway in Stafford. Travelers can enter I-95 northbound at the exit 136 interchange.

Signs and message boards will be posted to guide motorists along the detour. 

Intense paving activity will be underway on I-95 between exits 130 and 136 this spring, as well as on Route 17 near I-95 in Stafford. Crews are finishing construction for the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing in May 2024 and for the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension in June 2024. New travel lanes opened for these projects in 2023. Crews are now applying the final travel surface and pavement markings.

Other I-95 work zone details for next week:

  • Interstate 95 northbound between 130 (Route 3) and exit 136 (Falmouth/Warrenton) will have varying single and double lane closures for paving overnight. Lane closures are scheduled for the local and through lanes. Travelers will encounter overnight delays in this area starting at 7 p.m. (local lanes) and 9 p.m. (through lanes) on the evening of Sunday, April 21 through 4:30 a.m. early Friday, April 26. All northbound lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. on weekdays.
  • Interstate 95 southbound off-ramp to exit 133 (Falmouth/Warrenton) in Stafford will be closed overnight between midnight-3:30 a.m. early Monday, April 22-early Friday, April 26. Travelers can detour at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) and travel to Route 1 southbound to reach Route 17.
  • Route 17 southbound on-ramp to I-95 southbound at exit 133 in Stafford will close overnight between midnight-3:30 a.m. early Monday, April 22-early Friday, April 26.

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