Starting the evening of Monday, March 12, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Interstate 95 southbound on-ramp from Courthouse Road in Stafford County for four consecutive nights to allow crews to finish work on the temporary ramp.
Crews are closing the existing on-ramp from Courthouse Road to I-95 southbound to begin milling and paving the temporary ramp.
The existing on-ramp will close overnight Monday, March 12 through Thursday, March 15 from 7:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. the following morning. Traffic will then be shifted onto the new, temporary ramp starting early Friday, March 16. The on-ramp is the only ramp affected with this work. Traffic can still exit to Courthouse Road from I-95 southbound on these evenings.
This work has been scheduled weather permitting.
The on-ramp will remain open during the day. There will be no impacts to traffic during the morning and afternoon rush hours.
Local traffic should use the most convenient alternate route to access I-95 southbound, including Route 1 to Exit 143/Garrisonville or Exit 136/Centreport Parkway. Detour signs will be placed along the interstate to guide drivers not familiar with the area.
The new ramp is parallel to the existing on-ramp. The temporary on-ramp is steeper than the existing one. Crews have extended the acceleration lane on I-95 southbound by approximately 600 feet to give drivers a longer distance to merge at interstate speeds.
Shifting traffic slightly onto the temporary ramp will provide space for crews to build bridge abutments as part of the new diverging diamond interchange. When construction is finished in 2020, traffic will enter and exit the interstate from new ramps branching off the relocated Courthouse Road.
Message boards and extra signage are posted to warn motorists about the upcoming ramp closures and traffic shift.
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