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Expect Delays, Multiple Work Zones for I-95 Construction Near Fredericksburg

The Virginia Department of Transportation advises travelers to expect overnight delays with multiple work zones on I-95 near Fredericksburg beginning tonight, April 16 through early Saturday, April 21.

Motorists should anticipate overnight delays and lane closures on Interstate 95 with multiple work zones scheduled near Fredericksburg this week.

The following lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

Interstate 95 Northbound

Exit 126 (Route 1/Massaponax) Spotsylvania County

  • Monday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 4 a.m.
    Expect double lane closures to begin at 10 p.m. on I-95 northbound near Exit 126/Massaponax to allow crews to take soil samples safely. Crews will be working from the Route 1 overpass to mile marker 128, which is near the Route 208/Courthouse Road overpass. All lanes will reopen by 4 a.m.

Potomac Creek Bridge (mile marker 137) Stafford County

  • Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m. and Friday ˗˗ Saturday, 12 a.m. ˗˗ 7 a.m.
    A single lane will close at 9 p.m. on I-95 northbound followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. at the Potomac Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project. All lanes will reopen at 4:30 a.m. the following morning. On Friday evening, two lanes will close at midnight and all lanes will reopen at 7 a.m. Saturday. The bridge is located at mile marker 137, just after Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway).
  • Tuesday ˗˗ Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    Expect alternating single lane closures on I-95 northbound at the Potomac Creek bridge.

Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) Stafford County

  • Tuesday ˗˗ Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m.
    Expect a single lane and the shoulder to be closed on I-95 northbound at Exit 140 to allow crews to work safely on the noise wall barrier. The work is connected to the Exit 140 interchange relocation and Courthouse Road widening project. The off-ramp from I-95 northbound to Courthouse Road will remain open but will be narrowed slightly. Drivers should stay alert to workers and construction equipment along the ramp’s shoulder.
  • Tuesday ˗˗ Wednesday, 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m.
    Expect double lane closures on I-95 northbound at Exit 140. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. the following morning.

Interstate 95 Southbound

Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) Stafford County

  • Wednesday ˗˗ Thursday, 10 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m.
    Expect double lane closures on I-95 southbound for the Exit 140 interchange relocation and Courthouse Road widening project. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m.

Potomac Creek Bridge (mile marker 137) Stafford County

  • Tuesday ˗˗ Wednesday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
    Expect alternating single lane closures on I-95 southbound at the Potomac Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project.

Exit 130 (Route 3) City of Fredericksburg

  • Tuesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
    A single lane on I-95 southbound near Exit 130/Route 3 will close at 9 p.m. for construction activities and will reopen at 10 a.m. the following morning. This work is connected to the I-95 Safety Improvement Project.

Exit 126 (Route 1/Massaponax) Spotsylvania County

  • Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 5 a.m.
    A single lane on I-95 southbound near Exit 126/Massaponax will close at 9 p.m. to allow crews to make repairs to the bridge over Route 1 followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Overhead message boards will warn travelers to stay alert for the work zones ahead and possible delays.


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Expect Delays for I-95 Construction Near Fredericksburg This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that motorists should anticipate overnight delays on Interstate 95 southbound with several work zones scheduled near Fredericksburg this week.

The following lane closures are planned, weather permitting:

Interstate 95 Southbound

  • Potomac Creek Bridge (mile marker 137) Stafford County
    • Tuesday – Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m., Thursday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m.
      A single lane will close at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. at the Potomac Creek bridge for a bridge rehabilitation project. Double lane closures end at 4:30 a.m. A single lane will remain closed until 10 a.m. the following morning except on Friday at 6 a.m. The bridge is located at mile marker 137, just before Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway).
  • Exit 130 (Route 3) City of Fredericksburg
    • Tuesday – Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 10 a.m.
      A single lane on I-95 southbound near Exit 130/Route 3 will close at 9 p.m. for construction activities and will reopen at 10 a.m. the following morning. This work is connected to the I-95 Safety Improvement Project.
  • Exit 126 (Route 1/Massaponax) Spotsylvania County
    • Tuesday ˗ Thursday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 5 a.m.
      A single lane on I-95 southbound near Exit 126/Massaponax will close at 9 p.m. to allow crews to make repairs to the bridge over Route 1 followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Overhead message boards will warn travelers to stay alert for the work zones ahead and possible delays.


For more I-95 construction info, visit  www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida! Plus I-95 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

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Virginia DOT Lifts I-95 Lane Closures for Easter Travel

Are you planning to travel over the Easter holiday? The Virginia Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to put safety first, during holiday trips and throughout the year.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is also working to make Easter travel easier; most highway work zones will be suspended and most lane closures will be lifted on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Friday, March 30 until noon Tuesday, April 3.

While the lane closure lift is in effect for most areas, motorists may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during this time.


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Virginia DOT Crews Ready for Late-Winter Snow Monday

Despite spring being right around the corner, Virginia Department of Transportation crews will again be mobilized for snow that is forecast for Monday. Drivers should continue to monitor the weather as the timing of this snowfall could impact both morning and evening rush hours. Overnight temperatures through Wednesday are expected to be in the mid-20s, so drivers should be aware of possible refreeze. See National Weather Service forecast.

Crews will pretreat roads during the day Sunday, including critical locations such as bridges, ramps, overpasses, and turn lanes. VDOT asks those drivers who are out Sunday to give tanker trucks and trailing safety vehicles room to work. Pretreatment vehicles are heavy, not as agile as passenger vehicles, and require a larger turning radius.

By Sunday night, plow trucks will stage along roadways, ready to treat roads once snow begins to fall.

Drivers are asked to:

  • Stay closely tuned to weather forecasts throughout the day Sunday into Monday.
  • Consider adjusting trips around the forecast for safety.
  • Assume any “wet” pavement to be slick. Bridges, ramps, overpasses and lower-volume roads may get slippery first, and even previously treated roads will become slick quickly with the low pavement temperatures.
  • Ensure gas and wiper fluid tanks are full, and have a good emergency kit.
  • Be aware that low temperatures will mean continued potential for refreeze and slick road conditions.

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I-95 Exit 140 Ramp in Virginia to Close Nightly, Seek Alternate Routes

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Interstate 95 southbound on-ramp from Courthouse Road in Stafford County next week to allow crews to finish work on the temporary ramp.

Beginning the evening of Monday, March 5, crews will close 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 5 through Thursday, March 8 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 9.

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.

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 will be posted this week to warn motorists about the upcoming ramp closures and traffic shift.


For more I-95 construction info, visit  www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to I-95, America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida! Plus I-95 construction, real-time traffic and road news.

Traveling another route? Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit GuideI-5 Exit Guide,  I-10 Exit Guide , and I-75 Exit Guide.