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Traffic Hot Spots in the Fredericksburg Region

by | May 27, 2015 | Government

From the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

VDOT’s traffic hot spots for the Fredericksburg Region, May 24 – 31, 2015.

Fredericksburg

Construction is underway on the Fall Hill Avenue widening and I-95 overpass replacement project. Motorists should expect lane closures and brief delays on Fall Hill Avenue between the Rappahannock Canal Bridge and Carl D. Silver Boulevard. The project is expected to be complete in January 2017.

Stafford County

Route 17
Construction is underway to widen Route 17 from four to six lanes between McLane Drive and Stafford Lakes Parkway, a distance of nearly 2 miles. The work zone extends from just south of the I-95 interchange to Cardinal Forest Drive. Motorists should be alert to changes in traffic pattern and periodic overnight lane closures. Project completion date is December 2016.

Falmouth Intersection (Route 1/Route 17 Business/Route 218)
Construction is underway. Motorists should be prepared for brief delays and periodic lane closures on Butler Road and Route 1 just north and south of the Falmouth intersection. Project completion date is September 2015.

(Update) Motorists should expect the following lane closures this week in connection with the Falmouth intersection improvement project. Flaggers and/or electronic signs will direct motorists through the work zone: Route 1 South: Wednesday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; motorists will be restricted to one lane on Route 1 south, immediately north of the Falmouth intersection.

Routine Maintenance Activities
(Update) Tuesday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Crews will be performing routine maintenance that may cause brief travel delays at the following locations:
Eley Road – patching
Skyline Drive – patching
Leeland Road – patching

Spotsylvania County

Route 17/Benchmark Road/Crossroads Parkway
Motorists should expect lane closures and brief traffic stops on Route 17 at Benchmark Road and Crossroads Parkway, located just east of the CSX railroad tracks and west of Jim Morris Road. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone. This work is related to construction of a new Virginia Railway Express train station and parking lot. This project is being administered by Spotsylvania County.

Interstate 95 North
(Update) Tuesday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.; crews will be milling and paving on I-95 north between Exit 126 (Route 1/Spotsylvania) and Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg). Motorists should expect single or double lane closures and travel delays in the work zone.

Fox Point Subdivision
(New) Wednesday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; crews will be milling and paving on various streets located in the Fox Point subdivision. Motorists should expect brief delays and a rough driving surface in the work zone.

Holleybrooke Subdivision
(New) Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; crews will be milling and paving on various streets located in the Holleybrooke subdivision. Motorists should expect brief delays and a rough driving surface in the work zone.

Routine Maintenance Activities
(New) Tuesday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Crews will be performing routine maintenance that may cause brief travel delays at the following locations:
Harrison Road – patching
Wilcox Street – pipe replacement

Caroline County

Routine Maintenance Activities
(Update) Tuesday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Crews will be performing routine maintenance that may cause brief travel delays at the following locations:
Various secondary routes (numbered above 600) − mowing

King George County

Route 218 at Machodoc Creek
Construction is underway on the Machodoc Creek bridge replacement project. Traffic on the bridge has been reduced to one lane. Temporary traffic signals at each approach to the bridge control traffic crossing the bridge. The signals will remain in place through July 2015. Motorists can expect an additional 5-10 minutes to cross the bridge during peak travel times on weekday mornings and afternoons. In addition, a 10 foot lane width restriction for vehicles is in place.

(New) Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; motorists should expect brief delays on the eastbound side of Route 218 between Route 651 (Valley Hill Loop) and Passapatanzy Drive. Crews will be trimming trees in this area. Flaggers will direct traffic in the work zone.

Routine Maintenance Activities
(Update) Tuesday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Crews will be performing routine maintenance that may cause brief travel delays at the following locations:

Route 3 − mowing
Route 218 – mowing
Route 206 – mowing
Route 205 – mowing

Westmoreland County

Routine Maintenance Activities
(Update) Tuesday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Crews will be performing routine maintenance that may cause brief travel delays at the following locations:
Route 3 – mowing
Route 205 – mowing
Route 616 – patching
Route 626 – patching

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