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Area road work this week

by | May 1, 2023 | Traffic

I-95 Northbound

Exit 130 (Route 3) On-Ramp

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. and Friday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. The on-ramp from Route 3 in Fredericksburg to Interstate 95 northbound will have a single lane closed for construction on the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project, but the ramp will remain open to traffic at all times.

Exit 133 (Route 17) to Exit 140 (Courthouse Road)

Tuesday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. and Friday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Single lane closure for construction of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension. Crews will work at mile markers 134-135 throughout the week, and at varying locations for barrier work between mile markers 133-140 on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

I-95 Southbound

Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) to Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)

Tuesday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. and Friday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Single lane closure for construction of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension.

Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to Exit 133 (Route 17)

Monday – Thursday, 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. and Monday – Tuesday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. and Friday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Single lane closure for construction of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension.

Exit 126 (Spotsylvania) to Exit 118 (Thornburg)

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Single and double lane closures at mile marker 125. Single lane closure begins at 9 p.m. followed by double lane closures at 10 p.m. for construction to replace the Route 17 (Mills Drive) overpass of I-95.

Stafford County

Route 3

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Mobile single lane closures between the Blue & Gray Parkway and the King George county line to install rumble strips along the pavement edge at various locations, and pavement markings.

Route 3

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lane closures and shoulder closures for utility work between Dairy Lane and Rumford Road.

Route 17, Northbound and Southbound

Wednesday – Friday, 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. with full, intermittent traffic stops possible between midnight and 3 a.m. Single lane closures near the Interstate 95 overpasses to install new traffic signal equipment, including a signal mast arm pole.

Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) at Salisbury Drive and Mine Road

Sunday – Thursday, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Alternating lane closures at the intersections of Route 610 and Salisbury Drive and Route 610 and Mine Road. Law enforcement will assist with traffic control. Crews are installing new traffic signal equipment.

Route 1486 (Austin Ridge Drive)

Monday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Thursday, 7 a.m. – midnight. Single southbound lane closure on Austin Ridge Drive at Sunflower Drive for waterline work under permit.

Spotsylvania County

Route 1 and Harrison Road

Sunday – Thursday, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. Alternating lane closures at the intersection of Route 1 and Harrison Road. Law enforcement will assist with traffic control. Crews are installing new traffic signal equipment.

Route 208

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Intermittent stops between Smith Station Road and Lake Anna Parkway for overhead utility work.

Route 627 (Gordon Road)

Sunday – Tuesday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Single lane closure on Gordon Road with one-way, alternating traffic directed by flagging crews. Work will be underway on Gordon Road between the intersections with Brock Road and Smith Station Road. Pavement marking work in connection with road resurfacing.

Secondary Road Resurfacing

Wednesday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mobile lane closures along multiple routes in the Heatherstone, Oakridge and Woodside subdivisions for road resurfacing.

Caroline County

 

Route 1 Northbound and Southbound

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Mobile single lane closure on Route 1 in Caroline between the Spotsylvania and Hanover line. Crews are installing rumble strips along the road shoulder as a safety enhancement at select locations.

Route 1 Northbound

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Survey and pipe work on Route 1 with single lane closures near the Ladysmith Center Shopping Mall and Collins Boulevard.

Route 207 (Rogers Clark Boulevard)

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Mobile lane closures between Route 1 and Route 301. Crews will install rumble strips along the pavement edge at various locations, and pavement markings.

Route 605 (Paige Road)

Monday – Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. One-way, alternating traffic directed by a flagging crew on Route 605 between Route 368 (South River Road) and Route 2. Road resurfacing work.

Route 639 (Ladysmith Road)

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Motorists should be alert for a travel lane shift and construction work along the shoulder near Green Street and Allen Street.

Route 655 (McBryant Road)

Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily road closure near Saddle Swamp for a pipe replacement project. Traffic will be directed to follow a detour posted during work hours along McBryant Road, Moores Mill Road, and Dry Bridge Road. Message boards are posted to notify travelers of this upcoming detour.

Route 658 (Jericho Road)

Wednesday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. One-way, alternating traffic between Ladysmith Road and Hewlett Road directed by a flagging crew. Road resurfacing work.

Mobile Pavement Marking

Monday – Tuesday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Watch for slow-moving equipment and brief delays as crews refresh pavement markings along the following secondary routes:

Route 604

Route 627

Route 630

Route 656

Route 684

Route 692

Route 712

Essex County

Route 17

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Watch for slow-moving equipment and brief delays as crews refresh pavement markings along Route 17 between the Caroline County line and Rectory Road, and between the Hoskins Creek and Piscataway Creek bridges.

Route 17 Southbound, Caret Area

Route 17 southbound single lane closure in the Caret area of Essex County. The lane closure begins just south of Route 624 (Essex Church Road). Erosion along a slope next to the right travel lane has prompted VDOT to close the lane for motorist safety until repairs are complete.

Route 360

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mobile lane closures for road resurfacing on Route 360 between the Piscataway Creek bridge and the Gordons Mill Road intersection. Milling, paving and temporary pavement marking.

Route 606 (Fairfield Lane)

Wednesday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mobile lane closures as crews eradicate existing pavement markings and install temporary markings as part of road resurfacing.

Gloucester County

Mobile Pavement Markings

Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Watch for slow-moving equipment and brief delays as crews refresh pavement markings along the following primary and secondary routes:

Route 3

Route 17

Route 33

Route 198

Route 602

Route 608

Route 623

Route 625

Secondary Road Resurfacing

Wednesday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mobile lane closures along the following routes as crews eradicate existing pavement markings and place temporary pavement markings ahead of upcoming road resurfacing:

Route 606 (Deep Point Lane and Harcum Road)

Route 629 (Paige Road)

Route 1250 (Bellehaven Drive)

King and Queen County

Mobile Pavement Markings

Tuesday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Watch for slow-moving equipment and brief delays as crews refresh pavement markings along the following secondary routes:

Route 603

Route 605

Route 608

Route 610

Route 619

Route 620

Route 631

Route 633

Route 634

Route 678

Route 721

Route 621 (Bruington Road)

Monday – Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. One-way, alternating traffic between Route 14 and Route 360 for pavement marking and application of fresh shoulder stone following recent road resurfacing. A flagging crew will direct drivers through the work zone.

King George County

Route 3

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Mobile single lane closures along Route 3 in King George between the Stafford and Westmoreland county line to install rumble strips along the pavement edge at various locations, and pavement markings.

Route 301 Southbound

Tuesday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Single lane closure near the Route 3 intersection. Crews will be gathering soil samples for a future intersection project.

Route 603 (Fletchers Chapel Road)

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Single lane closure with one-way, alternating traffic. Repairs to bridge over CSX railroad. Flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone.

King William County

Mobile Pavement Markings

Thursday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Watch for slow-moving equipment and brief delays as crews refresh pavement markings along the following secondary routes:

Route 600

Route 604

Route 605

Route 606

Route 611

Route 614

Route 615

Route 619

Route 629

Route 632

Route 647

Route 661

Route 662

Route 701

Route 1002

Route 1003

Route 1004

Route 1006

Route 1010

Lancaster County

Route 604 (Merry Point Road)

Monday – Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Watch for slow-moving equipment and brief delays as crews refresh pavement markings.

Route 608 (Waverly Avenue)

Monday – Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Watch for slow-moving equipment and brief delays as crews refresh pavement markings.

Middlesex County

Route 625 (Bobs Hole Road/Barricks Mill Road) and Route 626 (Wake Road)

Wednesday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mobile lane closures as crews eradicate existing pavement markings and place temporary pavement markings ahead of upcoming road resurfacing.

Mobile Pavement Markings

Monday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Watch for slow-moving equipment and brief delays as crews refresh pavement markings along the following primary and secondary routes:

Route 33

Route 605

Route 610

Route 631

Route 636

Route 640

Route 707

Northumberland County

Route 618 (Fruit Plain Road) and Route 619 (Valley Drive)

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mobile lane closures with one-way, alternating traffic, directed by a flagging crew. Road resurfacing.

Additional Projects in Fredericksburg District

 

Caroline County

Route 1 over South River Bridge Rehabilitation

Construction started in Feb. 2023 on a $4 million project to rehabilitate the Route 1 bridge over the South River, which is located in the Ladysmith area. The condition of the 97-year-old bridge will be improved through substructure and superstructure repairs, and installation of a new, smoother travel surface. Route 1 is reduced to two lanes to accelerate construction. All lanes will reopen in July 2024, when construction is anticipated to be complete.

Route 639 (Ladysmith Road) Widening

Construction is underway to widen Route 639 (Ladysmith Road) to four lanes between I-95 and just west of Route 1. A new raised median will separate eastbound and westbound lanes to allow for improved movement through the corridor. Additional left and right turn lanes will be built on Ladysmith Road at the Route 1 intersection. A shared use path, sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian crossing equipment will be installed. The project is expected to be complete in May 2024.

Essex County

Route 612 (Bestland Road) Bridge Replacement Project

Route 612 (Bestland Road) is closed to through traffic through late June 2023 to replace a bridge over Dragon Run. The project is replacing the previous timber deck bridge with a new 48-foot concrete slab structure on concrete abutments and piles. Click here to view an online detour map.

King George County

Route 206 and Route 218 Turn Lane

This project is building a dedicated right turn lane from westbound Route 206 (Dahlgren Road) to westbound Route 218 (Caledon Road). The existing travel lane will be marked as a through lane to go straight or turn left onto Route 632 (St. Paul’s Road). The project will be complete in October 2023.

Route 301 and the Nice-Middleton Bridge Replacement Project

The new Nice/Middleton Bridge is now open to traffic over the Potomac River. Road work continues on Route 301 near the approaches. Read MDTA’s release here.

King and Queen County and King William County

Route 628 (Dorrell Road/Spring Cottage Road) Bridge Closure

Dorrell Road and Spring Cottage Road are closed at the bridge over the Mattaponi River, located at the King and Queen and King William county line. The road will remain closed until further notice for an emergency bridge repair project. During a routine inspection, crews identified significant deterioration in key bridge elements, and the bridge was closed on March 22, 2023, for motorist safety. Motorists should follow signs posted along the detour route.

Mathews County

 

Route 223 (Old Ferry Road) over Milford Haven at Gwynn’s Island

Temporary traffic signals are installed on Route 223 at each approach to the bridge over Milford Haven. One-way, alternating traffic will remain in place, controlled by the temporary signals, through fall 2023 due to a bridge maintenance project. Bridge openings for marine traffic are currently suspended, but scheduled openings at specific times of day will resume May 8, 2023.

Richmond County

Route 637 (County Bridge Road)

County Bridge Road is closed to through traffic at the bridge over Cat Point Creek due to damage following heavy rain and flooding in summer 2021. A bridge replacement is under construction. County Bridge Road will remain closed to through traffic until the new bridge reopens by April 26, 2024.

Spotsylvania County

I-95 Southbound Exit 126 Off-Ramp and Route 1 Southbound

Construction is underway to build a second right turn lane from the I-95 southbound off-ramp at exit 126 onto Route 1 southbound. Route 1 southbound is being widened from the off-ramp to Southpoint Parkway with an additional turn lane. A second right turn lane is being added from Route 1 southbound to Southpoint Parkway. Traffic islands be be installed along Southpoint Parkway as a safety improvement to allow left turns into driveways but restrict through and left-turning traffic from side streets. Additional right turn lane added to Southpoint Parkway approaching Route 1. Project completion in August 2025.

Route 1 and Market Street

Construction is underway to build triple left turns from westbound Market Street to Route 1 southbound, with a fourth lane on Market Street becoming a shared through/right turn lane. A shared through/right turn lane on Route 1 southbound at the intersection will tie into the I-95 northbound on-ramp at exit 126, south of the intersection. New sidewalks will be added along westbound Market Street, on Route 1 southbound, and along a short area on Route 1 northbound. Crosswalks will span Market Street and Route 1, controlled by pedestrian crossing signal equipment. Project completion in December 2023.

Route 1 and Commonwealth Drive

Be alert for construction activity on Route 1 near the Commonwealth Drive intersection, where work is underway to build a nearly 700-space Park & Ride commuter lot. Be alert for work zone barriers along the shoulders of Route 1, and for lanes shifted east near the Commonwealth Drive intersection. Project completion is anticipated in May 2023.

 

Route 17 (Mills Drive) Overpass Replacement and Widening

Construction started in Dec. 2020 to replace the existing two-lane interstate overpass on Route 17 with a four-lane bridge. Route 17 will be widened to four lanes until just east of the Hospital Boulevard/Germanna Point Drive intersection. Sidewalk, a shared-use path, and pedestrian crossing equipment will be added as part of the project. Improvements will be completed in Feb. 2024.

Route 208 (Courthouse Road) and Hood Drive

On Hood Drive, new right and left turn lanes are under construction at U.S. Veterans Health Administration outpatient clinic under construction. Additional turn lanes will be built on northbound Hood Drive approaching Courthouse Road. A raised median on Hood Drive will separate northbound and southbound traffic between Courthouse Road and McGowan Drive. Additional sidewalk, crosswalks, and pedestrian crossing equipment will be installed at the intersection. Project completion in June 2024.

Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) Widening

Construction recently began to widen Mudd Tavern Road to four lanes between I-95 and Route 1. A new secondary access route, Route 2092, will be built parallel to Mudd Tavern Road, and will connect with South Roxbury Mill Road and Dan Bell Lane. Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road/Morris Road) is reduced to a single lane approaching the traffic signal at the Route 1 intersection through spring 2024 to allow space for widening activities. The project will be complete in May 2025.

Westmoreland County

Route 658 (Monroe Bay Circle)

Route 658 (Monroe Bay Circle) is reduced to a single travel lane with a temporary bridge spanning Monroe Creek. A temporary traffic signal is directing one-way, alternating traffic. The bridge is a temporary measure to maintain traffic flow while a replacement project is advanced. The road was closed to through traffic from late December 2022-March 2023 after a hole formed in the road, following a pipe failure at the crossing of Monroe Creek.

Commuting and Ridesharing Information

 

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Let GWRideConnect help you discover your commuting options, such as carpools, vanpools, and transit. Visit www.gwrideconnect.org or call (540) 373-7665.

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