Full traffic stops and ramp closures on I-95 overnight this week

by | May 23, 2023 | Traffic

Overnight travelers on Interstate 95 are advised that full traffic stops and several I-95 ramp closures are scheduled this week in the Fredericksburg area as construction continues to improve the interstate.

Travelers with destinations outside the Fredericksburg area are encouraged to seek alternate routes to avoid overnight delays.

To relieve congestion in the Fredericksburg area, crews are working on separate projects to open a 10-mile extension of 95 Express Lanes and complete three additional northbound lanes across the Rappahannock River.

Most lane closures will be lifted on Virginia highways from noon Friday, May 26, to noon Tuesday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday travel weekend.

Through early Friday, I-95 northbound will be reduced to a single lane overnight near exit 133 (Route 17) to exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) in Stafford County to install overhead signs.

Between midnight and 3 a.m., crews will stop all I-95 northbound traffic north of the exit 133 interchange intermittently for up to 30 minutes at a time. All I-95 northbound lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. each morning.

The exit 133 on-ramp to I-95 northbound will close each evening this week. Route 17 northbound and southbound traffic will not be able to access the on-ramp to I-95 northbound from midnight to 3 a.m. Drivers should use the most convenient alternate interchange to access I-95 northbound during these hours, either exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg or exit 136.

From 10 p.m. Tuesday night, May 23, through 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, the I-95 southbound off-ramp at exit 130 to Route 3 eastbound toward downtown Fredericksburg will close overnight for pavement repair. The ramp will close again the following night, from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 4:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25. Drivers will be detoured to use the exit 130 off-ramp to Route 3 westbound and U-turn at Carl D. Silver Parkway to access Route 3 eastbound.

I-95 Travel Information

Overnight I-95 lane closures will continue in the Fredericksburg area during 2023 for both the express lanes and the Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing projects.

Drivers are encouraged to check 511Virginia.org for real-time updates on lane closures for work zones and traffic conditions. And, check VDOT’s list of scheduled lane closures for the Fredericksburg region posted each Friday afternoon.

Follow VDOT Fredericksburg District on Twitter @VaDOTFRED or join the Facebook Fredericksburg District group page for additional travel updates.

Improve 95 Program Background

The extended 95 Express Lanes are scheduled to open to traffic in late 2023, with project completion in spring 2024. The 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project will extend the express lanes from south of exit 143 (Route 610) to the vicinity of exit 133 (Route 17), with three new access points at exit 148 (Quantico), exit 140 (Courthouse Road) and exit 133.

Transurban is building the express lanes extension as a public-private project with its design-built contractor Branch-Flatiron Joint Venture.

When the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project is completed by May 2024, six northbound lanes will span over the Rappahannock River between exit 130 (Route 3) and exit 133. As part of the project, a fourth I-95 northbound auxiliary lane is under construction from exit 133 to exit 136 (Centreport Parkway).

For more information on other construction projects on I-95 in the Fredericksburg area, please visit www.Improve95.org.

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