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Area road work this week

by | Jul 10, 2023 | Traffic

I-95 Northbound

Exit 110 (Ladysmith) to Exit 118 (Thornburg)

Sunday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Alternating lane closures for milling and paving work at mile markers 111 to 112.

Exit 130 (Route 3) to Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)

Monday – Wednesday, 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Double lane closures at mile markers 132 to 134 for overhead sign erection for 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension construction.

Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to Exit 143 (Aquia/Garrisonville)

Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Single lane closure for guardrail work at mile markers 138 to 139.

I-95 Southbound

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

Monday – Tuesday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. Single lane closure at mile markers 138 to 137 for overhead sign work for 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension construction.

Exit 140 (Courthouse Road)

Tuesday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. and Thursday – Friday, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. and Friday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Single lane closure for bridge work.

Exit 126 (Spotsylvania) to Exit 118 (Thornburg)

Monday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Single and double lane closures at mile markers 125 to 124. Single lane closure begins at 9 p.m. followed by double lane closures at 10 p.m. Construction to replace the Route 17 (Mills Drive) overpass of I-95.

Monday – Wednesday, Midnight – 4:30 a.m. Slow roll of traffic with a full, brief traffic stop during these hours at mile markers 125 to 124 to move a construction crane into position. Traffic may be stopped up to a maximum of 30 minutes.

Exit 118 (Thornburg) to Exit 110 (Ladysmith)

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Alternating lane closures for milling and paving work at mile markers 117-116.

Stafford County

Route 17 Northbound near I-95

Sunday – Friday, 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. Single lane closure between Sanford Drive and Short Street for traffic signal work.

Short Street

Monday – Friday, 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Short Street between Route 17 Business and Thomas Lane. Starting at midnight until 3 a.m., Short Street will be closed overnight for pipe replacement. Detour will direct drivers to continue south on Route 17 Business to Olde Forge Drive. Click here to view an online map.

Spotsylvania County

Route 208 (Courthouse Road)

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Milling and paving between Route 601 (Lawyers Road) and Route 691 (Black Rock Drive) with one-way, alternating traffic, directed by a flagging crew through the work zone.

Route 627 (Gordon Road)

Sunday – Thursday, 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. Milling and paving between Route 3 and Smith Station Road with one-way, alternating traffic, directed by a flagging crew through the work zone.

Pamunkey Road

Sunday – Thursday, 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. and Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Milling and paving between Post Oak Road and W. Catharpin Road with one-way, alternating traffic, directed by a flagging crew through the work zone.

Route 608 (Massaponax Church Road)

Will be closed to through traffic between Hickory Ridge Road and Burrell Drive for a pipe replacement on Monday, July 10 through Thursday, July 13, weather permitting. The road will be closed with a posted detour between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on these four consecutive days. Signs will guide motorists along the recommended detour route, which includes:

Hickory Ridge Road

Route 1

Massaponax Church Road

The pipe replacement has been scheduled to occur before upcoming paving on Massaponax Church Road later this year. The road will be paved from Route 1 to Hickory Ridge Road during 2023, with specific work dates to be announced.

Caroline County

 

Route 1 Northbound and Southbound

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pipe work on Route 1 with single lane closures near Ladysmith Road and Collins Boulevard.

Route 17 Northbound

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Single lane closure for guardrail installation at the Essex County line.

Route 207 Westbound

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Alternating lane closures on Route 207 westbound at the bridge over Polecat Creek for bridge maintenance work.

Route 605 (Paige Road)

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. One-way alternating traffic directed by flagging crew for surface treatment work between Route 638 (South River Road) and Route 2.

Route 639 (Ladysmith Road)

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shoulder closures for construction. All eastbound traffic between Allen Street and Green Road was recently shifted to a new road alignment to allow construction to continue on the widening project.

Route 658 (Jericho Road)

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. One-way alternating traffic directed by flagging crew for surface treatment work between Ladysmith Road and Hewlett Road.

Essex County

Route 17 Northbound

Tuesday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Alternating lane closures on Route 17 northbound bridge over Mount Landing Creek between the Caroline County line and the town of Tappahannock for bridge maintenance work.

Gloucester County

Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway)

Monday – Thursday, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. Alternating lane closures for milling and paving between Fields Landing Road and the end of the Coleman Bridge. Flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone.

Route 216 (Guinea Road)

Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Reconstructive maintenance work to strengthen the travel surface of Route 216 (Guinea Road). One-way, alternating traffic on Guinea Road between Route 17 and Maryus Road. Read the release here.

King George County

Route 301 Business Northbound and Southbound

Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Alternating single lane closures for material testing between University Drive and Market Center. Flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone.

King William County

Route 30 (King William Avenue/Main Street)

Tuesday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mobile work zone with single lane closures for pavement marking placement between Industrial Park Drive and Route 33 (14th Street). Flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone.

Middlesex County

Route 3 (Greys Point Road)

Sunday – Thursday, 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. Alternating lane closure with flagging crews directing traffic through work zone between the end of Norris Bridge and General Puller Highway.

Pavement Markings

Monday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mobile operation with alternating lane closures for pavement marking work with flaggers directing traffic on the following routes:

Route 17 (Tidewater Trail) near Route 17 Business

Route 227 (Urbanna Road) near Route 33 ( General Puller Highway)

Northumberland County

Secondary Road Resurfacing

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mobile lane closures for road resurfacing. Flaggers will direct alternating one-way traffic in the work zone on the following routes:

Route 618 (Fruit Plain Road)

Route 619 (Valley Drive)

Route 1121 (Henrys View Lane)

Westmoreland County

Route 205 (James Monroe Highway)

Monday – Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mobile lane closures for pavement markings and rumble strip placement between Westmoreland/King George County line and Route 3 (Kings Highway). Flaggers will direct traffic in the work zone.

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/Spring Cottage Road is 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 while a bridge repair project is designed and constructed. During a routine inspection, crews identified significant deterioration in key bridge elements, and the bridge was closed in March 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 have resumed at six scheduled times a day.

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 will 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 early June 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 the 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 sidewalks, 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. Project completion 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

 

GWRideConnect is a free ridesharing information and matching service for the Fredericksburg area, part of the George Washington Regional Commission.

 

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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