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Area road work this week

by | Jul 31, 2023 | Traffic

I-95 Northbound

Exit 110 (Ladysmith) to Exit 118 (Thornburg)

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Single and double lane closures for milling and paving work at mile markers 111-112, near the Ladysmith interchange.

Exit 118 (Thornburg) to Exit 126 (Spotsylvania)

Tuesday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Single and double lane closures for milling and paving work at mile markers 118-120, near the Thornburg interchange.

Exit 133 (Falmouth/Warrenton) to Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway)

Monday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Construction for 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension. Single lane closure at 9 p.m. and double lane closure at 10 p.m. Full traffic stops between midnight-3 a.m. for up to 30-min. intervals.

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

Thursday – Saturday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Construction for 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension. Single lane closure.

Exit 140 (Courthouse Road) to Exit 143 (Aquia/Garrisonville)

Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Construction for 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension. Single lane closure.

I-95 Southbound

Exit 148 (Quantico Marine Corps Base) to Exit 143 (Aquia/Garrisonville)

Wednesday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Construction for 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension. Single lane closure.

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

Monday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Construction for 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension. Single lane closure at 9 p.m. and double lane closure at 10 p.m. Full traffic stops between midnight-3 a.m. for up to 30-min. intervals.

Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to Exit 133 (Falmouth/Warrenton)

Monday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 10 a.m. and Thursday – Friday, 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Construction for 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension. Single lane closure.

Exit 126 (Spotsylvania) to Exit 118 (Thornburg)

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

Exit 110 (Ladysmith) to Exit 104 (Carmel Church)

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Milling and paving. Single and double lane closures for mobile operation to mill and pave at mile markers 108-104.

Stafford County

Exit 133: I-95 Southbound Off-Ramp to Route 17 Northbound

Wednesday – Thursday, 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. Ramp closure. The off-ramp from I-95 southbound to Route 17 northbound (exit 133B) toward Warrenton will be closed Wednesday night into early Thursday. Closing the ramp will allow crews to shift traffic on this ramp into its new pattern, controlled by a new traffic signal. Read the news release on this new ramp traffic pattern and traffic signal at the intersection with Route 17 northbound. View the new pattern. A detour will be posted for drivers exiting I-95 southbound seeking Route 17 northbound:

 

  • Exit 133A to Route 17 Business (Falmouth)
  • Short Street
  • Thomas Lane
  • Olde Forge Drive to Route 17 northbound

Route 1 Southbound

Tuesday – Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Single lane closure between South Campus Boulevard and Hospital Center Boulevard for permit work.

Route 17 Northbound and Southbound near I-95 Exit 133

Sunday – Friday, 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. Single lane closures on Route 17 northbound and southbound between Sanford Drive/South Gateway Drive and Short Street. Traffic signal construction for the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing. Starting late Sunday, July 30, a new traffic signal on Route 17 northbound will begin to flash to allow drivers to adjust to its presence. The signal will go into full color operation overnight Wednesday, Aug. 2, and will be active for the morning commute on Thursday, Aug. 3. Read the news release and view the new pattern.

Route 17 Northbound and Southbound

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 7 a.m. Guardrail repair at multiple locations along Route 17 northbound and southbound in Stafford. Mobile work. Single lane closures.

Route 628 (American Legion Road)

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. One-way, alternating traffic near I-95 overpass. 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension construction.

Spotsylvania County

Route 1

Tuesday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Single lane closure on Route 1 northbound and southbound for traffic signal permit work between Hood Drive and Market Street. New signal installation for future Veterans Health Administration clinic.

Route 1 Southbound

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Single lane closure between River Run Parkway and Stonebridge Court for permit work.

Route 3 at Orange Plank Road

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lane closures at the intersection for traffic signal work. Construction begins this week to modify the Route 3 and Orange Plank Road intersection. The project will install a new traffic pattern to improve traffic flow and reduce conflict points that contribute to crashes. New signs, traffic signal equipment, and pavement markings will be installed to align with the new configuration. Work will be completed in late fall 2023. Read the news release.

Route 17 (Mills Drive)

Sunday – Tuesday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Single lane closure between Germanna Point Drive/Hospital Boulevard and Cosner Drive/Old Dominion Parkway for shoulder paving. Flagging crew will direct traffic through the work zone.

Route 208 (Courthouse Road)

Monday – Friday, 8 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 through the work zone by a flagging crew.

Route 610 (Brock Road)

Monday – Friday, 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Milling and paving between Herndon Road and Route 3 with one-way, alternating traffic directed through the work zone by a flagging crew.

Route 612 (Pawmunkey Road)

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Milling and paving between Route 606 and Route 608 (Massaponax Church Road) with one-way, alternating traffic directed through the work zone by a flagging crew.

Route 627 (Gordon Road)

Sunday – Friday, 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pavement marking work between Route 3 and Smith Station Road with one-way, alternating traffic directed by a flagging crew through the work zone.

Route 636 (Hood Drive)

One-way traffic pattern on Hood Drive through June 2024. This is to provide space for crews to widen the road and add turn lanes at several intersections. Read the news release.

Route 711 (Southpoint Parkway)

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Single lane closure on Southpoint Parkway between Route 1 southbound and Pacific Drive as part of a widening project.

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 605 (Paige Road)

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. One-way alternating traffic directed by flagging crew for pavement marking 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.

Essex County

Route 17 Northbound

Sunday – Thursday, 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. Alternating lane closures on Route 17 northbound over Mt. Landing Creek in Tappahannock for bridge maintenance.

Gloucester County

Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway)

Sunday – 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.

Route 1320 (Timberneck Road)

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Pavement markings. Mobile operation with one-way alternating traffic directed by a flagging crew between Route 636 and cul-de-sac.

Secondary Road Resurfacing

Wednesday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Alternating lane closures with flagging on the following routes for milling and paving:

Route 1002 (Walker Avenue), between Main St. and end-of-state maintenance

Route 1014 (Lewis Avenue), between Main St. and end-of-state maintenance

Route 1024 (Beehive Drive) between Route 17 and end-of-state maintenance

Secondary Road Resurfacing

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Alternating lane closures with flagging on the following routes to apply surface treatment:

Route 613 (South Plantation Road)

Route 631 (Gum Fork Road)

Route 664 (Oscar Road)

Route 679 (Fox Mill Court)

Route 684 (Starvation Road)

Route 737 (Shady Lane)

King George County

Route 301 near Nice/Middleton Bridge

Monday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Single lane closure northbound and southbound on Route 301 between Roseland Road and Barnsfield Road for final construction activities associated with new Nice/Middleton Bridge.

Wendover Subdivision

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mobile operation with flagging to direct traffic through the work zone for pavement marking on various routes in Wendover subdivision.

Secondary Road Resurfacing

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Alternating lane closures with flagging on the following routes to apply surface treatment:

Route 601 (Gera Road)

Route 610 (Millbank Road)

Route 616 (Washington Mill Road)

Route 642 (Eagles Nest Lane/Fitzhugh Lane)

Route 651 (Valley Hill Loop)

Roue 652 (Roseland Road)

Route 663 (Choptank Loop)

Route 682 (Eagles Nest Lane)

Route 687 (Woodstock Road)

Route 695 (Goby Lane)

Route 712 (Fence Road)

Route 713 (Jones Court)

Route 1115 (Strawberry Lane)

Route 1206 (Allen Avenue)

Lancaster County

Route 354 (River Road)

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mobile operation with one-way alternating traffic directed by a flagging crew for pavement marking between Route 201 (White Chapel Road) and Route 638 (Belle Isle Road).

Middlesex County

Route 3 (Greys Point Road)

Sunday – Wednesday, 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Alternating lane closure with flagging crews directing traffic through the work zone between the end of Norris Bridge and Route 33 (General Puller Highway).

Westmoreland County

Route 205 (James Monroe Highway)

Sunday – Wednesday, 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. Mobile lane closures for pavement marking 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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