Area road work this week

by | Jan 22, 2024 | Traffic

I-95 Northbound and Southbound

Exit 126 (Spotsylvania) to Exit 118 (Thornburg)

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Alternating between I-95 northbound and southbound single lane closure at 9 p.m. and double at 10 p.m. for bridge work between mile markers 126-125.

I-95 Northbound

Exit 130 (Route 3) to Exit 133 (Route 17)

Tuesday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Single lane closure on both local and through lanes between mile markers 131-134 for drainage work.

Exit 133 (Falmouth/Warrenton)

Monday – Wednesday, 9 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. Single lane closure between mile markers 132-134 for work zone barrier repair with the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing construction.

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

Monday – Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Single lane closure between mile markers 134-135 for 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension construction.

I-95 Southbound

Exit 133 (Route 17) Off-Ramp to Route 17 Closure & Detour

Monday – Friday, 12 a.m. – 3 a.m. I-95 southbound off-ramp to Route 17 northbound closed. Detour will be to continue to southbound 95 and exit to Route 17 southbound toward Falmouth, make a right on Short Street to Jason Lane and turn left onto Olde Forge Drive and turn left to access northbound Route 17

Caroline County

Route 601

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Single lane closure with flagging east of I-95 for guardrail repair.

Essex County and Richmond County

Downing Bridge

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 7 a.m. Route 360 traffic crossing the Downing Bridge over the Rappahannock River will be reduced to a single lane for bridge maintenance. One-way, alternating traffic will be directed through the work zone assisted by automated flagging devices on the bridge.

Mathews County

Route 3

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lane closure alternating traffic between Route 14 and the Mathews/Gloucester County line, and also between the Middlesex County line and Route 198. Mobile work zone to replace lenses in pavement markers.

Route 198

Monday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lane closure alternating one-way traffic between Route 3 and Route 14, and also Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. between Route 3 and the Gloucester County line. Mobile work zone to replace lenses in pavement markers.

Middlesex County

Route 3

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lane closure alternating traffic between Route 33 and Mathews County line. Mobile work zone to replace lenses in pavement markers.

Northumberland County

Route 360

Sunday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mobile work zone to replace lenses in pavement markers along Route 202 and between Route 210 and Route 639 (Cedar Point Road).

Spotsylvania County

Route 3 Westbound

Sunday – Thursday, 10 p.m. – 9 a.m. Single lane closure at the I-95 overpass for guardrail repair.

Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road)

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Paving. Alternating single lane closures on Route 606 between I-95 and Taverneer Lane.

Route 711 (Southpoint Parkway)

Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Single lane closure for bridge demo work between Route 1 and Pacific Drive.

Guardrail Repair

Monday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Guardrail repair. Expect flagging operations with alternating one-way traffic on the following routes:

  • Route 620 (Spotswood Furnace Road) near Route 618
  • Route 658 (Mount Olive Road) at the North Anna Bridge
  • Route 673 (Piedmont Drive) near Deerskin Drive

Stafford County

Route 17

Sunday – Thursday, 9 p.m. – 7 a.m. Alternating single northbound and southbound lane closures on Route 17 at the bridge over Deep Run. Bridge maintenance.

Route 17 Southbound

Sunday – Friday, 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. Alternating lane closures between Sanford Drive and Short Street for paving.

Centreport Parkway

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Single lane closure with flagging near Mountain View Road for guardrail repair.

Short Street

Monday – Friday, midnight – 3 a.m. Short Street will be closed overnight for milling and paving. Detour will direct drivers to continue south on Route 17 Business to Olde Forge Drive, where travelers can access Thomas Lane to return to Short Street.

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Alternating lane closures between Route 17 and Thomas Lane for paving.

Route 610 Westbound

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Single lane closure with flagging near Aquia Creek for guardrail repair.

Route 684 Southbound

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Single lane closure for guardrail repair near Costal Avenue.

Westmoreland County

Route 3

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lane closure with one-way, alternating traffic between King George County line and Route 1202 (Alma Lane). Mobile work zone to replace lenses in pavement markers.

Additional Projects in Fredericksburg District


Caroline County

Route 1 over South River Bridge Rehabilitation

Construction is substantially complete on a $4 million project to rehabilitate the Route 1 bridge over the South River, which is located in the Ladysmith area. The project improved the condition of the 97-year-old bridge through substructure and superstructure repairs, and installation of a new concrete travel surface. All four lanes of Route 1 have reopened.

Route 2

Crews installed temporary traffic signals on Route 2 at the bridge over Bowie’s Pond to alternate, one-way traffic for maintenance project. Route 2 traffic will remain in this work zone pattern through spring 2024. Read the news release here.

Route 639 (Ladysmith Road) Widening

Construction is substantially complete to widen Route 639 (Ladysmith Road) to four lanes between I-95 and just west of Route 1, with all new travel lanes open. Final construction activities are underway. All work will be complete by May 2024.

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 spring 2025 while a bridge superstructure replacement 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.

King William County

Route 604 (Herring Creek Road)

Herring Creek Road is closed to through traffic between Route 628 (Dorrell Road) and Route 600 (W. River Road) through early March 2024. Crews are addressing bridge scour, which is the erosion of soil around a bridge’s foundation. Addressing the scour improves the bridge condition and ensures it remains open to carry vehicles of all weights. Motorists should follow signs posted along the detour route.

Route 629 (Jacks Creek Road)

A portion of Jacks Creek Road is closed through Jan. 2024 for the installation of a concrete box culvert. The project is replacing the existing culvert, which consists of three corrugated metal drainage pipes built in 1943. A detour is in place.

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 2024.

Spotsylvania County

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

A second right turn lane is under construction 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 exiting from side streets. Additional right turn lane added to Southpoint Parkway to Route 1 southbound. Project completion in Aug. 2025.

Route 3 and Orange Plank Road

Construction is underway to modify the intersection of Route 3 and Orange Plank Rd. to a new traffic pattern to enhance safety, improve traffic flow, and reduce conflict points. Project completion in spring 2024.

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 is being widened to four lanes until just east of the Hospital Boulevard/Germanna Point Drive intersection. A shared-use path, sidewalk, and pedestrian crossing equipment will be added as part of the project. Project contract completion is Feb. 2024.

Route 208 (Courthouse Road) and Hood Drive

Hood Drive is reduced to a single lane between Route 1 and Route 208 (Courthouse Road), carrying only northbound traffic. Southbound traffic should follow the posted detour along Courthouse Road and Route 1 southbound. New right and left turn lanes are under construction at an entrance to a future U.S. Veterans Health Administration outpatient clinic. 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

Mudd Tavern Road is being widened 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 621 (North Tidwells Road) Bridge Replacement

North Tidwells Road is closed for a bridge replacement project over an unnamed tributary of the Lower Machodoc Creek. The road will be closed to traffic at the bridge until Jan. 2024. The project is replacing an existing timber deck bridge with a new concrete structure on concrete abutments and piles. Vehicles of all legal weights will be able to cross the new bridge. A detour route is posted.

Route 658 (Monroe Bay Circle)

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 bridge replacement project is advanced.

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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