Route 17–Mills Drive–traffic will move at I-95 overpass in Spotsy late week

by | Feb 13, 2024 | Traffic

Travelers on Route 17 (Mills Drive) in Spotsylvania County will be shifted into a temporary traffic pattern this week near the Interstate 95 overpass.

Starting this Friday, traffic on southbound Route 17 will be shifted slightly to the right to cross the new overpass of I-95.  Traffic will remain in the new pattern until construction is complete on the road widening and bridge replacement project underway. Travel lanes are shifting to provide construction crews space to finish building the median of the new four-lane interstate overpass.  Northbound Route 17 traffic will continue to cross the original I-95 overpass.

Construction on the $23.5 million project began in Dec. 2020 and was scheduled to be completed in late February 2024. Completion of the project is now anticipated in May 2024.

As part of the project, a shared-use path is being built along the southern side of Route 17 and sidewalk is being built along the northern side of Route 17. Pedestrian crossing equipment and crosswalks will be added at crossing locations.

This Friday, motorists on Route 17 will encounter lane closures and brief delays between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the project work zone as traffic is shifted into the new pattern. Travelers should follow traffic control direction from crews on scene.

Motorists will be guided by signs, pavement markings, barrels, and construction barriers as they navigate the work zone and new temporary traffic pattern.

Work has been scheduled weather permitting. Check 511Virginia for updated lane closure information.

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