Area Road Work This Week

VDOT HOT SPOTS IN THE FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
August 6 – August 12, 2017

All work has been scheduled weather permitting. Real-time information on work zones and lane closures is available on 511Virginia.

Stafford County

Interstate 95 Southbound
(New) Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m. A single lane on I-95 southbound near Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) will be blocked to allow crews to inspect the bridge over the Potomac Creek. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control. Expect brief delays
(New) Tuesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 5 a.m. A single, left lane on I-95 southbound near Exit 133 (Route 17/Falmouth) will be blocked to allow crews to take soil samples. Expect brief delays.
(New) Wednesday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 7 a.m. A single, left lane on I-95 southbound near Exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville) will be blocked to allow crews to remove concrete barriers as part of the Express Lanes southern terminus extension. Expect brief delays.

Interstate 95 Northbound
(New) Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m. A single lane on I-95 northbound near Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) will be blocked to allow crews to inspect the bridge over the Potomac Creek. Virginia State Police will assist with traffic control. Expect brief delays
(New) Thursday, 9 p.m.˗˗ 4:30 a.m. A single, left lane on I-95 northbound near Exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville) will be blocked to allow crews to remove concrete barriers as part of the Express Lanes southern terminus extension. Expect brief delays.

Route 1
(Update) Sunday ˗˗ Friday, 7:30 p.m. ˗˗ 5:30 a.m. Expect alternating, single lane closures on Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) between Manning Drive and Layhill Road for a milling and paving operation. Expect brief delays.
(Update) Sunday ˗˗ Saturday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4 a.m. A single, right lane on Route 1 northbound and southbound will be closed to allow crews to work on water and sewer lines from Bells Hill Road to Courthouse Road. This is a Stafford County project.
(New) Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m .˗˗ 2 p.m. A single, right lane will be blocked on northbound Route 1 from Little Forest Church Road to Kings Crest Drive for pipe replacement. Expect brief delays.

Route 17 Northbound
(New) Tuesday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 5 a.m. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane on Route 17 northbound near the I-95 on and off-ramps to allow crews to lift large construction equipment over concrete barriers. All ramps will remain open and traffic will be diverted around the work zone. Expect brief delays.

Route 610 (Garrisonville Road)
(New) Sunday ˗˗ Friday, 8 p.m. ˗˗ 5 a.m. Motorists can expect alternating, single lane closures overnight on Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) from Shenandoah Lane to Travis Lane to allow crews to repair asphalt patches to the existing roadway. This work is connected to the Stafford County widening of Garrisonville Road.

Route 627 (Mountain View Road)
(New) Monday ˗˗ Friday, 8 a.m. ˗˗ 5 p.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Mountain View Road between Wood Drive and Pickett Lane for a paving operation and to allow crews to place shoulder stone. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone, one lane at a time. Expect delays.

Route 630 (Courthouse Road)
(Update) Monday ˗˗ Thursday, 8 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. ˗˗ 12 p.m. Expect alternating, one-way traffic on Courthouse Road between Austin Ridge Drive and Ramoth Church Road for clearing, tree trimming, grading and pipe work. This work is part of the project to widen the road. Flaggers will direct motorists through the work zone. Expect delays.
(Update) Sunday ˗˗ Saturday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4 a.m. Traffic will be alternated on Courthouse Road from Red Oak Drive to Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) for waterline work. Stafford County has restoration project underway. Flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone. Expect overnight delays.

Secondary Route Restriping
Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures or alternating traffic with flagging operations on various, low-volume secondary routes throughout Stafford County. Crews are restriping existing line markings on various roads. Motorists should expect slow moving construction equipment and delays near the mobile work zone. Motorists are encouraged to avoid crossing over freshly painted lines. The paint will be wet and may adhere to vehicle. The mobile work zone will periodically pull over to allow congestion to clear.

Routine Maintenance
Monday − Friday, 6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Stay alert for mobile lane closures. Crews will perform routine maintenance activities at the following locations:

• Route 601 (Hollywood Farm Road) ˗˗ ditch cleaning
• Route 603 (Caisson Road) ˗˗ brush removal, ditch cleaning
• Route 630 (Courthouse Road) ˗˗ mowing

City of Fredericksburg

Interstate 95 Southbound
(New) Monday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 5 a.m. A single, left lane on I-95 southbound will be blocked near Exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) to allow crews to take soil samples. Expect brief delays.

Fall Hill Avenue
(Update) Monday ˗˗ Tuesday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 3 p.m. Expect intermittent, single lane closures on Fall Hill Avenue to allow crews to make repairs to asphalt, curb and gutters. Expect brief delays.

Spotsylvania County

Interstate 95 Southbound
Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m. Two lanes on I-95 southbound at the Ni River Bridge will be closed to allow crews to continue the bridge improvement project. The Ni River Bridge is located at mile marker 121, just south of Exit 126/Massaponax. A single lane will be closed at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes will be open to traffic by 4:30 a.m. each day. Motorists should expect overnight delays.

Interstate 95 Northbound
Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 p.m. ˗˗ 4:30 a.m. Two lanes on I-95 northbound at the Ni River Bridge will be closed to allow crews to continue the bridge improvement project. The Ni River Bridge is located at mile marker 121, just north of Exit 118/Thornburg. A single lane will be closed at 9 p.m. followed by a double lane closure at 10 p.m. All lanes will be open to traffic by 4:30 a.m. each day. Motorists should expect overnight delays.

Route 1 at Harrison Road
(New) Monday ˗˗ Tuesday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 2:30 p.m. A single, left lane on Route 1 northbound will be blocked near Harrison Road for construction activities as part of the intersection improvement project. Expect brief delays.

Route 3
(New) Sunday ˗˗ Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ˗˗ 5:30 a.m. Expect single, alternating lane closures on westbound Route 3 from Gordon Road to Spotswood Furnace Lane for a milling and paving operation. Flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone. Expect brief overnight delays.

Route 620 (Harrison Road)
Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 5:30 p.m. All lanes will remain open on Harrison Road near Route 1 but work will continue behind construction barrels as part of the project to build new turn lanes and improve the Route 1 and Harrison Road intersection.

Route 608 (Massaponax Church Road)
A section of Massaponax Church Road remains closed. Message boards are posted along the detour route on Massaponax Church Road, Route 1 and Route 17. A county capital project is underway to improve Massaponax Church Road near Route 17 (Mills Drive). Crews are working to improve the roadway alignment by removing two sharp, blind curves and adding shoulders. Drainage improvements will also be made. The section of road is expected to remain closed till August 29.

Route 647 (Blaydes Corner Road)
(New) Saturday ˗˗ Sunday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 7 p.m. Traffic will be alternating, one-way traffic on Blaydes Corner Road near Marye Road to allow crews to install guardrail. Flaggers will direct drivers through the work zone. Expect delays.

Subdivision Street Paving
(New) Thursday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m .˗˗ 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures or alternating traffic with flagging operations in several neighborhoods in the Lee’s Hill area off Mine Road for a paving operation. Crews will begin by working to repair pavement in Arrington Heights, Watford Village, Cavalry Ridge and Lee’s Crossing subdivisions. This project will improve the ride for motorists and enhance the condition of the streets with new asphalt after pavement repairs are made. Expect brief delays.

Secondary Route Restriping
(New) Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures or alternating traffic with flagging operations on various, low-volume secondary routes throughout Spotsylvania County. Crews will begin a project to restripe existing line markings on various roads. Motorists should expect slow moving construction equipment and delays near the mobile work zone. Motorists are encouraged to avoid crossing over freshly painted lines. The paint will be wet and may adhere to vehicle. The mobile work zone will periodically pull over to allow congestion to clear.

Routine Maintenance
Monday − Friday, 6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Stay alert for mobile lane closures. Crews will perform routine maintenance activities at the following locations:

• Route 208 (Courthouse Road) ˗˗ ditch cleaning and maintenance work
• Route 608 (Benchmark Road) ˗˗ vegetation control
• Route 636 (Mine Road) ˗˗ vegetation control
• Route 638 (Lansdowne Road) ˗˗ vegetation control
• Route 738 (Partlow Road) ˗˗ brush removal
• Route 1377 (Meekins Drive) ˗˗ pipe repairs

Caroline County

Route 603 (County Line Church Road)
(New) Monday ˗˗ Wednesday, 6 a.m. ˗˗ 2:30 p.m. A section of County Line Church Road from Cedon Road to Quarters Road will be closed for pipe replacement. Motorists should seek an alternate route.

Town of Bowling Green Sidewalk Project
Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 6 p.m. A concrete sidewalk repair project is underway on Main Street in the Town of Bowling Green through August 21. Pedestrians can expect to see work on both sides of Main Street between East Broaddus Avenue and Milford Street. They will always have access to a sidewalk along one side of Main Street.

Routine Maintenance
Monday − Friday, 6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Stay alert for mobile lane closures. Crews will perform routine maintenance activities at the following locations:

• Route 601 (Golansville Road) ˗˗ maintenance work
• Route 601 (Penola Road) ˗˗ maintenance work
• Route 601 (Reedy Mill Road) ˗˗ brush removal
• Route 609 (Macedonia Road) ˗˗ ditch cleaning operations
• Route 627 (Mattaponi Trail Road) ˗˗ brush removal
• Route 643 (File Road) ˗˗ brush removal
• Route 644 (Bagby Road) ˗˗ brush removal
• Route 646 (Fork Bridge Road) ˗˗ brush removal
• Route 663 (Shuman’s Road) ˗˗ brush removal
• Route 721 (Sparta Road) ˗˗ brush removal

Essex County

Route 17 Southbound
(New) Sunday ˗˗ Thursday, 7 p.m. ˗˗ 6 a.m. Expect alternating, single lane closures on Route 17 southbound from White Oak Drive to Richmond Beach Road for a paving operation. Expect brief overnight delays.

Route 17 near the Downing Bridge
Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗2 p.m. Motorists should be alert for a mobile work zone with crews and construction equipment at various locations along Route 17 between Queen Street and Richmond Beach Road. Crews will make repairs to the handicapped accessible sidewalk ramps and pedestrian crossings in the town of Tappahannock. There may be temporary, intermittent lane closures with this work.

Secondary Route Paving
(New) Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate lane closures or alternating traffic with flagging operations on various low volume secondary routes throughout Essex County for a paving operation. Routes to be surfaced treated over the week include: 631, 632 and 659.

King George County

Route 301 (James Madison Parkway) near Commerce Drive (Gate B at Dahlgren)
Monday ˗˗ Friday, 9 a.m. ˗˗ 3:30 p.m. A single right lane on northbound Route 301 (James Madison Parkway) will be blocked near Commerce Drive and Potomac Drive with construction underway to extend the existing right lane from northbound Route 301 to the Gate B entrance to Naval Support Activity South Potomac at Dahlgren.

Route 625 (Salem Church Road)
Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 5:30 p.m. Motorists can expect one-way traffic controlled by flaggers on a portion of Route 625 (Salem Church Road), east of Route 650 (Welcome Lane). Crews are working to realign, widen and improve drainage along Salem Church Road.

Northumberland County

Route 360 at Academic Lane
Monday ˗˗ Friday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 5:30 p.m. Expect alternating, single lane closures and flagging operations at the intersection of Route 360 (Northumberland Highway) and Academic Lane as work continues to improve and widen the intersection.

Richmond County

Route 3 (Historyland Highway)
Monday ˗˗ Wednesday, 7 a.m. ˗˗ 7 p.m. Expect alternating, single lane closures on Route 3 (Historyland Highway) near Route 360 (Richmond Road) and Richmond Hill Road for a paving operation.

Highway Improvement Projects

City of Fredericksburg

Interstate 95 at Route 3 (Exit 130)
Construction is underway to improve safety on Interstate 95 and Route 3 at the Exit 130 interchange in the city of Fredericksburg. The project will modify the interchange ramps and lower crash risk by eliminating conflict points where vehicles currently merge and weave. Motorists should be prepared for lane closures, construction activity, and temporary traffic shifts on Route 3 and I-95 at Exit 130 through January 2019, when the project is expected to be complete.

Route 1 Bridge Rehabilitation Project at Hazel Run
Work to improve the Route 1 bridge over Hazel Run in the city of Fredericksburg is underway. The bridge is located on Route 1 between Idlewood Boulevard and Kings Mill Drive. Motorists should be alert to construction equipment and crews working along the shoulder until early spring. All travel lanes will be open in the work zone. The bridge rehabilitation project is expected to be complete in May 2017.

Stafford County

I-95 Express Lanes Southern Terminus Extension
Construction is underway to extend 95 Express Lanes in Stafford County. The approximate 2.5 mile extension will carry traffic beyond the flyover ramp where 95 Express Lanes currently end, just north of Exit 143/Route 610 (Garrisonville Road). The new southbound exit ramp is scheduled to open by early 2018, and the northbound entrance ramp will open in summer 2018.

I-95/Route 630 (Courthouse Road) Widening and Interchange Relocation
Preliminary geotechnical work is underway on a project to improve the I-95 interchange at Exit 140 (Route 630/Courthouse Road). The project includes building a diverging diamond interchange at Exit 140, relocating the Courthouse Rd. and Rt. 1 intersection to the south to align with Hospital Center Boulevard, widen Courthouse Rd. to four lanes, and add a traffic signal at the entrance to Colonial Forge High School. Construction to widen Courthouse Road will begin in summer 2017, and the entire project is expected to be complete by summer 2020.

Route 610 Widening Project
Stafford County is widening Route 610 from four to six lanes between Onville Road and Eustace Road. Utility relocation is underway.

Spotsylvania County

Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) Interstate 95 Overpass Replacement and Road Improvements
The project to build a new I-95 overpass on Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road), provide improvements to interstate ramps, Mudd Tavern Road east of I-95 and Mallard Road is underway. Motorists should be alert to construction crews and equipment on I-95 between mile marker 119 and Exit 118 (Route 606/Thornburg), Mudd Tavern Road, and Mallard Road. Construction for the $22.4 million project is expected to be complete by September 2019.
Route 1 and Route 620 (Harrison Road)
Construction to build additional turn lanes and extend existing turn lanes is underway at the intersection of Route 1 and Harrison Road. Motorists should be alert for construction crews and equipment. Project completion is May 2018.

Route 1 and Route 632 (Hickory Ridge Road)
Construction is underway at the intersection of Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) and Route 632 (Hickory Ridge Road) to improve traffic flow by adding and extending turn lanes. Motorists should be alert to crews working along the shoulders at the intersection. Project completion is July 11, 2017.

Caroline County

Route 17 and Route 301 Intersection
Crews are upgrading the existing signal equipment at the intersection of Route 17 (Tidewater Trail) and Route 301 (A.P. Hill Boulevard). The modernized signal equipment will be fastened to mast arms from signal poles and will be aligned properly with the travel lanes. Most construction work will occur outside of travel lanes until spring 2017. The project is expected to be complete in fall 2017.

Route 662 (Gregory Road) Bridge Replacement
Crews will begin replacing the structurally deficient bridge over Reedy Creek on Gregory Road. A detour will be in place for approximately six weeks while construction is underway. Crews will replace the existing steel beams, deck and guardrail with a 40-foot long concrete slab bridge on new concrete abutments. The length of the two-lane bridge will almost be doubled following this project. New bridge delineators will also be installed. Bridge delineators are small traffic signs to provide night reflection and help guide traffic along the new bridge. Following final inspection of the bridge, the current weight limit posting is expected to be removed.

Caroline County/King George County

Route 301 at Rappahannock River
Bridge rehabilitation is underway on the James Madison Memorial Bridge over the Rappahannock River. Maintenance will occur below the bridge deck and includes repairing concrete, replacing bearings, shoring up rip-rap on the slope, and replacing navigation lights. All lanes are currently open on the bridge, but single lane closures will be in place periodically. Project completion is October 2017.

Gloucester County

Route 662 (Allmondsville Road) Bridge Replacement
Crews are replacing a structurally deficient bridge on Allmondsville Road over Fox Creek. The road is closed to through traffic at the bridge during construction. Motorists should follow the posted signs along the detour route. The project will be completed in April 2018.

King and Queen County

Route 611 (Tastine Road)
Tastine Road will be closed to through traffic while crews replace the existing underground culverts for approximately 30 days. Crews will replace three culverts located under Tastine Road at Tastine Swamp. The existing corrugated metal pipes will be upgraded to reinforced concrete pipes. Motorists should use the most convenient alternate route while work is underway

Lancaster County/Middlesex County

Robert. O. Norris Bridge
Temporary traffic signals are in full operation mode at the center spans of the Norris Bridge on Route 3 between Lancaster and Middlesex counties. Two temporary traffic signals control one-way, alternating traffic at the bridge’s center spans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Crews are using the closed lane to paint the center spans of the bridge over the Rappahannock River. The signals will remain in place until the end of the painting project in June 2018.

Northumberland County

Route 360 (Northumberland Highway)
Construction is underway to extend the existing left turn lane and construct an additional left turn lane on Route 360 (Northumberland Highway) at Academic Lane. Motorists can expect periodic lane closures on Route 360 throughout the day, Monday through Friday. The Route 360 and Academic Lane intersection is located near the Northumberland County high school, middle school and elementary school campus. The project will enhance safety at the intersection that serves the campus and improve roadway drainage in the area. Work is expected to be complete in October 2017.