Fredericksburg, VA

Two nights of 'major delays' on I-95 in Fredericksburg & Stafford

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Drivers who are planning to use I-95 in the Fredericksburg area at night between April 13 and April 15 should be prepared for "major delays," VDOT forewarned.

Bridge construction and demolition will be underway ahead of the holiday, VDOT announced in a media release Wednesday afternoon.

Just prior to exit 126 (Massaponax) in Spotsylvania, I-95 northbound traffic will be stopped overnight intermittently between midnight and 3 a.m. for up to 30 minutes as crews install bridge beams for a new Route 17 overpass.

The work is part of a project that will replace the existing two-lane overpass with a four-lane bridge.

During this two-day span in Stafford, highway crews will all I-95 northbound traffic intermittently between midnight and 3 a.m. for bridge demolition of the American Legion Road overpass as part of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project, VDOT’s announcement said.

And it stated that stops may last up to 30 minutes.

Further, highway crews will be finalizing paving on I-95 southbound near exit 130 (Route 3) interchange, which will require double lane closures on local and through lanes.

If your destination is outside of the Fredericksburg area, VDOT advises taking alternate routes, including Route 301 or Route 1.

Here’s a weather-permitting breakdown of the expected traffic conditions:

Wednesday, April 13 – Thursday, April 14

I-95 Northbound at exit 118 (Thornburg) to exit 126 (Massaponax)

  • 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
  • Midnight – 3 a.m. – Full traffic stops, for up to 30 minutes at a time
  • 4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

I-95 Northbound at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to exit 140 (Courthouse Road)

  • 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
  • Midnight – 3 a.m. – Full traffic stops, for up to 30 minutes at a time
  • 4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

I-95 Southbound at exit 130 (Route 3) Local and Through Lanes

  • 9 p.m. – Single lane closure on both local and through lanes
  • 10 p.m. – Double lane closure both local and through lanes
  • 4:30 a.m. – Two lanes open, with a single lane closure in place on both local and through lanes
  • 3 p.m. – All southbound lanes open

Thursday, April 14 – Friday, April 15

I-95 Northbound at exit 118 (Thornburg) to exit 126 (Massaponax)

  • 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
  • Midnight – 3 a.m. – Full traffic stops, for up to 30 minutes at a time
  • 4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

I-95 Northbound at exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to exit 140 (Courthouse Road)

  • 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Single lane closure
  • 10 p.m. – 4:30 a.m. – Double lane closure
  • Midnight – 3 a.m. – Full traffic stops, for up to 30 minutes at a time
  • 4:30 a.m. – All northbound lanes open

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