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What does VDOT have planned for Fredericksburg, Virginia?

By Colby Goetz
April 29, 2017


VDOT will conduct a number of bridge repairs this spring, in addition to other repair and improvement projects. These will not only affect your commute to work, but also businesses in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.

Upcoming I-95 Projects in the Fredericksburg, Virginia Area

Fall Hill Avenue Widening and I-95 Bridge Replacement

The Fall Hill Avenue Widening and I-95 Bridge Replacement project near Fredericksburgbegan in February 2015 and is now nearing completion.

This project has introduced a new roundabout at the intersection of Fall Hill Ave. and Mary Washington Blvd. which will allow for a direct connection between Fall Hill Avenue and Route 1. As a result, traffic on Mary Washington Blvd. is expected to increase.

I-95 Bridge Rehabilitation: Stafford and Spotsylvania

An extensive two-year bridge repair project that began in late October 2016 to repair six bridges along I-95 in Stafford and Spotsylvania will continue into 2018. Work along the Ni River bridges at mile marker 121 should conclude sometime in Spring 2017. Work along the Potomac Creek bridges at mile marker 137 will commence in Fall 2017.

Most lane closures will occur overnight and on weekends to lessen the impact on commuters.

I-95 / Route 630 at Courthouse Road: Interchange Relocation and Route 630 Widening

Construction will commence in summer 2017 on an I-95 interchange relocation at Route 630 (exit 140) in Stafford County. VDOT will work to create a diverging diamond interchange, south of the current location. The project will also involve relocating a number of intersections within the area. Construction could cause delays along I-95, as well as complications for motorists looking to use the exit or the surrounding roads. Construction will begin by widening Courthouse Road this summer. Anticipated project completion date: May 2020.

I-95 Southbound Collector-Distributor Lanes: Rappahannock River Crossing

The I-95 / Rappahannock River Crossing project will reduce congestion along I-95 in Fredericksburg by building two new bridges over the Rappahannock River and adding two additional lanes running parallel to I-95 southbound between exits 133 and 130. This will provide commuters with additional travel options to distribute traffic more efficiently. Construction on the project will begin later this year and finish by 2022.

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