I-95 Delays In Fredericksburg Area Next Week

(Fredericksburg)- Interstate 95 travelers can expect delays in the Fredericksburg area on the evenings of Aug. 15 − 18 as crews lift concrete beams into place at the site of a new Fall Hill Avenue overpass.

I-95 travelers are advised to use Route 1 to avoid delays on these evenings. Message boards on I-95 will provide advance notice of lane closures and detour routes.

The Fall Hill Avenue overpass is located at mile marker 131, just south of the Rappahannock River bridges and Safety Rest Area. It is located between I-95 Exit 130/Route 3 at Fredericksburg and Exit 133/Route 17 in Stafford County.

Lanes will be closed on the following schedule, weather permitting:

Monday, Aug. 15 − Wednesday, Aug. 17

I-95 southbound

• Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.

• Double lane closure at 10 p.m.

• Between midnight and 3 a.m. all traffic will be stopped several times for approximately 20 minutes each while crews lift concrete beams over the interstate.

• All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 18

I-95 northbound

• Single lane closure at 9:30 p.m.

• Double lane closure at 10 p.m.

• Between midnight and 3 a.m. all traffic will be stopped several times for approximately 20 minutes each while crews lift concrete beams over the interstate.

• All lanes re-open to traffic by 5 a.m.

Virginia State Police are assisting with traffic control in the work zone.

Fall Hill Avenue Widening and I-95 Overpass Replacement

Construction is underway on a $44.4 million project to widen Fall Hill Avenue in Fredericksburg to four lanes between Gordon W. Shelton Boulevard and the Rappahannock Canal.

A new four-lane overpass is under construction over I-95 northbound and southbound. Traffic began traveling on the first half of the newly constructed overpass in February, while work progresses on the second half of the bridge. Estimated project completion is January 2017.