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VDOT Alerts Drivers to Area Road Work, Closures

Traffic hot spots for the Fredericksburg region Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2013.

The Virginia Department of Transportation provided this information.

I-95 Traveler Alert

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Slope repair work will continue this week on I-95 south between Exit 148 (Quantico Marine Corps Base) in Prince William County and Exit 143 (Route 610/Aquia/Garrisonville) in Stafford County. The right lane will be closed near mile marker 147. Motorists should expect minor travel delays in this area.

Stafford County

Route 1 (Falmouth Bridge)
Sunday - Thursday, 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.; Work continues on the Falmouth Bridge Sidewalk Rehabilitation Project.  Motorists will be restricted to one lane on Route 1 northbound or southbound at the Falmouth Bridge during the overnight hours. The sidewalk will remain closed to pedestrian traffic for the duration of the project.

Route 1 (Aquia Creek Bridge)
(Update) Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; One lane will be closed on Route 1 north between Rt. 610 (Garrisonville Rd.) and Rt. 637 (Telegraph Rd.). This lane closure is in connection with the project to replace the bridge over Aquia Creek on Route 1.

Spotsylvania County

Loriella Park Drive
(New) Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Crews will be gathering soil samples on Route 1387 (Loriella Park Drive) located off of Leavells Road.  This work is in connection with an upcoming drainage pipe replacement project.  Motorists will be restricted to one lane in the work zone.

Plantation Forest Drive
(New) Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Crews will be gathering soil samples on Route 1421 (Plantation Forest Drive) located off of Route 208.  This work is in connection with an upcoming drainage pipe replacement project.  Motorists will be restricted to one lane in the work zone.

Caroline County

Route 652 (Ruther Glen Road)
(New) Monday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Motorists will be restricted to one lane on eastbound Route 652 between Route 690 and Route 620. Crews will be inspecting the Route 652 bridge over the CSX railroad.

Route 684 (Dry Bridge Road)
(New) Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Motorists will be restricted to one lane on eastbound Route 684 between Route 207 and Route 752. Crews will be inspecting the Route 684 bridge over the CSX railroad.

Route 722 (Nelson Hill Road)
(New) Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Motorists will be restricted to one lane on eastbound Route 722 between Route 207 and the Richmond Turnpike. Crews will be inspecting the Route 722 bridge over the CSX railroad

King George County

Route 301 at Dahlgren Weight Station
(New) Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Crews will be inspecting the light poles on north and southbound Route 301 at the ramp to the Dahlgren Weigh Station.  All travel lanes will be open; however, motorists should be alert to crews and equipment working on the shoulder.

Under Construction

Spotsylvania County
 
Route 208 (Spotsylvania Courthouse Bypass, Phase II)
Construction continues on the final segment of the Spotsylvania Courthouse Bypass from Post Oak Road to just east of the Ta River near Lake Anna. Estimated completion date is spring 2013.

Route 3 Widening Project (Spotsylvania County Project)
This widening project of Route 3 is located between Chewing Lane and Gordon Road.

Smith Station Road and Piedmont Drive (Spotsylvania County Project)
Work is underway at the intersection of Smith Station Road and Piedmont Drive. The Spotsylvania County roadway improvement project includes widening the road and the installation of a new traffic signal. Motorists in the vicinity of this work zone should follow the designated detour signs.

Stafford County

Route 1 Bridge over Aquia Creek
Crews are mobilizing equipment on Route 1 at Aquia Creek, located just south of Telegraph Road, in preparation for replacement of the bridge. Motorists should be alert to construction equipment entering and exiting the work zone. Estimated completion date is August 2015.

Caroline County

Route 207 Bridge Replacement Project
Work is underway to replace the westbound Route 207 bridge over the CSX railroad tracks. Eastbound and westbound traffic has been shifted to the eastbound Route 207 bridge. Motorists should be alert to this new traffic pattern. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph in the work zone. Estimated completion date is May 2013.

King George County

Route 301 Bridge over the Rappahannock River
Work is underway on the Route 301 bridge over the Rappahannock River. The bridge connects Caroline and King George counties at Port Royal. All traffic has been shifted to the southbound lanes on the bridge with one lane open to traffic in each direction. Motorists should be alert to construction activity and changes in traffic patterns. Estimated completion date is July 2013.

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Raymond E Staley January 27, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Smith Station & Piedmont project was completed awhile ago
Susan Larson January 27, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Thank you, Raymond. VDOT submitted this information to Patch.

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