VDOT: Fredericksburg Area Traffic Warnings

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) warns of these traffic hot spots for the Fredericksburg Region February 24 – March 2, 2013.

I-95 Traveler Alert  

Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; crews will continue repairing potholes on I-95 north and south at various locations between the Hanover/Caroline County line and I-395 in Fairfax County.  One lane will be closed in the mobile work zone.  

Stafford County  

Route 637 (Telegraph Road) (Update) Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Route 637 (Telegraph Road) will be closed to traffic at the southern intersection with Route 1 until 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, while crews continue work to relocate a water line in connection with the Route 1/Aquia Creek Bridge Replacement Project.  Motorists will be directed to use Woodstock Lane to reach Route 1.  Signs and electronic message boards will be in place to direct motorists around the closure.  

Route 1 (Aquia Creek Bridge) Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 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.  

Falmouth Intersection Monday – Friday, daylight to dusk; Demolition activity continues at the Falmouth intersection.  All travel lanes on Route 1, Route 17 and Butler Road will remain open at all times. This work is in connection the Falmouth Intersection Improvement Project.  

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.  

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. 

Under Construction - 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.  

Under Construction - 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.  

Under Construction - 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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