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Traffic Hot Spots Feb. 17 - 23

VDOT reports the following Fredericksburg Region traffic hot spots.

I-95 Traveler Alert

(New) Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; crews will be 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.

(Update) Tuesday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Slope repair work continues 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 637 (Telegraph Road)

(New) Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Route 637 (Telegraph Road) will be closed to traffic at the southern intersection with Route 1 through Friday, February 22 while crews 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)

(Update) Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; One lane will be closed on Route 1 north between Route 610 (Garrisonville Rd.) and Route 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; Motorists should be alert to demolition activity 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 with the Falmouth Intersection Improvement Project.

Route 1 (Falmouth Bridge)

Sunday - Monday, 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.

Stafford County

Route 1 Bridge over Aquia Creek

Crews are replacing the bridge on Route 1 at Aquia Creek, located just south of Telegraph Road. 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.

The Virginia Department of Transportation provided this information.

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