Repaving begins on I-95 in region
The state Department of Transportation began this week to repave sections of Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg region, work that is scheduled to continue through December.
Counties affected include Caroline, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and the city of Fredericksburg.
Lane closures generally are scheduled overnight – after the evening rush hour has concluded and before the morning rush hour has begun.
In Caroline County, the following areas will be repaved:
• I-95 north from mile marker 101.3 to mile marker 107 (between the Caroline/Hanover county line and Exit 110/Ladysmith)
• I-95 south from mile marker 116.8 to mile marker 111.6 (between Exit 118/Thornburg and Exit 110/Ladysmith)
• I-95 south from mile marker 108.7 to mile marker 103.7 (between Exit 110/Ladysmith and just south of Exit 104/Carmel Church)
In Caroline, the contractor performing paving work may install single-lane closures during daytime hours. Overnight, two travel lanes may close in Caroline between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Other highway segments will be repaved in the region as follows:
• In Stafford County, I-95 north from the Rappahannock River bridge to Exit 133 and between Exit 140 and 143.
• In Spotsylvania County, I-95 south from just north of Exit 118 to Exit 110.
• In Fredericksburg, I-95 south from the Rappahannock River bridge to mile marker 130.
Overnight paving in Stafford, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania will be performed between 9 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday evenings. No paving will be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings. A single travel lane may close for a work zone at 9 p.m. Two travel lanes may close at 10 p.m. but must re-open by 4:30 a.m.
Acceleration and deceleration ramps at several I-95 interchanges will also be repaved this year, including Exit 133/Falmouth in Stafford, Exit 130/Fredericksburg, Exit 118/Thornburg in Spotsylvania, and the Virginia Welcome Center and Rest Area in Fredericksburg.
VDOT’s roadwork list, “Hot Spots,” is released every Friday afternoon at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/travel_alerts/default.asp.
Traffic updates can also be found through VDOT’s 24-hour traffic information system by calling 511 or by visiting www.511Virginia.org or mobile.511Virginia.org.