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VDOT Hot Spots

Paving will cause delays and close an exit this week, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Hot Spots.

Expect delays on Route 610 during paving this week in Stafford. Expect the same in Spotsylvania at the Rappahannock River bridge on Interstate 95, where that paving project continues. Paving will close exit 104 in Carmel Church later this week.

Stafford County

Route 610

(New) Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; crews will be paving on Route 610 just from just west of Route 643 (Joshua Road) to just west of the bridge over Aquia Creek.  Motorists will be restricted to one lane in the work zone.  Expect delays.

Spotsylvania County

Interstate 95

(Update) Sunday – Thursday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.; crews will continue milling and paving on I-95 south at the Rappahannock River Bridge located just south of Exit 133 (Rt. 17/Falmouth) between mile markers 130 and 132. Motorists will be restricted to one lane in the work zone.  Expect delays.

Route 1

(New) Monday – Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; crew will paving and line striping on Route 1 in the vicinity of the Caroline County line.  North and southbound motorists will be restricted to one lane in the work zone.

Route 606 (Mudd Tavern Road) Bridge over I-95

(New) Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; crews will be inspecting the Route 606 bridge over I-95.  Motorists will be restricted to one lane on Route 606.

Route 738 (Partlow Road) at Ta River

(Update) Beginning Tuesday traffic will be shifted to the southbound side of the bridge to allow crews to continue work on the deck rehabilitation project.  A temporary traffic signal maintains one lane of traffic across the structure. The project is expected to be complete in October 2012.

King George County

Route 218

(New) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; crews will be milling, paving and replacing guardrail on Route 218 between Rt. 694 and Route 609.  Motorists will be restricted to one lane in the work zone.

Harry Nice Bridge

(New) Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; motorists will be restricted to one lane on the Harry Nice Bridge located on Route 301 bridge.  The Maryland Transportation Authority will be conducting routine bridge inspections. The inspections are expected to continue through November. Expect delays. For real time traffic information visit www.md511.org

Caroline County

 

Interstate 95 South and Ramp to Exit 104

(Update) Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 a.m.; crews continue paving and line striping on I-95 south between mile marker 108.1 located just south of Exit 110 (Rt. 639/Ladysmith) and mile marker 103.7 located just south of Exit 104 (Rt. 207/Carmel Church). One lane will be closed in the work zone between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day.  Two lanes and the ramp to Exit 104 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day. Motorists should use Exit 110 or Exit 96 as alternate exits.

Interstate 95 North @ Exit 104

(New) Thursday, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.; crews will be paving the acceleration and deceleration lanes on I-95 north at Exit 104 (Rt. 207/Carmel Church).  The exit will be closed to traffic.  Motorists should use Exit 96 as an alternate exit.

Interstate 95

(Update) Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; crews continue work to replace guardrail at various locations on I-95 south between Exit 110 (Rt. 639/Ladysmith) and Exit 118 (Rt. 606/Thornburg) in Spotsylvania County.  The right lane and shoulder will be closed in the work zone.

Under Construction

Spotsylvania County

 

Route 208 (Spotsylvania Courthouse Bypass, Phase II)

Be alert to the new traffic pattern on Route 208 between Robert E. Lee Drive and Post Oak Road. 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 February 2013.

Route 208 Bridge over Lake Anna

Construction continues in the eastbound lane on the Route 208 bridge over Lake Anna. A temporary signal maintains one lane of traffic in the westbound lane on the structure. Estimated completion date is December 2012.

(Update) Route 738 (Partlow Road) at Ta River

Beginning Tuesday traffic will be shifted to the southbound side of the bridge to allow crews to continue work on the deck rehabilitation project.  A temporary traffic signal maintains one lane of traffic across the structure. The project is expected to be complete in October 2012.

Mine Road/Lansdowne Road (Spotsylvania County Project)

Construction continues in the vicinity of the Mine Road/Lansdowne Road intersection.  Expect delays and traffic pattern changes during daylight hours.

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.

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. The project is expected to be complete in July 2013.

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