Scott Shenk writes about transportation issues affecting Fredericksburg-area residents.
VDOT Hot Spots: Bridge rehab work continues and Thanksgiving construction zone break
Look for crews on Interstate 95 Monday as there will be mobile work zones where stone is being placed on the shoulder.
Work also continues on the Falmouth Bridge sidewalks and railings. That work will cause lane closures at night.
And, finally, don’t forget that the Virginia Department of Transportation is opening work zones on interstates and major primary roads for the Thanksgiving holiday this week–noon Wednesday until noon Monday.
(New) Monday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; crews will be placing stone along the shoulder of I-95 north at Exit 133 (Rt. 17/Falmouth). One lane will be closed in the mobile work zone.
(Update) Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m. – noon, crews will be placing shoulder stone and installing raised pavement markers on Route 1 north and south between Route 628 (Ramoth Church Road) to just north of Route 631 (Coal Landing Rd.) One lane will be closed in each direction in the mobile work zone.
Route 1 (Falmouth Bridge)
(Update) Monday – Tuesday, 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.; motorists are reminded that one northbound lane will be closed on the bridge during the overnight hours and the sidewalk will be closed to pedestrian traffic for the duration of the project. The southbound travel lanes will remain open during this phase of the project. This work is in connection with the Falmouth Bridge Sidewalk Rehabilitation Project.
(New) Monday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; crews will be placing stone along the shoulder of I-95 south at Exit 130 (Rt. 3/ Fredericksburg). One lane will be closed in the mobile work zone.
Route 620 (Harrison Road)
(Update) Sunday, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m.; crews will be place stone along the shoulder on Route 620 between Route 1475 and the west end of the bridge over I-95. One lane will be closed in the mobile work zone.
King George County
(Update) Sunday – Tuesday, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m.; motorists will be restricted to one lane on Route 3 east from just east of Route 609 to just east of Route 610 west. Crews continue milling and paving in this area.
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
Expect periodic lane closures during the daylight hours as crews work to complete miscellaneous items that are required to finish the bridge deck replacement project.
Route 738 (Partlow Road) at Ta River
Construction continues on the southbound side of the bridge. A temporary traffic signal maintains one lane of traffic across the structure. The project is expected to be complete in November 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.
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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