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Top bottlenecks in Fredericksburg area

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Here is a list of the area’s worst bottlenecks, according to statistics from July, as compiled by the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Interstate 95

1. Southbound at the Rappahannock River bridge

  • Average duration of bottleneck: 3 hours and 14 minutes
  • Average maximum length: 17.5 miles
  • Number of bottlenecks: 69

2. Northbound at the Stafford Courthouse exit

  • Average duration: 5 hours and 6 minutes
  • Average maximum length: 27 miles
  • Number of bottlenecks: 19

3. Southbound at the Stafford Courthouse exit

  • Average duration: 2 hours and 18 minutes
  • Average maximum length: 8.9 miles
  • Number of bottlenecks: 40

4. Southbound at the Massaponax exit

  • Average duration: 3 hours and 12 minutes
  • Average maximum length: 19.1 miles
  • Number of bottlenecks: 11

U.S. Routes

1. Southbound U.S. 17 at the I-95 exit, including southbound ramps

  • Average duration: 41 minutes
  • Average maximum length: 1.73 miles
  • Number of bottlenecks: 152

2. Southbound U.S. 1 at Courthouse Road (Stafford)

  • Average duration: 1 hour and 17 minutes
  • Average maximum length: 4.2 miles
  • Number of bottlenecks: 29

3. Northbound U.S. 17 at Berea Church Road 

  • Average duration: 25 minutes
  • Average maximum length: 1.9 miles
  • Number of bottlenecks: 199

State Routes

1. Eastbound State Route 3 at the I-95 exit

  • Average duration: 28 minutes
  • Average maximum length: 1 mile
  • Number of bottlenecks: 221

2. Westbound Route 3 at Salem Church Road

  • Average duration: 40 minutes
  • Average maximum length: 1.3 miles
  • Number of bottlenecks: 80

3. Westbound Route 3 at the I-95 exit 

  • Average duration: 25 minutes
  • Average maximum length: 0.9 miles
  • Number of bottlenecks: 177

By FAMPO’s calculation, those delays caused by the bottlenecks cost drivers in the neighborhood of $5.428 million.

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