FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Traffic headed north to Washington D.C. will be busier than usual. All lanes of northbound Interstate 95 will close in Fredericksburg at 10:30 a.m. Monday for emergency sign removal, according to VDOT. The work, which is expected to last until 2 p.m., will happen near the Rappahannock River Bridge.
“An overhead sign was struck overnight by a vehicle, damaging the sign. The sign is located at mile marker 132, just north of the Rappahannock River Bridge,” a VDOT spokesperson said. “Starting at 10:30 a.m. this morning, all northbound traffic will be detoured off the interstate at Exit 130/Route 3 at Fredericksburg.”
I-95 northbound is expected to be closed for four hours while the sign is removed. Severe travel delays are expected for northbound interstate traffic as well as traffic on primary roads and key connector roads in the Fredericksburg area. Motorists should plan to avoid the area if possible, or consider using Route 301 as an alternate route.
Once the repair is underway, all northbound I-95 traffic will be diverted at Route 3.
Motorists should follow the posted detour route from Route 3 eastbound to Route 1 northbound to Route 17 Business, where motorists can access the northbound on-ramp to I-95. Commercial traffic and tractor-trailers can also detour to Route 1 northbound using Exit 126/Spotsylvania.
Ramps to northbound I-95 from Route 3 westbound and eastbound in Fredericksburg will also be closed to traffic.