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Update on Fairfax County 4-vehicle fatal crash

According to an email from the Virginia State Police:

At 4:31 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 18), the Virginia State Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 66 at the 162 mile marker.

The crash involved four vehicles, including three pickup trucks and a Toyota sedan. The cause and sequence of the crash remain under investigation at this time. No charges have been placed.

The driver of the Toyota, Juan Bernabe Reinaga Zapata, 21, of Manassas, Va., died at the scene.

Two other drivers were transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.

All eastbound lanes were cleared by 8:30 a.m.

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Manassas Regional welcomes new fixed-base operator, Chantilly Air

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Public hearing for Neabsco Mills Road widening planned

WOODBRIDGE — (Press Release) The Prince William County Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing regarding the design of the proposed Neabsco Mills Road widening project between

U.S. 1 and Smoke Court. The public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Freedom High School, 15201 Neabsco Mills Road in Woodbridge, from 7-9 p.m.
 
The proposed project would widen 4,300 feet along Neabsco Mills Road from a two-lane street to a four-lane divided roadway with a five-foot sidewalk
on one side of the road and a 10-foot multi-use path on the other.
 
During the meeting, the department will touch on the effects the proposed project will have on properties along the route, environmental concerns, and historical impacts. The meeting will include a presentation, a question and answer session and a breakout group session for discussion about the project.
 
The public can preview the public hearing plans at the Department of Transportation’s office at 5 County Complex Court, Suite 290, Prince William, Va.,
22192, prior to the hearing. Please call 703-792-6825 for staff availability.
 
Written or verbal comments about the project will be received at the meeting, and can also be submitted to the transportation office or emailed to GArboleda@pwcgov.org  Please reference “Neabsco Mills Road Widen to Four Lanes Design Public Hearing Comments” in the subject heading.
 
The project, which the county’s transportation department is administering for the Virginia Department of Transportation, is estimated to cost roughly
$35 million in local, regional, state and federal funding, said the department’s Project Manager Gladis Arboleda. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2020 with a completion date set for the fall of 2022.
 
People are ready for the improvements, Arboleda said. “They really want this project to be done as soon as possible because Neabsco Mills is just two
lanes. We also have the high school and Northern Virginia Community College there. So, the shared-use path and sidewalk will benefit students.”
 

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Brooke Road area drivers to be redirected for four months during construction

In Stafford County, Brooke Road area drivers will be redirected for four months during construction. From the Stafford County press release:
Brooke Road Facing Four-Month Closure for Safety Improvement Work
 
Residents in the Brooke Road area, as well as commuters to Dahlgren and all points north, will be redirected in the coming months when Brooke Road closes to through traffic September 17, 2018, for four months. Stafford County and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are working on a $7.3 million project to improve the safety of the twisting, turning road. Officials decided to close the road for four months instead of partially closing it for two years. This decision significantly cut the cost of construction as well as limited the disruption for area drivers.
 
“We appreciate the public’s patience while we complete this project,” said Stafford Board of Supervisors member Tom Coen, George Washington District. “The initial bids for it were higher than expected and our staff came up with this innovative way to do the work at a price within our budget.”
 
The improvements to Brooke Road are an initiative that came out of the Youth Driver Task Force; a group appointed years ago by the Board of Supervisors to review vehicular safety in the county for inexperienced drivers. Brooke Road is the final project in a series of projects designed to make roads safer for young drivers, including Truslow, Mountain View and Poplar roads, which are already complete.
 
Enhancements to Brooke Road include horizontal and vertical realignment, lane and shoulder widening and sight distance improvements. The road closure is necessary to extend box culverts located beneath the road and install vinyl sheet piling between the culverts. Plans call for the road to reopen in January. All residents living within the construction area will be able to reach their property throughout the project.
 
“I lost my daughter in an accident on Mountain View Road, one of the roads identified as dangerous in by the Youth Driver Task Force. It spurred me to seek office, and I worked as a delegate in the General Assembly to work with VDOT and Stafford County to fix that road,” said Supervisor Mark Dudenhefer, Garrisonville District. “I am pleased that Stafford County has continued to make safe roads a priority.”
 
More information may be found about the Brooke Road Safety Improvement Project on Stafford’s website at www.staffordcountyva.gov/transportation.
In other work on Brooke Road, partial lane closures will start September 17 on the span of Brooke Road between Camp Geary Lane and Marlborough Point Road due to a VDOT project to repair the road and a drainage slope that supports the road. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane to repair damage to the slope due to the intense rains this summer. Construction is expected to finish in mid-November 2018. More information on can be found on http://www.virginiadot.org.

OmniRide encouraging participation in ‘Try Transit Week’ and ‘Car Free Day’

OmniRide is encouraging mass participation in two initiatives: Try Transit Week and Car Free Day. From the press release:

Try Transit Week and Car Free Day Encourage Driving Alternatives

 Pledge to participate and win some great prizes

WOODBRIDGE, VA – OmniRide is encouraging everyone to participate in two upcoming events designed to highlight alternatives to driving alone.

Try Transit Week will be held September 17-21, and Car Free Day is being expanded this year to span two days – September 21 and 22. These promotions are opportunities for area residents to consider using public transportation, sharing a ride with others, teleworking and helping to reduce the number of vehicles on our roadways.

“Public transportation riders save time and money by traveling in Express Lanes, taking advantage of free parking, and reducing the number of times they have to put fuel in their vehicle. They also have the advantage of a relaxing commute so they arrive at their destinations stress-free,” said OmniRide Executive Director Bob Schneider.

Registration for both September events is now open, and participants can qualify for great prizes this year even if they already use transit!

Those who pledge to try transit during Try Transit Week are automatically entered for a chance to win one year of free transit service from a participating Virginia transit operator as well as a pair of round-trip tickets aboard Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train! But that’s not all! Participating transit providers, including OmniRide, are offering additional prizes. OmniRide will award one lucky winner with a $50 SmarTrip card, and two additional winners will each receive $25 SmarTrip cards.

Try Transit Week is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. Pledges will be accepted through September 21, 2018 at TryTransitWeek.org/pledge.

Car Free Day was expanded to two days this year to allow more people to participate and qualify for prize drawings. Those who can’t go without their car for a day or two are encouraged to go Car-Lite by reducing the number of solo vehicle trips they make and sharing any rides with others. Even small gestures like that help to make the air cleaner and the roads less congested!

Everyone who pledges to go Car Free or Car-Lite on one or both days will be eligible to win prizes including $25 SmarTrip cards, Giant grocery gift cards, KIND Healthy Snacks gift bags, an Apple iPod, Capital Bikeshare memberships, and more.  Car Free Day is sponsored locally by Commuter Connections. Register for Car Free Day at CarFreeMetroDC.org.                                                                                                                                                                 

About Us

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), operating as OmniRide, provides express and local bus services as well as ridesharing services in Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. It also co-sponsors the Virginia Railway Express in partnership with the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.

More Stafford street closures. This time: Parkway Boulevard

NORTH STAFFORD — Stafford County residents can get ready for more road closures in the coming weeks. 

 A portion of Parkway Boulevard in Park Ridge will close to traffic. It’s another road closure coming on the heels of multiple street closures prompted by floods and sinkholes this summer. 

From the Virginia Department of Transportation: 

Parkway Boulevard in Stafford County’s Park Ridge area will be closed at Wellington Court over four days, from Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Sept. 15, to allow crews to complete an emergency drainage pipe replacement.

Signs will be posted to guide motorists along the recommended detour route, which will be Eustace Road and Northampton Boulevard. Message boards will be posted on Parkway Boulevard and Garrisonville Road today to provide advance notice of the closure.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and contractor crews will be replacing a deteriorated corrugated metal pipe underneath Parkway Boulevard. The pipe is approximately 60 inches wide and 120 feet long. Crews will install a replacement plastic pipe.

“We regret the additional travel time and inconvenience area residents and travelers will experience as a result of this road closure,” said Kyle Bates, VDOT Assistant Fredericksburg Residency Administrator. “But a total closure will allow us to complete this pipe replacement faster, and it will avoid creating congestion on Parkway Boulevard and Route 610 from single lane closures and one-way, alternating traffic.”

VDOT and contractor crews recently finished another pipe replacement along Parkway Boulevard at Kimberly Drive.

On Wednesday, crews will close Parkway Boulevard at Wellington Court at 8 a.m. The road will remain closed to traffic at this location until the evening of Saturday, Sept. 15.

Parkway Boulevard carries an average of 6,400 vehicles a day, according to a 2017 VDOT traffic count.

In late July, a sinkhole formed after heavy rains in on Eustace Road in Park Ridge forcing the closure of the neighborhood street for weeks. 

A portion of Bells Hill Road in Stafford remains closed after heavy rains caused a slope to fail and the pavement to buckle. Repairs on that road are underway.

Virginia State Police: ‘It’s nothing short of alarming to have a 140 percent increase in fatalities compared to last year.’

From the Virginia State Police press release:

TRAFFIC FATALITIES ON VIRGINIA HIGHWAYS MORE THAN DOUBLE DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND COMPARED TO 2017

Every hour approximately 11 motorists cited for seat belt violations

RICHMOND
– Traffic deaths in Virginia reached a three-year high during the 2018 Labor Day weekend. According to preliminary reports, a dozen individuals were killed in 11 fatal crashes during the four-day statistical counting period (12:01 a.m. Aug. 31, 2018 – 12 a.m. Sept. 3, 2018), which marks the highest number of crashes recorded since 2015 when 16 fatalities occurred over the holiday weekend. In 2017, there were five traffic crashes on Virginia’s highways.

This year’s 11 holiday fatal crashes took place in the counties of Carroll, Culpeper, Fairfax, Page, Prince William, Smyth, Tazewell and York and the cities of Lawrenceville, Newport News and  Norfolk. These crashes claimed the lives of three motorcyclists, a motorcycle passenger and three pedestrians. Of the remaining five crashes, two involved individuals who were not wearing a seat belt.

“For most, Labor Day marks the close of summer, the last neighborhood cookout and the start of a new school year, but for 12 families – the families of those who experienced the loss of a loved one this weekend – this holiday is forever changed, ” said Col. Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “It’s nothing short of alarming to have a 140 percent increase in fatalities  compared to last year. What’s more surprising is that many of the crashes we see on Virginia’s highways could be prevented if we all do our part toward safety. That means buckling up, never driving impaired and always keeping our focus on the road.”

Once again this year, Virginia State Police participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort), which is a state-sponsored, national traffic safety initiative intended to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries due to impaired driving, speed and failing to wear a seat belt through increased law enforcement visibility and traffic enforcement during major holidays.

During the 2018 Labor Day weekend, Virginia State Police troopers cited 8,427 speeders and 2,050 reckless drivers. They also issued citations for 1,024 occupant restraint violations, including 227 to adult motorists who failed to secure a juvenile passenger in a child safety seat, booster seat or seat belt. In addition, 72 drunk drivers were arrested and charged with DUI.

Funds generated from summonses issued by Virginia State Police go directly to court fees and the state’s Literary Fund, which benefits public school construction, technology funding and teacher retirement.

Metro issues RFP for next generation of rail cars

Metro today announced it is looking ahead to the purchase of its new 8,000 series rail cars. 

The new fleet will replace cars that have served riders for about 40 years. 

From a press release: 

Metro today took the first step toward acquiring its next generation of railcars, building on the success of the popular and reliable 7000-series fleet, with the issuance of a Request for Proposals for the design and construction of hundreds of new 8000-series cars to be delivered starting in 2024.

Metro plans to acquire at least 256 8000-series cars to allow for the retirement of the 2000- and 3000-series cars at the end of their 40-year service life. Options in the contract would allow Metro to purchase “up to” 800 cars in all, giving the transit agency the flexibility to support a range of initiatives and scenarios, including expanding all trains to the maximum 8-car length, running trains more frequently during rush hours, and retiring the 6000-series fleet in lieu of a midlife overhaul program.

The 7,000 series car allowed Metro to retire its original 1,000-series cars, the train cars the system used when it opened in 1976.

Those cars were involved in the fatal 2009 rail collision on the Red line.

Quantico to Fredericksburg: Stafford draws future bike trails 

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Motorcyclist flown to hospital after collision on Joplin Road

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY — A woman was flown to a hospital Sunday after her motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Joplin Road.

The crash happened on the two-lane road linking Independent Hill and Quantico at 12:45 p.m.

The victim was taken soccer fields near the Prince William County Public Schools headquarters and where she was loaded onto a helicopter for the flight to a local hospital.

The victim’s injuries were not released. We don’t yet have information on the conditions of the people inside the second vehicle. 

We don’t yet know the cause of the crash or if anyone has been charged.

Rescue crews from Dumfries Volunteer Fire Department, Dumfries Rescue Squad, and Coles Fire and Rescue Department responded to the call.

More as we have it. 

Telegraph Road by I-95 overpass closed to through traffic until late fall

From the VDOT press release:
A portion of Telegraph Road in Stafford County will remain closed to through traffic at the Interstate 95 overpass until late fall.
 
Telegraph Road was closed to through traffic in early July for a drainage improvement project.
 
The completion date for the project has been extended to late fall due to multiple heavy rain events and flooding in July and August. Additional utility work in the work zone also contributed to the delay.
 
All local traffic will continue to experience one-way traffic in the work zone, controlled by a temporary traffic signal to maintain access to and from homes located on Telegraph Road between Route 1 and the Interstate 95 overpass.
 
Through traffic will continue to use the established detour, Route 1 to Russell Road (approximately six miles). Signs will remain posted along the detour route to guide motorists around the work zone.
 
Crews will be working within the work zone Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. In limited cases, hours may be extended until 7 p.m.
 
For more information about this project visit www.VirginiaDOT.org, click on Project and Studies, and then select Fredericksburg.
 

Interstate 95 northbound travelers: Plan ahead for significant delays near Exit 140

From the VDOT press release:
Interstate 95 northbound travelers should plan ahead for significant delays in Stafford County tonight near Exit 140 (Courthouse Road). I-95 northbound traffic will be intermittently stopped overnight between midnight and 3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31 so construction crews can lift bridge beams into place for new interstate overpasses at Courthouse Road.
 
Northbound traffic will be stopped for up to 30 minutes at a time for motorist safety when beams are lifted into place over the travel lanes. The bridges are under construction as part of a diverging
diamond interchange at Exit 140 that will open to traffic by July 2020.
 
Message boards on I-95 will provide advance notice of lane closures and traffic stops. Traffic signals on Route 1 are timed to accommodate increased traffic volumes in Stafford.
 
Virginia State Police are assisting the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and project contractor Shirley Contracting Company with traffic control in the work zone.
 
Beam lifts will affect I-95 travelers at the following time, weather permitting:
 
Thursday, Aug. 30 (into early Friday, Aug. 31)
Interstate 95 northbound
·
Single lane closed at 9 p.m.
·
Two lanes closed at 10 p.m.
·
Between midnight and 3 a.m. all I-95 northbound traffic will be stopped multiple times for up to 30-minute intervals to lift bridge beams into place.
·
All northbound lanes re-open by 4:30 a.m.
·
All I-95 southbound lanes remain open
 
Courthouse Road
All lanes of Courthouse Road will remain open at Exit 140 during this work zone. However, local traffic seeking to avoid delays overnight may wish to use Exit 143 (Garrisonville Road) or Exit 136 (Centreport Parkway).
 
Project Background
For additional information about the I-95 Exit 140 and Courthouse Road widening project, please visit www.VirginiaDOT.org/Exit140.
 
511Virginia
 
Real-time information on the I-95 lane closures at Exit 140 will be available on 511Virginia.
Check 511Virginia before starting a trip for real-time information about traffic, incidents, work zones and road conditions in Virginia.
 
Download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
 

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3 things you need to know if you’re using the E-ZPass Lanes on Labor Day weekend

This press release offers some advice for Labor Day weekend travelers:
Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year. The 95 and 495 Express Lanes team recommends planning ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Congestion is expected to surge as early as Wednesday, August 29, on both the regular I-95 lanes and the 95 Express Lanes. To save time and avoid delays, the Express Lanes team encourages drivers to use the 95 Express Lanes during off-peak hours through Tuesday, September 4.
 
What to expect and when to travel
1. The Express Lanes will help drivers get where they’re going faster. Last year, more than 250,000 trips were taken on the 95 Express Lanes during Labor Day weekend; drivers who took the Lanes saved an average of 35 minutes compared to those who did not.
 
2. Traffic will likely be heaviest from Wednesday, August 29, to Friday, August 31. For those headed out of town, here are the best off-peak times to drive:
 
Wednesday, August 29, and Thursday, August 30: Before 3 p.m. or after 7 p.m.
Friday, August 31: Before 11 a.m. or after 9 p.m.
 
3. Toll prices may be higher than normal during peak travel times, so it pays to think ahead. By visiting ExpressLanes.com or downloading the free Express Lanes mobile app (Apple App Store or the Google Play Store), drivers can check real-time toll pricing and live traffic updates before hitting the road.
 
As an added help, the 95 Express Lanes reversal schedule and I-395 HOV Lanes occupancy restrictions are being adjusted. This should help prevent further traffic and keep drivers moving.
o Thursday, August 30, and Friday, August 31: Southbound reversal begins at 10:30 a.m.
o Saturday, September 1: Northbound reversal begins at 2 p.m.
o Sunday, September 2: Lanes remain northbound all day
o Monday, September 3: Lanes remain northbound all day; I-395 HOV restrictions are lifted
o Tuesday, September 4: Southbound reversal now begins at 11 a.m.; I-395 HOV restrictions are back in effect
 
How to stay updated
Once drivers are on the road, pricing and traffic updates will be available on overhead signs. This includes:
· A sign before the Garrisonville Road exit alerting drivers of any delays on the southbound 95 Express Lanes. Drivers will have the option to exit the Lanes at Garrisonville Road or continue to the end of the 95 Express Lanes, near Courthouse Road.
· A sign before the Quantico/Joplin Road exit recommending drivers exit to the regular lanes if there are major delays on the Express Lanes.
 
Updates will also be shared via Twitter (@VAExpressLanes).
About the Express Lanes operated by Transurban
The 95 and 495 Express Lanes provide drivers in Northern Virginia with faster and more predictable travel options. The Express Lanes stretch more than 40 miles from north of the Dulles Toll Road to Stafford County. Thanks to a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation and Transurban, the Express Lanes give drivers reliable travel choices on two of northern Virginia’s most congested roadways. For more information, please visit ExpressLanes.com.
 

Manassas police to assign more cops to speed enforcement this week

From a press release: 

In conjunction with the start of the 2018-2019 school year for Manassas City Public Schools, the Manassas City Police Department is conducting a school traffic safety awareness campaign to educate the community on school zone and school bus traffic laws to help promote the safety of students and drivers.

During the week of August 27-31, 2018, additional officers will be assigned to a speed enforcement initiative in school zones during times of reduced speed. Additionally, the Manassas City Police Department will be issuing school zone and school bus traffic safety tips on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Manassas City Police Department reminds drivers to follow these school traffic safety tips:

  • Always be aware and abide by school zone traffic signs and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the roadway.
  • Follow directions from crossing guards and law enforcement officers directing traffic in crosswalks and school zones.
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians.
  • Stay alert! Children are often less predictable than other pedestrians and can be difficult to see.
  • If you are dropping-off or picking-up at a school, do not double-park as it blocks visibility for others. Do not pick-up or drop-off students across the street from any schools.
  • Traffic must stop when the stop-arm is extended on the school bus and the red lights are flashing.
  • On a two-lane road or a divided roadway with no median, drivers in both directions must stop for a stopped school bus.
  • Never pass a school bus on the right.
  • Maintain a 10-foot distance behind a stopped school bus to allow students enough space to safely enter or exit the bus.
  • Always abide by posted traffic signs and stay alert!

Project will add 3 southbound lanes to I-95, over 6 miles along congested sections in Fredericksburg

From the VDOT press release:

FREDERICKSBURG – Construction to unlock gridlock on Interstate 95 in Fredericksburg has begun, and crews are working to add three new southbound lanes over six miles on one of the most congested sections of I-95 near the Rappahannock River.

When the project opens to traffic in 2022, southbound drivers will have a total of six travel lanes to use between the Route 17 interchange in Stafford County and the Route 3 interchange in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County.

Around 150,000 vehicles a day travel I-95 between the Route 17 and Route 3 interchanges.

During the afternoon peak travel period, it can take three hours to travel between Washington, D.C., and Fredericksburg.

“Moving traffic on I-95 is critical to businesses across the Commonwealth who rely on the I-95 corridor to deliver their goods and services on time,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “Investing in  I-95 benefits all Virginians, who will experience the economic benefits of a more reliable ride between Washington, D.C., and the Fredericksburg area.”

The $132 million I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing is the next project to start construction as part of the Atlantic Gateway suite of projects. Virginia was awarded a $165 million FASTLANE grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2016 for Atlantic Gateway, a $1.4 billion set of highway, transit, and rail projects in the I-95 corridor.

“This project, as part of Atlantic Gateway improvements to passenger rail, commuter rail, transit, and freight networks, is critical for Virginia’s economic competitiveness and our city’s quality of life,” said Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine.

More than $1 billion in state, federal, and private investment will be spent on I-95 improvements in the Fredericksburg region through 2023. Seven I-95 projects are expected to open to traffic in the Fredericksburg area by the end of 2023 to deliver congestion relief and improved driving conditions.

Beginning this month, drivers along I-95 in the Fredericksburg area can expect to see workers operating construction equipment and installing work zone signs. Temporary concrete barriers will be installed along the left shoulder of I-95 northbound and southbound. Tree clearing will begin in the I-95 median.

Travel lanes will remain open during morning and afternoon rush hour. Work requiring lane closures will be performed during off-peak travel times.

“Together with our contractor partners at Wagman and JMT, we will deliver this project on time and on budget, but even more critically, we want everyone working and traveling in this work zone to arrive home safely at the end of each day,” said VDOT Commissioner Stephen C. Brich. “Drivers can help us meet this goal by avoiding distractions and obeying the speed limit, and giving their undivided attention to the road ahead.”

Project Background

The southbound River Crossing project will build three new lanes of I-95 southbound in the existing I-95 median, beginning just south of the Truslow Road overpass in Stafford. The lanes will be untolled and open to all southbound traffic.

When the project is complete, travelers with destinations south of the Fredericksburg area can choose to enter the new general purpose lanes in the median, which will continue past the Route 3 interchange.

The existing three I-95 southbound lanes will be converted to collector-distribution lanes, which will serve Fredericksburg area traffic using the Route 17 and the Route 3 interchanges, and traffic traveling to the Safety Rest Area and Welcome Center. Signs will help drivers choose between the general purpose lanes and the lanes for Route 17 and Route 3 traffic.

A new bridge will be built over the Rappahannock River to carry the new I-95 southbound general purpose lanes. It will be built parallel to the existing I-95 southbound bridge.

On Route 17, the project will modify several of the I-95 entrance and exit ramps at Exit 133. The project will also replace the I-95 overpasses of Route 17.

The project contractor is Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc. The design firm is JMT, Inc.

For additional information on this project, and other I-95 improvements in the Fredericksburg area, please visit the project website at improve95.org.

An up-close look at that overturned tanker that snarled traffic on I-95

DALE CITY — An overturned tanker truck turned into a nightmare for drivers on Interstate 95 in Prince William County on Monday afternoon.

From Virginia State Police: 

At 2:05 p.m., Virginia State Police responded to an overturned tanker truck along the southbound lanes of I-95 at the 156 mile marker. The driver suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. There is no leakage from the tank, which was fully loaded with gasoline. The tank had to be drained before the vehicle could be removed from the scene. Crash remains under investigation. 

Photos by: Sammoto Yamoso

 

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