On Wednesday, October 21, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) began shifting all lanes to the left on a half-mile stretch of I-95 South in Prince William County, from just south of the truck scales to Exit 152 (Route 234), for emergency groundwater seepage repairs. This lane shift will be in place for approximately two and a half months while VDOT installs a drainage system to drain groundwater seeping from springs underneath the pavement. If not repaired immediately, the water seepage will be a safety issue for the traveling public during the upcoming cold weather.
Throughout this work, drivers should expect single lane closures each weekday (Monday through Thursday) from about 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., and Friday until 11 a.m. as well as multiple lane closures during weekday overnight hours from 9:30 p.m. until about 6 a.m. on this stretch of I-95 South. Trucks exiting from the truck scales are advised to expect a shorter merge area.
Lane closures will begin on I-95 South Wednesday night, October 21, as crews begin installing barriers and implementing the lane shift. All work is weather dependent.
The Department is anticipating completing this emergency repair before the end of this year and eliminates any possibility of ensuing freezing as well as elevates any potential safety issue.
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