FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Drivers can expect delays overnight on Route 1 in Fredericksburg from now until summer 2023 as construction work begins on a Route 1 entrance to a future Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic.

Construction crews will be creating new turn lanes, putting in new traffic signal equipment and building medians to create better infrastructure for a future Veterans Administration Clinic in the area.

The affected area on Route 1 is between Market Street and Mine Road, which is just north of the Interstate 95 interchange in Spotsylvania.

VDOT construction area in this stretch on Route 1 in Spotsylvania for the VA hospital. Image from 511virginia.org

Crews are scheduled to be at work on the road between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. On the weekends, the crews will extend their shifts until 9 a.m., a description of the project said. The changes to the roadway will include widening Route 1 to accommodate two new northbound left turn lanes at the clinic entrance.