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Dec. 3, 2018



FRANKLIN STREET INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT TO BEGIN IN RICHMOND
Project will improve safety and reduce congestion

The project widens the Franklin Street ramp from two to three lanes.

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD — The Virginia Department of Transportation will begin work on Tuesday, December 4 to improve traffic flow at the I-95 south/E. Franklin Street interchange (Exit 74B) in the City of Richmond. 

The $2.3 million project will widen the ramp from two to three lanes to improve safety and alleviate congestion. New traffic signals and pedestrian crossings will also be installed as part of the project. Construction is expected to be complete by summer 2019.

Temporary lane closures during the next few weeks might affect traffic in the area. However, long-term lane closures and detours, which will be implemented in January, are expected to cause significant traffic delays.

Approximately 12,000 vehicles use the exit ramp each day.

The Franklin Street interchange improvements project is one of multiple projects along the Interstate 95 corridor in the Richmond area that will substantially improve traffic flow in the region. This multi-year initiative includes improving signage, realigning lanes and installing roundabouts, as well as modernizing existing assets and information technology.

 For more information about the Franklin Street interchange improvement project, visit:

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/franklin_street_ramp_widening_in_richmond.asp

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