Fall Hill Avenue Widening and I-95 Bridge Replacement
|City of Fredericksburg|
Project at a Glance
Construction began in February 2015
Est Completion Date
April 20, 2017
Estimated cost $44.4 million
Design-Build Team: Whitman, Requardt & Associates and Corman Construction
About the Project
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has widened Fall Hill Avenue from two lanes to four lanes, with a raised median, from Carl D. Silver Parkway (Central Park) to a roundabout just west of the bridge over the Rappahannock Canal.
Mary Washington Boulevard was extended from the Mary Washington Hospital campus at Hospital Drive to the new roundabout, which provides a new connection between Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) and Fall Hill Avenue.
Fall Hill Avenue carries approximately 17,200 vehicles per day.
The number of vehicles is expected to double in the next 20 years.
Mary Washington Boulevard Extended, Roundabout Open
A new section of Mary Washington Boulevard in Fredericksburg opened to traffic Thursday, April 20, 2017.
Motorists can use the extended Mary Washington Boulevard to travel between Fall Hill Avenue and Route 1.
What To Know
Mary Washington Boulevard intersects with Fall Hill Avenue in a roundabout.
Through traffic on Mary Washington Boulevard will be free flowing, which means Mary Washington Boulevard traffic will not stop at the Sam Perry Boulevard and Hospital Drive intersections.
A new roundabout at the intersection of Fall Hill Avenue and Mary Washington Boulevard was part of the project.
VDOT has created several graphics to demonstrate how drivers can navigate the roundabouts on each approach:
Traffic Pattern Changes on Mary Washington Boulevard
Traffic was anticipated to significantly increase on Mary Washington Boulevard, due to the new direct connection between Fall Hill Avenue and Route 1.
Due to the increased traffic, several left turn movements are no longer permitted along Mary Washington Boulevard.
These are permanent changes.
The CVS pharmacy parking lot access will remain open to right turns in and right turns out only on Mary Washington Boulevard.
Left turns into the pharmacy parking lot are no longer permitted.
Motorists seeking to access the CVS pharmacy parking lot may make a U-turn at the intersection of Route 1 and Mary Washington Boulevard.
The project design has allowed space for U-turns to be made at that intersection.
Sam Perry Boulevard And Mary Washington Boulevard
Left turns are no longer permitted from Sam Perry Boulevard to proceed north on Mary Washington Boulevard in the direction of the Mary Washington Hospital emergency room and Fall Hill Avenue.
Through traffic on Mary Washington Boulevard is free flowing.
Traffic turning right onto Mary Washington Boulevard from Sam Perry Boulevard, or turning left onto Sam Perry Boulevard from Mary Washington Boulevard, must yield to oncoming traffic.
"Pardon Our Dust" Meeting Materials
VDOT held a "Pardon Our Dust" public meeting from 5 - 7 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2014, at James Monroe High School, to share information about the project.