I-95 at Exit 126, Rt. 1 Southbound onto Southpoint Parkway Widening and Rt. 711 (Southpoint Parkway) Safety ImprovementsSpotsylvania County
Est Completion Date
Exit 126 Interchange & Southpoint Pkwy Widening $14.5 million & Southpoint Pkwy Safety Improvements $1.43
The design work and preliminary engineering is underway.
The Exit 126 widening will provide two right turn lanes from the Exit 126 off-ramp from Interstate 95 southbound to Route 1 southbound, and two right turn lanes from Route 1 southbound onto Southpoint Parkway. Southpoint Parkway will also be widened to the existing turn lane at the Longhorn Steakhouse.
This will reduce the stacking of exiting traffic that backs up onto I-95 and existing congestion along the Rt 1 corridor. The SMART SCALE application has some project sketches that help illustrate the project.
The Route 711 safety improvements will add traffic islands along Route 711 to allow left-turns into driveways and restrict through and left-turning traffic from the side street movements. New pavement markings and signage will also be required at these locations. An additional right-turn lane will be added to the eastbound Route 711 approach to the intersection at Route 1.
This HSIP (Highway Safety Improvement Program) project will improve safety on Southpoint Parkway and the Southpoint Parkway/Route 1 intersection. A sketch of the safety improvements is available here: Route 1 and Southpoint Parkway Intersection Sketch
Pedestrian accommodations will also be included with these projects.
A public hearing showing the proposed design is anticipated to be held in early 2019.
Design Public Hearing: March 19, 2019
The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing to share proposed design plans for this project in March 2019. The public hearing will be held:
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Spotswood Elementary School
400 Lorraine Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Inclement Weather Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 5 – 7 p.m.
Stop by between 5-7 p.m. to review proposed plans for the proposed ramp widening at Exit 126 (I-95 southbound to Route 1 southbound) and the widening of Route 1 southbound, as well as safety improvements on Route 711 (Southpoint Parkway).
Give your written comments at the public hearing or submit them by Friday, March 29, 2019, to Mr. Byrd Holloway, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.
You may also email comments to Fred.Comments@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “I-95 Exit 126 Route 1 SB Project Comments” in the subject line.