Megaprojects: I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing

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The I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project seeks to reduce northbound I-95 congestion between the exit 130 (Route 3) interchange in the City of Fredericksburg and the exit 133 (Route 17) interchange in Stafford County, which are two of the busiest interchanges in the region. 

At its May 2020 meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $107.5 million contract to begin construction on this project. Read the news release

The project contract was awarded to Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc., of York, Pa.

Three additional travel lanes will be built between exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg and exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford, and will build a new bridge span over the Rappahannock River.

Virtual Public Information Center:

The link will take you to an online meeting room with narrated display boards with design details, a construction schedule, and simulation videos for the project. The virtual public information center will be live for the entirety of this project.


The design public hearing for the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 22, 2019. The hearing will be held from 5-7 p.m. at James Monroe High School at 2300 Washington Avenue in Fredericksburg.

Read the full newspaper advertisement for the public hearing:

Public Hearing Newspaper Advertisement


Meeting Brochure

Comment Sheet


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This project seeks to reduce I-95 northbound congestion at Fredericksburg by providing local traffic with an additional route to travel between the Route 3 and Route 17 interchanges without merging into the interstate's general purpose lanes.

Major Milestones 

Citizen Information Meeting: January 2019

Design Public Hearing: August 22, 2019

Construction Begins: Late 2020 - Early 2021

Construction Complete: Summer 2024

Page last modified: Jan. 5, 2021