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 Fredericksburg and the Exit 133/Route 17 interchange in Stafford County.

While the project is still under design, most of the project's features are anticipated to be built from just south of Exit 130 to just north of Exit 133.

Project funding became available as part of a negotiated agreement between the Commonwealth and Transurban, as announced by Governor McAuliffe on January 10, 2018. Read the news release about this agreement announcement.

You can also read the latest presentation about the project: "I-95 Mega Projects Overview."


This project seeks to reduce I-95 northbound congestion at Fredericksburg by:

·        providing local traffic with an additional route to travel between Route 3 and Route 17 without merging into the interstate's general purpose lanes

·        doubling the I-95 northbound capacity in the area with three new lanes, plus a fourth northbound lane to the vicinity of Centreport Parkway in Stafford

Major Milestones 

Citizen Information Meeting: January 2019

Design Public Hearing: Spring/Summer 2019

Request for Proposals (RFP): Spring/Summer 2019

Construction Begins: Summer/Fall 2020

Construction Complete: Late 2023

Page last modified: June 17, 2019