I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River CrossingI-95 Southbound between Exit 130 (Route 3) and Exit 133 (Route 17)
Construction begins August 2018
Est Completion Date
Wagman Heavy Civil
Fredericksburg and Stafford
About the Project
This project seeks to reduce Interstate 95 southbound congestion at Fredericksburg by providing local traffic with an additional route to travel between Route 17 and Route 3 without merging into the interstate's general purpose lanes.
Between just north of Exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford County and just south of Exit 130 (Route 3) in the City of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County, three new I-95 southbound lanes will be constructed in the current median of I-95 for through traffic.
The three existing I-95 southbound lanes from north of Route 17 to south of Route 3 will be converted to three southbound lanes for local traffic.
The project will build an additional bridge over the Rappahannock River, parallel to the existing I-95 southbound bridge, to carry the new general purpose lanes for through traffic.
Signs will help drivers distinguish between the lanes for Route 3 and Route 17 interchange traffic, and the general purpose lanes.
Construction began in August 2018. Read the news release here on what drivers can expect.
This Smart Scale project is fully funded through construction in the FY2017-2022 Six-Year Improvement Program.
A full list of weekly lane closures for VDOT's Fredericksburg District is available at www.VirginiaDOT.org. The list is posted Friday afternoons for the upcoming week.
Pardon Our Dust Public Meeting: July 12, 2018
VDOT held a “Pardon Our Dust” public information meeting on July 12, 2018 at James Monroe High School in the City of Fredericksburg ahead of construction starting for the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project.
Re-evaluation of Environmental Assessment
Citizen Information Meeting: June 28, 2017
VDOT held a citizen information on the revised project design on June 28, 2017.
Design Public Hearing: January 25, 2017
A design public hearing was held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 on the I-95 Southbound Collector-Distributor Lanes − Rappahannock River Crossing project.
Public Hearing Documents
Environmental Study Public Hearing: June 24, 2015
A public hearing on the findings of the project's environmental study was held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.
Meeting Display Boards:
Environmental Study Documents
Interchange Modification Report (IMR)