I-95 Auxiliary Lane and Shoulder Safety Improvements
|Seven miles of improvements in Prince William County|
Project at a Glance
April 1, 2013
Est Completion Date
August 15, 2015
Approx. $40 million total
Lane Construction Corporation
Note: Work begins April 1 on these improvements. Read the news release for details.
About the Project
This project includes improvements to I-95 in Prince William County, to enhance safety and improve traffic operations.
Approximately seven miles of improvements to the existing shoulders--including guardrail, lighting and widening to twelve feet with full-depth pavement--will make the shoulders suitable for traffic use during accidents, evacuation, enforcement and detours.
A new auxiliary lane will also address chokepoints and create safer access and merging, particularly in truck scale areas. To create the auxiliary lane, crews will extend the acceleration and deceleration lanes at three locations:
- Between the Opitz Boulevard (Rt. 2000) on-ramp and the westbound Prince William Parkway (Rt. 3000) off-ramp on southbound I-95.
- Between the Dumfries Road (Rt. 234) on-ramp and the truck weigh station off-ramp on northbound I-95.
- Between the truck rest area on-ramp and the off-ramp to northbound Dumfries Road (Rt. 234) on southbound I-95.
These improvements are expected to be advertised in fall 2012, begin construction in early 2013, and take about two years to complete.