VDOT News - Fredericksburg



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Aug. 14, 2019

Join us from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg to see proposed designs for new additional lanes on I-95 northbound

FREDERICKSBURG The public is invited to attend a public hearing next week to learn more about a project to build additional Interstate 95 northbound lanes parallel to the I-95 northbound general purpose lanes in the Fredericksburg area.

A design public hearing will be held:

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019*

5-7 p.m.

James Monroe High School

2300 Washington Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

*Inclement weather date: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019

This public hearing was originally scheduled for June 26, 2019. The hearing was postponed, and it has been rescheduled for Aug. 22, 2019.

Stop by the public hearing anytime between 5-7 p.m. to review displays, proposed design plans, the project’s Environmental Assessment (EA), and discuss questions with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff.

Written and oral comments on the project will be accepted at the public meeting, and afterward through Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.

Comments may also be submitted by mailing them to Mr. William Arel, VDOT Megaprojects Engineer, Virginia Department of Transportation, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.

Comments may be emailed to fred.comments@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference "I-95 NB Rappahannock River Crossing Public Comment" in the email subject line.

Project Background

The I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project seeks to reduce northbound I-95 congestion between the Exit 130 and Exit 133 interchanges.

The new northbound crossing will add additional lanes parallel to the general purpose lanes on I-95 from Exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg to Exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford.

Construction is anticipated to begin by early 2021 and conclude in 2024.

Please visit the project page online at www.VirginiaDOT.org to view meeting materials. All materials will be posted online by Aug. 22.


VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.

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