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Jan. 4, 2023

95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project demolished and rebuilt the overpass in nine months, providing a wider two-lane span with shoulders

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Starting tomorrow, travelers can again drive along Route 628 (American Legion Road) in Stafford County and cross over Interstate 95, as a new bridge opens early Thursday, Jan. 5, as part of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.

Construction barriers at the bridge are anticipated to be removed by 3 a.m. Thursday, ahead of the morning travel rush.

Traffic on American Legion Road was detoured for nine months during construction, which started on April 4, 2022.

Crews demolished the previous interstate bridge, which had been built in 1964. A slightly wider two-lane overpass, with shoulders, was built in its place.

A new American Legion Road overpass was required to accommodate construction underneath of two reversible express lanes in the I-95 median. The 95 Express Lanes are currently being extended by 10 miles in Stafford from south of exit 143 (Aquia/Garrisonville) to the vicinity of exit 133 (Falmouth/Warrenton). The extended express lanes are anticipated to open to traffic in late 2023.

Around 2,900 vehicles a day cross the American Legion Road overpass, according to a 2019 Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) traffic count.

American Legion Road intersects with Route 1 east of the overpass, and with Ramoth Church Road and Centreport Parkway west of the bridge. Reopening the overpass restores a convenient connection for travelers driving east and west in central Stafford.

95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension
Project Background

Construction on the $640.2 million public-private project to extend 95 Express Lanes began in June 2019. In addition to the 10 miles of express lanes, the project is building seven new bridges and flyover ramps, and adding multiple new access points.

Project features include:

Additional access at the exit 133 and exit 140 (Courthouse Road) interchanges in Stafford, and near the Russell Road interchange at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Prince William County

Connections with the I-95 Northbound and Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing projects

Transurban, the operator of the existing 95 Express Lanes facility, is managing the construction of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension. The design-build project contractor is a joint venture between Branch Civil and Flatiron.

For more information on this project, visit the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension page on the Express Lanes website.


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