Under Construction: I-95 at Exit 126, Route 1 Southbound onto Southpoint Parkway Widening and Route 711 (Southpoint Parkway) Safety Improvements


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Exit 126 Off-Ramp from I-95 Southbound and Route 1 Southbound 

This project will provide right turn lanes on the Exit 126 off-ramp from Interstate 95 southbound to Route 1 southbound, and two right turn lanes will be available for traffic on Route 1 southbound to turn onto Southpoint Parkway. Southpoint Parkway will also be widened to the existing turn lane at the Longhorn Steakhouse. 

This will reduce the stacking of exiting traffic that backs up onto I-95 and existing congestion along the Route 1 corridor. 

Route 711 (Southpoint Parkway) Safety Improvements

The Route 711 safety improvements will add traffic islands along Route 711 to allow left-turns into driveways and restrict through and left-turning traffic from the side street movements. New pavement markings and signage will also be required at these locations. An additional right-turn lane will be added to the eastbound Route 711 approach to the intersection at Route 1.

This HSIP (Highway Safety Improvement Program) project will improve safety on Southpoint Parkway and the Southpoint Parkway/Route 1 intersection.  A sketch of the safety improvements is available here: Route 1 and Southpoint Parkway Intersection Sketch 

Pedestrian accommodations will also be included with these projects. 


  • Reduce I-95 southbound congestion at Exit 126 interchange near off-ramp
  • Reduce Route 1 southbound congestion
  • Reduce crash risk and resulting risk of injuries and fatalities with safety improvements on Southpoint Parkway

Major Milestones 

November 2022: Early tree clearing activities begin in support of the project, with limited traffic impacts

March 2023: Construction begins

August 2025: Construction complete


Major funding source: SMART SCALE, Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funding, and local funds

Phase: Under Construction

Lat/Long: 38.238855,-77.499359

Locality: Spotsylvania

Page last modified: March 25, 2023