Megaprojects: I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension
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Notice of Willingness to Accept Public Comment: Proposed Limited Access Change
Location and Design Public Hearing: September 2017
The location and design public hearing was held for this project on September 25, 2017, at Stafford High School in Stafford County.
Public Information Meetings: March 2017
Public information meetings were held in March 2017 in Prince William and Stafford counties to share details on a study of the Interstate 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.
The meetings were held:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Freedom High School
15201 Neabsco Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Stafford High School
63 Stafford Indians Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Previous Environmental Studies
I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension Corridor 2017 Traffic Data
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95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension Opens Thursday, August 17
A 10-mile extension of the 95 Express Lanes in the Fredericksburg area will open to traffic at 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2023.
Two reversible high-occupancy toll lanes have been built from just south of Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) in Stafford to the vicinity of Route 17 (I-95 Exit 133).
Watch driver simulation videos to learn how to enter and exit the new facility.
Once the lanes are open, southbound Express Lanes travelers will be able to drive an additional 10 miles south in the new facility to the Route 17 area. Exiting Express Lanes travelers can enter local I-95 southbound travel lanes near the Rappahannock River to access the Route 17 or Route 3 interchanges or continue in the I-95 southbound through travel lanes toward Spotsylvania or Richmond.
Northbound I-95 through travelers approaching from the Rappahannock River area will be able to enter Express Lanes using a left ramp entrance near the Route 17 interchange.
Additional new access points to and from the Express Lanes near Marine Corps Base Quantico and Courthouse Road will open in late 2023, and local traffic seeking to enter the northbound Express Lanes from Route 17 will use a new flyover ramp beginning in late 2023.
For more information, please visit expresslanes.com/95extension.
Transurban is leading construction of this design-build project. The design-build contractor is a joint venture between Branch Civil and Flatiron.
New Interstate 95 Southbound Exit 133 Off-Ramp: Opened August 2022
Crews opened a new Interstate 95 southbound off-ramp at the exit 133 (Route 17) interchange in Stafford County in August 2022.
Drivers on I-95 southbound seeking to exit to Route 17 northbound toward Warrenton or Route 17 Business (Warrenton Road) southbound toward Falmouth have started using a new off-ramp. The new off-ramp begins before the decision point between the I-95 southbound local and through lanes, north of the Truslow Road overpass.
Southbound I-95 drivers exiting at this interchange are advised to stay right on I-95 southbound after exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) to access the new off-ramp. Travelers merging onto the exit 133 off-ramp are divided by concrete barrier before the division of local and through lanes.
Once drivers enter the new off-ramp to exit 133, they must exit to either Route 17 northbound or Route 17 Business southbound. They are unable to continue on the local lanes toward exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg.
If motorists miss the new off-ramp to Route 17, they should continue traveling on the I-95 southbound local lanes across the Rappahannock River to exit 130, where they can exit and then enter I-95 northbound to return to exit 133.
American Legion Road Overpass Replacement and Detour
I-95 overpasses on Truslow Road and American Legion Road in Stafford County were replaced with new overpasses as part of the Express Lanes project. New bridges were built to accommodate construction of two reversible Express Lanes in the I-95 median.
The new Truslow Road overpass opened to traffic on April 9, 2021.
The American Legion Road overpass opened on Jan. 5, 2023.
Learn more about all of the major projects underway on I-95 in the Fredericksburg area through 2024 to build a better ride.
Three sound wall barriers will be installed as part of the project, click here for an online map of locations.
The project will:
· Reduce congestion and accommodate travel demand more efficiently
· Provide greater reliability of travel times
· Expand travel choices by increasing the attractiveness and utility of ridesharing and transit usage, while also providing an option for single- and double-occupant vehicles to bypass congested conditions
Public information meetings − March 2017
Public hearings − September 2017
Final NEPA decision − January 2018
Issue Request for Proposals (RFP) − Spring 2018
Design-Build contract award − Fall 2018
Construction begins − July 2019
Truslow Road detour begins for overpass reconstruction − January 2020
Truslow Road overpass completion and road reopening − April 9, 2021
American Legion Road detour begins for overpass reconstruction − January 2020
American Legion Road overpass completion and road reopening − April 9, 2021
95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension Partial Opening (mainline) − August 2023
95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension Opening Date (all access points open) − Late 2023
Robert Ridgell, P.E., Project Engineer
Darragh Frye, VDOT Senior Communications Specialist
Other relevant links:
Noise Barrier Information Materials
Final Interchange Justification Report (IJR)
Revised Environmental Assessment: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
UPC: 110527, 114620, and 112046
State ID: 0095-089-739
Lat/Long: 38.346413, -77.485448
Locality: Prince William and Stafford