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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This project will extend I-95 Express Lanes approximately 10 miles south of Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) in Stafford County to the vicinity of Route 17 (I-95 Exit 133).
Two reversible high-occupancy toll lanes will be built in the existing median of I-95.
The lanes will connect to the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project and the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project.
Additional access to the I-95 Express Lanes will be added near the Route 17 and Route 630 (Courthouse Road) I-95 interchanges in Stafford, and near the Russell Road interchange at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Prince William County.
Transurban is leading construction of this design-build project. You can find the company's brochure about how the Fredericksburg Extension Express Lanes will operate by clicking here. The design-build contractor is a joint venture between Branch Civil and Flatiron. For more information, please visit the Fredericksburg Extension project page on the Express Lanes website.
New Interstate 95 Southbound Exit 133 Off-Ramp: Opens Aug. 2, 2022
Crews will open a new Interstate 95 southbound off-ramp at the exit 133 (Route 17) interchange in Stafford County early Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Between midnight and 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, drivers on I-95 southbound seeking to exit to Route 17 northbound toward Warrenton or Route 17 Business (Warrenton Road) southbound toward Falmouth will begin 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 will be 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 will be 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.
The temporary traffic signal at the existing southbound off-ramp at exit 133 will be removed. I-95 southbound motorists traveling to Route 17 northbound will continue to stay right on the off-ramp, and merge onto Route 17. Drivers traveling to Route 17 Business southbound will stay left on the off-ramp, and use the re-opened loop ramp to travel toward Falmouth.
Message boards are posted to alert travelers to the new off-ramp location and pattern starting Tuesday.
Once the new ramp opens early Tuesday, brief overnight closures will be needed between midnight and 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3-Friday, Aug. 5 mornings to shift work zone barrier and complete other construction activities. Only exiting traffic seeking Route 17 northbound toward Warrenton is affected. On these mornings, drivers can stay left to exit to Route 17 Business toward Falmouth, and follow posted signs to access Route 17 northbound. Only one night of work is required, but additional evenings have been scheduled as needed.
American Legion Road Overpass Replacement and Detour
I-95 overpasses on Truslow Road and American Legion Road in Stafford County are being replaced with new overpasses as part of this Express Lanes project. New bridges must be built to accommodate construction of two reversible Express Lanes in the I-95 median.
The new Truslow Road overpass is complete and opened to traffic on April 9, 2021.
The American Legion Road overpass closed to traffic on April 4, 2022 and reopened 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.
The project will:
· Reduce congestion and accommodate travel demand more efficiently
· Provide greater reliability of travel times on I-95 Express Lanes
· 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 Opening Date − Late 2023
Robert Ridgell, P.E., VDOT 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