Megaprojects - Under Construction: I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing


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The I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project seeks to reduce northbound I-95 congestion between the exit 130 (Route 3) interchange in the City of Fredericksburg and the exit 133 (Route 17) interchange in Stafford County, which are two of the busiest interchanges in the region. 

At its May 2020 meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $107.5 million contract to begin construction on this project. Read the news release

The project contract was awarded to Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc., of York, Pa.

Three additional travel lanes will be built between exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg and exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford, and will build a new bridge span over the Rappahannock River.

Virtual Public Information Center

The link will take you to an online meeting room with narrated display boards with design details, a construction schedule, and simulation videos for the project. The virtual public information center will remain available for the entirety of this project.

Improve 95 Brochure

Learn more about all of the major projects underway on I-95 in the Fredericksburg area through 2024 to build a better ride. 

Improve 95 brochure

Work Zone Camera

View of I-95 at the Rappahannock River facing northbound, between the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County


This project seeks to reduce I-95 southbound congestion at Fredericksburg by:

·        providing local traffic with an additional route to travel between Route 17 and Route 3 without merging into the interstate's general purpose lanes

·        doubling the I-95 southbound capacity in the area with three new lanes

·        ramp modifications at the Exit 133 and Exit 130 interchanges

·        replaces existing I-95 bridges over Route 17 that are structurally deficient, and improves height restrictions on Route 17 under I-95

Major Milestones 

August 2018: Construction began

Winter 2019: Construction begins on I-95 bridge over the Rappahannock River

Spring 2019: Construction begins on Route 17

Fall 2020: Two I-95 ramps at Exit 133 will be temporarily closed during construction to provide space to build the new I-95 overpasses over Route 17, and to avoid merging and weaving near the construction work zone. Traffic will be diverted and still be able to enter or exit the interstate at the interchange

Oct. 13, 2021: New, second I-95 southbound bridge scheduled to open.

May 26, 2022: Construction complete 


Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 101595/110595/112046

State ID: 0095-111-259, P101, R201, C501; 0095-089-741; 0095-0089-751

Federal ID: IM-5111(235)

Lat/Long: 38.326644,-77.501531

Locality: Fredericksburg , Spotsylvania , and Stafford

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Page last modified: May 16, 2022