Megaprojects - Under construction: Richmond - I-95 Bridge Rehabilitations
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Willingness for public comment was advertised beginning December 21, 2020. A Survey123 questionnaire was also available on the project web page during this time. Public comments closed on January 5, 2021.
(These project photos can also be viewed/magnified by clicking the Project Photos link in the Resources section below).
The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate five bridges over I-95 in the City of Richmond. Bridge superstructure replacements and minor substructure repairs will be done on the North 1st Street, North 4th Street, North 5th Street, North 7th Street and East Broad Street overpasses.
These five bridges will be constructed as a design-build project. This will place the responsibility for the design and construction of a project on a single entity. The design-build team constructs the project while the design is still underway. This will expedite the project delivery by approximately 14 months.
Bridge Typical Section Drawings
Additional N. 5th Street information
As of September 2022, the N. 5th Street bridge rehabilitation is in Phase 1 Demolition. One section of the bridge is being demolished, while the second section remains open for traffic.
One lane will remain open across the 5th Street bridge for the duration of the replacement. Narrowing to a single lane protects drivers from ongoing demolition work. Drivers can use I-295 as an alternate route to destinations north and south of the City of Richmond.
More details about traffic impacts will be provided as the project progresses. The estimated completion date for the 5th Street bridge replacement is Spring 2024.
A visual representation of the project is available in the link below. Please note that the project is currently in “Stage 1.”
This project will replace the bridge superstructures (e.g. steel beams and parapets) and rehabilitate the substructures (e.g. abutments and piers) which will extend the life cycle of the bridges. The project will also raise the vertical clearance under the bridges on I-95 to a minimum clearance of 15 feet to help reduce bridge strikes. On several of the bridges, the design-builder is looking to extend the clearance to 16 feet and higher.
Phase: Under construction
UPC: 111300; 111294; 113375; 113388; 118484
State ID: U000-127-023, P101, R201, C501, B601; 004-127-051, P101, R201, C501; U000-127-023, P101, B661; 0250-127-050, P101, R201, C501; 9999-127-107, P101, R201, C501, B602
Lat/Long: 37.544320, -77.428087