Megaprojects - Under construction: Richmond - I-95 Bridge Rehabilitations

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(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.

Project Overview Presentation

Pedestrian Access Exhibits

Maintenance of Traffic Exhibits

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.”

N. 5th Street Visual Project Guide

Frequently Asked Questions


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.


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Project Photos

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

Locality: Richmond

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The E. Broad Street bridge

Page last modified: March 27, 2023