Exit 126 Interchange and Southpoint Parkway Widening

Exit 126 Off-Ramp from I-95 Southbound and Route 1 Southbound
This project will provide right turn lanes on the Exit 126 off-ramp from Interstate 95 southbound to Route 1 southbound, and two right turn lanes will be available for traffic on Route 1 southbound to turn onto Southpoint Parkway. Southpoint Parkway will also be widened to the existing turn lane at the Longhorn Steakhouse.

This will reduce the stacking of exiting traffic that backs up onto I-95 and existing congestion along the Route 1 corridor.

Route 711 (Southpoint Parkway) Safety Improvements
The Route 711 safety improvements will add traffic islands along Route 711 to allow left-turns into driveways and restrict through and left-turning traffic from the side street movements. New pavement markings and signage will also be required at these locations. An additional right-turn lane will be added to the eastbound Route 711 approach to the intersection at Route 1.

Previous Milestones

Project Begin: 2022
Target Completion:
Total estimated cost: Exit 126 Interchange and Southpoint Parkway Widening $14.5 million; Southpoint Parkway Safety Improvements $1.43 million
Project Timeline

The Virginia Department of Transportation has several projects underway designed to unlock gridlock on Interstate 95 in Fredericksburg.

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