About the Projects

I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing

The Interstate 95 northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project seeks to reduce northbound I-95 congestion between the Exit 130 / Route 3 interchange in Fredericksburg and the Exit 133 / Route 17 interchange in Stafford County.

Although the project is still under design, most of the project's features are anticipated to be built from just south of Exit 130 to just north of Exit 133.

Project funding became available as part of a negotiated agreement between the commonwealth and Transurban, as announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Jan. 10, 2018. News release about this agreement

The federally required Interchange Modification Report (IMR) is underway.

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document will be reviewed for updates or re-evaluation.

The Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) design team will use data from the IMR to develop innovative ways to reduce I-95 congestion in the Fredericksburg area while working within the project budget and physical constraints.

The northbound project may not be a duplicate design of the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing.

Check out the latest presentation on the project with the I-95 Fredericksburg Mega Projects Overview

VDOT intends to use a design-build procurement process for detailed project design and construction.

Design Public Hearing: June 26, 2019

A design public hearing has been scheduled on this project: 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

5-7 p.m. 

James Monroe High School 

2300 Washington Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(Inclement weather date is July 10, 2019)

Stop by anytime between 5-7 p.m. to review the proposed plans and Environmental Assessment (EA). Project plans are also available for review at VDOT’s Fredericksburg District Office at 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, in Stafford County. Please call 540-899-4288 ahead of your visit to ensure appropriate personnel are available to answer your questions. Meeting materials will also be posted online by June 26, 2019 to this project page. 

Property impact information and tentative construction schedules are available for your review at the District Office and will be available at the public hearing. 

In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 and 36 CFR Part 800, information concerning the potential effects of the proposed project on properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places is provided in the environmental documentation.

Give your written or oral comments at the hearing or submit them by Monday, July 8, 2019 to Bill Arel, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405. You may also email your comments to Fred.Comments@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing Public Comment” in the subject line.  

VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact the project manager at 540-899-4288 or TDD/TTY 711.

Citizen Information Meeting: January 30, 2019

A citizen information meeting was held on this project:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

5-7 p.m. 

James Monroe High School

2300 Washington Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Citizen Information Meeting: Materials

Meeting PowerPoint Presentation 

Meeting Brochure

Meeting Comment Sheet

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Anticipated Schedule (Still Under Development)

Citizen Information Meeting: January 2019

Design Public Hearing: Spring/Summer 2019

Request for Proposals (RFP): Spring/Summer 2019

Construction Begins: Summer/Fall 2020

Construction Complete: Late 2023

Conceptual Designs (Still Under Development)

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Environmental Study Documents

Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Re-evaluation of the Environmental Assessment

(Technical Reports)

Air Report

Architectural Management Summary

Natural Resources, Full Report

Natural Resources, Appendices Only

Natural Resources, Report Only

Noise Report

Phase I Phase II Cultural Resources Report