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.
VDOT intends to use a design-build procurement process for detailed project design and construction.
IMR: Summer 2018
Public meeting: Fall 2018
Request for qualifications: Early 2019
Request for proposals: Spring / summer 2019
Construction begins: 2020