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.
A citizen information meeting will be held on this project:
Wednesday, January 30, 2019*
5-7 p.m. (A brief presentation will be delivered at 5:30 p.m. )
James Monroe High School
2300 Washington Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
*Inclement weather date is Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the same time and location.
The public is invited to stop by between 5-7 p.m. to see the proposed design for the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing.
VDOT staff will be available throughout the meeting to answer questions.
Review the Environmental Assessment for the proposed project at the meeting, or at VDOT's Fredericksburg District Office at 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, which is in Stafford County. Please call (540) 899-4288 to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to answer your questions.
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 historic properties is provided in the Environmental Assessment.
Written and oral comments may be submitted at the meeting, or submit them by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 to Bill Arel, VDOT MegaProjects Engineer, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405. You may also email comments to William.Arel@VDOT.Virginia.Gov. Please reference "I-95 NB Rappahannock River Crossing Public Comment" in the email subject line.
VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all 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, contact the project manager referenced above at 540-899-4288 or TDD/TTY 711.
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