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.

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

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: August 22, 2019

A design public hearing has been scheduled on this project: 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

5-7 p.m. 

James Monroe High School 

2300 Washington Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Inclement weather date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Read the public hearing newspaper advertisement


Meeting Brochure

Comment Sheet


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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 August 22, 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 Tuesday, September 3, 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.

Anticipated Schedule 

Citizen Information Meeting: January 2019

Design Public Hearing: August 22, 2019

Construction Begins: Late 2020-Early 2021

Construction Complete: Summer 2024

Interchange Modification Report (IMR)

Final Draft Report 

Appendix A: IMR Framework

Appendix B: Traffic Data 

Appendix C: VISSIM Model Calibration

Appendix D: Conceptual Signing Plan 

Appendix E: Traffic Operations Analysis 

Appendix F: VISSIM Files - Available Upon Request 

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

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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