The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that Interstate 95 southbound traffic exiting to Courthouse Road in Stafford County has begun using a new off-ramp.
Friday, crews finished construction on the final piece of the diverging diamond interchange at Exit 140.
Three of the new I-95 interchange ramps at Exit 140 opened to traffic on December 7, but traffic continued to use the I-95 southbound exit ramp in a detour pattern for three weeks.
Since December 7, crews worked 24 hours a day at times to deposit approximately 8,000 cubic yards of material at the ramp to build the foundation, and then grade the surface, pave the ramp and add pavement markings. The elevation of the new off-ramp had to be raised substantially to match the height of the new interchange and overpass bridges.
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