The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reports that construction on the $132 million Interstate 95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project is complete, on time and on budget.
With nearly 150,000 vehicles a day traveling on I-95 near the Rappahannock River, the second southbound bridge and additional travel lanes doubled southbound capacity to relieve congestion in the Fredericksburg area.
Local traffic and through traffic are now divided among six travel lanes between exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford County to south of exit 130 (Route 3) in Spotsylvania County, which is significantly improving mobility on I-95 since 70% of the traffic volume crossing the Rappahannock River is local drivers accessing either the Route 17 and Route 3 interchanges or both.
While construction is complete on the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project, work continues to build a second I-95 northbound bridge and travel lanes near the same interchanges, along with a fourth northbound lane between exit 133 to exit 136 (Centreport Parkway) as part of the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project.
Construction on the $127 million I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project began in fall 2020 and expected to be complete in spring 2024.
For more I-95 travel info, visit www.i95exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to America’s Interstate Main Street. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Maine to Florida!