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Construction Begins on I-95 Express Lanes in Virginia

Construction began on a project to extend 95 Express Lanes in Stafford County by 2.5 miles, seeking to reduce congestion and driver delay at the facility’s southern terminus near Garrisonville Road.

The approximate 2.5 mile extension will carry traffic beyond the flyover ramp where 95 Express Lanes currently end, just north of Exit 143 at Route 610 (Garrisonville Road).

 

What Motorists Can Expect

Most construction will occur in the median of I-95 and within existing right-of-way. New tolling and regulatory signs will be installed along the northbound lanes of I-95, south of Garrisonville Road.

Travel lanes will remain open during morning and afternoon rush hour. Work requiring lane closures will be performed during off-peak travel times.

Early construction is beginning in permitted areas, including the installation of temporary concrete barriers along the north- and southbound left shoulders of I-95, and tree clearing in the median. Drivers should expect reduced inside shoulders in both directions on I-95, and should stay alert for slow-moving construction vehicles entering and exiting the travel lanes.

When the project is complete:

Northbound traffic in the main lanes will be able to enter 95 Express Lanes earlier at a new left entrance south of the Garrisonville Road overpass. The existing left entrance north of Garrisonville Road will remain.

Southbound Express Lanes traffic heading to the Fredericksburg area and south will be able to continue past Garrisonville and merge about one mile south of Garrisonville Road.

 

The southbound ramp is scheduled to open by early 2018, and the northbound ramp will open in summer 2018.


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Atlantic Gateway Project Will Transform I-95 in Northern Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s proposed Atlantic Gateway Project has been selected for a federal FASTLANE grant of $165 million.

Combined resources for the project, including the federal grant, private investment and public funding, total $1.4 billion to address the worst bottlenecks on the I-95 corridor in Northern Virginia, transforming travel along the entire East Coast.

The 95 Express Lanes will be extended both to the north and south, offering commuters a reliable trip from Fredericksburg to the Potomac River, and points in between. Expanded bus service will also help keep more cars off of the road and shorten commute times.

Project Highlights:
  • Build 14 miles of new rail track to improve reliability and capacity for freight, commuter, and passenger rail service, including phase I of the project to unlock rail congestion at Long Bridge
  • Extend 95 Express Lanes for seven miles north to the Potomac River and improve access to the Pentagon
  • Extend the 95 Express Lanes 10 miles south to Fredericksburg to alleviate backups at the current southern terminus
  • Construct a new southbound bridge on I-95 across the Rappahannock River
  • Provide dedicated on-going reinvestment in expanded bus service in the corridor to ensure that all populations have access to jobs, education and health care services
  • Add new commuter parking, technology upgrades and truck parking along the corridor
  • Build pavement for autonomous vehicle enhancement; this will provide the infrastructure to test and deploy driverless cars
  • Acquire the S-line, an abandoned rail corridor that runs from North Carolina to the Richmond area, from CSX to provide public ownership of a corridor key for future Southeast High Speed Rail.

The program will move to construction in phases, and portions will start as early as 2017. Much of the upfront environmental and engineering work is complete or underway.


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