The opening of a new southbound bridge on Interstate 95, doubling capacity around Fredericksburg is open to drivers five months ahead of schedule.
Opening the bridge is a key milestone in the $132 million I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project, expected to finish in December 2021.
Six southbound lanes over nearly six miles will be open when the project is fully complete later this year. The expansion will provide critical congestion relief along the busiest section of I-95 in Fredericksburg.
When the project is complete, the southbound lanes will be separated into local lanes for nearby residents and travel lanes for long distance commuters. The divided lanes will reduce weaving and current stop-and-go conditions. Click here to see what the new lanes will look like.
“After three and a half years of teamwork, Wagman Heavy Civil safely opened the new SB I-95 GP and CD lanes in Fredericksburg achieving the project early completion interim milestone. All four bridges constructed by Wagman, including the 1,200 FT long major structure crossing the Rappahannock River are now under traffic,” said Greg Andricos, President and COO of Wagman Heavy Civil. He continues, “This was made possible through a shared sense of urgency and active partnership with VDOT and our entire Design-Build Team.”
Learn more about the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing at https://improve95.org/.