VDOT engineer Michelle Shropshire (R) answers questions at the January 25 2017

VDOT Holds Rappahannock River Crossing Public Hearing

by | Jan 28, 2017 | Traffic

By Susan Larson. Photo copyright Fredericksburg.Today.

Virginia Department of Transportation staff were at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House & Conference Center on January 25, 2017, with displays of the proposed plans for the I-95 Southbound Collector-Distributor Lanes − Rappahannock River Crossing project.

All of the public hearing documents and displays are available to view online.

The project will add two collector-distributor lanes parallel to Interstate 95 southbound between Exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford County and Exit 130 (Route 3) in the City of Fredericksburg.

A new I-95 southbound bridge will be built over the Rappahannock River, to carry the new collector-distributor lanes. The new bridge will be built parallel to the existing I-95 southbound bridge at the Rappahannock River.

The project seeks to reduce I-95 congestion at Fredericksburg by providing local traffic with an additional route to travel between Route 17 and Route 3 without merging into the interstate’s general purpose lanes, VDOT said.

The existing I-95 interchanges at Route 17 and Route 3 will also be modified, as well as ramps to the Safety Rest Area and Virginia Welcome Center.

Comments are welcome through Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Submit them by mail to Mr. Krishna Potturi, VDOT Project Manager, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, or emailed to him at
[email protected]

Please reference “Rappahannock River Crossing Southbound public comment” in the subject line.

Comments Invited on I-95 Rappahannock River Crossing Project Design

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