I-95 Safety Improvements at Rt. 3

Project Part of a Larger Vision for Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties

Location:
Fredericksburg, VA

Owner:
VDOT

Size:
$18.1 M

Delivery:
Design-Build Lead Contractor

Designer:
Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP

Branch Civil is working on three active Design-Build projects in the Fredericksburg area that will significantly improve traffic safety around the busy I-95 corridor leading into the nation’s capital.

Along with the widening of a portion of Garrisonville Road to a six-lane divided highway and the I-95 HOT Lanes project in Stafford County, Branch Civil is partnering with designer Whitman, Requardt and Associates to help reduce crashes and vehicle weaving at the I-95 Exit 130 (Route 3) in the City of Fredericksburg.

The $21M project will extend and widen the off-ramp for southbound I-95 motorists exiting to Rt. 3 westbound.  Once that phase is complete, a separate free-flow lane will lead to Carl D. Silver Parkway without any merging needed.

Three right turn lanes will also be constructed for westbound traffic exiting I-95, giving traffic the opportunity to enter Rt. 3 without having to merge.

Travelers heading toward I-95 southbound will no longer have to contend with an existing cloverleaf on-ramp, instead, using three left turn lanes just beyond the I-95 overpass.  The Virginia Department of Transportation noted that the Rt. 3 interchange saw crash rates above the state average and sought Highway Safety Improvement Plan funds to help reduce merging accidents.