I-95 Southern Terminus

Express Lanes Project Fast-tracked to Ease Rush Hour Jams

Stafford County, VA


$36 M

General Contractor

Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP

Work in Progress

Branch Civil is on track for the winter completion of a reversible extension of the I-95 Express Lanes at the southern terminus in Stafford County, VA.

This $30M project was accelerated by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to help ease significant traffic gridlock issues on the busy stretch of interstate.  It will improve both morning and evening rush hour bottlenecks at the southern end of the express lanes in Northern VA.

Public input was supported and encouraged by Branch Civil and its partners prior to the start of construction in July 2016.  Once complete, northbound motorists will be able to enter the 95 Express Lanes sooner via a new entrance just south of the Garrisonville Road overpass.  Motorists traveling southbound will be able to continue on the express lanes past the Garrisonville Road overpass.  This will reduce morning delays for northbound traffic, and ease evening congestion for southbound commuters.  Most importantly, this extension will improve safety by reducing the number of vehicles weaving between lanes to enter or exit the express lanes.

The project was awarded to Branch Civil through a partnership between two local VDOT districts and the 95 Express Lanes partner, Transurban.  Most of the work is taking place in existing right-of-ways, with construction limited primarily to the medians.  This major project is on track to meet or beat all milestones and deadlines.

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