Fall Hill Avenue Widening and I-95 Bridge Replacement
|City of Fredericksburg|
Project at a Glance
Construction begins February 2015
Est Completion Date
Estimated cost $44.4 million
Design-Build Team: Whitman, Requardt & Associates and Corman Construction
About the Project
The Virginia Department of Transportation is widening Fall Hill Avenue from the two existing lanes to four lanes with a raised median from Carl D. Silver Parkway (Central Park) to a roundabout just west of the bridge over the Rappahannock Canal.
Mary Washington Boulevard will be extended to intersect with the roundabout, which will provide a new connection between Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) and Fall Hill Avenue.
In addition, the existing bridge over Interstate 95 will be widened from two lanes with no shoulders or sidewalks to four lanes with pedestrian facilities on both sides.
Fall Hill Avenue carries approximately 17,200 vehicles per day, and the number of vehicles is expected to double in the next 20 years.
Fall Hill Avenue will remain open to traffic during the project, with periodic lane closures during off-peak hours.
Construction and utility relocation is underway on the entire project. Construction on the Interstate 95 bridge has been underway since February 2015.
Construction is nearly complete on the first half of the new 4-lane overpass across I-95. Traffic is tentatively scheduled to be shifted onto the new half of the overpass in January 2016. After the shift, two lanes of Fall Hill Avenue traffic will remain open in both directions. Shifting traffic will allow crews to demolish the current bridge, and then build the second half of the new 4-lane overpass.
The project is on schedule to be completed in January 2017.
“Pardon Our Dust” Meeting
VDOT held a "Pardon Our Dust" public meeting from 5-7 p.m. on December 2, 2014 at James Monroe High School to share information about the upcoming construction project.
Advance Utility Construction and I-95 Bridge Construction
Utility relocation in some areas of the project corridor began in fall 2014, and will continue through winter 2015.
Bridge construction will begin in February 2015.
Fall Hill Widening/Mary Washington Boulevard Extension
Construction to widen Fall Hill Avenue and extend Mary Washington Boulevard will begin in spring 2015.