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.
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 Updates: Spring-Summer 2016
Construction is underway to build the second half of a new Interstate 95 overpass on Fall Hill Avenue.
Fall Hill Avenue traffic began traveling on the first half of the newly constructed overpass in late February.
A new section of sidewalk opened in February as part of the overpass. The sidewalk crosses the southern side of the bridge. It provides pedestrian access from the Heritage Park residential community to the vicinity of Noble Way.
Work will continue this spring and summer to install drainage features and widen Fall Hill Avenue and extend Mary Washington Boulevard.
Motorists may experience intermittent lane closures for construction equipment making deliveries or moving into position.
Additional lane closures are advertised each week in Hot Spots, a weekly lane closure list for VDOT's Fredericksburg District.
The project will 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.