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I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension

Stafford County

Area Maps

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction estimated to begin 2019

Est Completion Date


Lengths and Limits
I-95 from current Express Lanes terminus near Garrisonville Road to Route 17 area in Stafford County, with additional operational and access improvements in Prince William County



Krishna Potturi, VDOT MegaProjects Engineer
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager

About the Project

This project would extend I-95 Express Lanes approximately 10 miles south of Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) in Stafford County to the vicinity of Route 17 (I-95 Exit 133).

The facility is proposed to connect to the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project, and if funded in the future, the I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project.

Additional access and operational improvements along the existing I-95 Express Lanes corridor in Prince William County are also being reviewed.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted in January 2017 to include this project in the Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), allowing preliminary work to proceed to study this project concept.

Tasks underway through summer 2017 will include gathering data for a Revised Environmental Assessment (EA), collecting traffic data and performing technical studies.

Project funding for the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension was included in the Atlantic Gateway grant application. Virginia received a $165 million FASTLANE grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2016 for Atlantic Gateway, a $1.4 billion package of highway, transit and rail projects in the I-95 corridor.


Public information meetings − March 2017

Public hearings − September 2017

Final NEPA decision − January 2018

Issue Request for Proposals (RFP) − Spring 2018

Design-Build contract award − Fall 2018

Construction begins − 2019

Construction complete − 2022

Location and Design Public Hearing: September 25, 2017

The public is invited to a location and design public hearing for this project, which will be held:

Monday, September 25, 2017*

6-8 p.m.

Stafford High School

63 Stafford Indians Lane

Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Brief presentation will be delivered at 7 p.m.

*Inclement weather date is Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The public can stop by between 6-8 p.m. to review the proposed plans and the revised Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Project plans are also available for review at the District Office. The revised EA will be available beginning September 8, 2017 on this project page and at VDOT’s Fredericksburg District Office at 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, in Stafford County. Please call (540) 899-4288 ahead of your visit to ensure appropriate personnel are available to answer your questions.

In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 and 36 CFR Part 800, information concerning the potential effects of the proposed project on properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places is provided in the environmental documentation.

Give your written or oral comments at the hearing or submit them by October 10, 2017, to Krishna Potturi, Project Manager, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405. You may also email your comments to Please reference “I-95 Express Lanes FredEx” in the email subject line.

Postcard Mailing to Adjacent Property Owners

Meeting Materials

Meeting Brochure

Comment Form

Meeting Presentation

Meeting Displays


Purpose and Need

Environmental Analysis

Noise Analysis

Typical Section

Access Points

Design: Focus on Fred Ex connection at the Route 17 interchange

Design: Focus on improvements at Route 17 and I-95 interchange

Design: Focus on Route 630 (Courthouse Road) interchange

Design: Focus on Russell Road interchange

Design: Corridor map 1

Design: Corridor map 2

Design: Corridor map 3

Design: Corridor map 4

Design: Corridor map 5

Design: Corridor map 6

Design: Corridor map 7

How Express Lanes Work

Schedule and Next Steps


Environmental Documents

Revised Environmental Assessment (EA) with appendices

Revised Environmental Assessment (EA) without appendices

Air Quality Technical Report

Alternatives Analysis Technical Report

Cultural Resources Technical Report

Hazardous Materials Technical Report

Hazardous Materials Technical Report Appendices

Indirect and Cumulative Effects Technical Report

Natural Resources Technical Report

Noise Analysis Technical Report

Socioeconomics, Land Use and Right of Way Technical Report

Traffic and Transportation Technical Report

Public Information Meetings: March 2017

Public information meetings were held in March 2017 in Prince William and Stafford counties to share details on a study of the Interstate 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.

The meetings were held:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

6-8 p.m.

Freedom High School

15201 Neabsco Mills Road

Woodbridge, VA 22191


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

6-8 p.m.

Stafford High School

63 Stafford Indians Lane

Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Meeting Presentation March 2017

Meeting Handout

Comment Form

Display Boards:


Study Overview

Purpose and Need

Project Study Area

Map of I-95 and Route 17

Map of I-95 and Courthouse Road

Map of I-95 and Quantico area


Previous Environmental Studies

I-95 HOT Lanes Project Environmental Assessment (2011)

I-95 HOT Lanes Project Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (2011)

I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension Corridor 2017 Traffic Data

AADT Quality Code

Direction, Description, Abbreviation

Functional Class

Jurisdiction Codes

Jurisdiction Types

Link Descriptions

Raw Data Quality Code

Vehicle Class Descriptions and Codes

January 2017 Raw Data

February 2017 Raw Data

March 2017 Raw Data

April 2017 Raw Data

May 2017 Raw Data

June 2017 Raw Data

July 2017 Raw Data

August 2017 Raw Data

September 2017 Raw Data

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