I-295 Repaving and Repairs
|Ongoing pavement resurfacing and repairs|
Project at a Glance
The following resurfacing project is underway:
- Prince George/Chesterfield/Henrico: I-295 north/south between the I-95 interchange in Prince George County and the Kingsland Road overpass in Henrico County. This project was concrete patching only.
Work was completed in December 2012.
The following sections were completed in 2011:
- Hanover County: I-295 north between Mechanicsville Turnpike/Route 360 (Exit 37) and Pole Green/Meadowbridge Road (Exit 38)
- Henrico County: I-295 south between just south of the Airport Drive interchange (mile marker 30) and the I-64 interchange (mile marker 28)
- Henrico County: I-295 north between the Route 60/I-64 interchange (mile marker 28) and mile marker 29
- Henrico County: I-295 south between mile marker 46 and Woodman Road (mile marker 45)
The following sections were completed in 2010:
- Chesterfield County: I-295 north/south between the Varina-Enon Bridge (mile marker 17) and Route 10 (mile marker 15)
- Hanover County: I-295 south between mile marker 40 and Pole Green Rd./Meadowbridge Rd. (mile marker 38)
- Henrico County: I-295 south between the I-64 interchange (Exit 53) and Route 33 (Exit 49)
The following section was completed in November 2009:
- Henrico County: I-295 south between Woodman Road (Exit 45) and I-95 (Exit 43)
The following sections were completed in 2008:
- Henrico County: I-295 north between Route 33 (Exit 49) and just south of Nuckols Road (mile marker 52).
- Henrico County: I-295 north from the Greenwood Rd./Woodman Rd. interchange (Exit 45) to the Route 33 (Mountain Rd./Staples Mill Rd.) interchange (Exit 49).
The following sections were completed in 2007:
- Henrico County: I-295 north from the Chickahominy River to the Greenwood Rd. overpass (approx. 2 miles).
- Hanover County: I-295 north from Meadowbridge Rd./Pole Green Rd. (Exit 38) to the Chickahominy River (mile marker 42).
The highway was built in stages and the majority of areas experiencing pavement failure today are in the oldest sections, thus requiring more frequent maintenance.
The following is when each stage of I-295 was completed:
- Northeast section from I-95 north to I-64/Rt. 60 - completed in 1980
- Northwest section from I-64 in Short Pump to I-95 north - completed in 1985
- Southeast section A from I-64/Rt. 60 to Rt. 10 - completed in 1990
- Southeast section B from Rt. 10 to I-95 south - completed in 1995
The riding surface was constructed using concrete, which is a durable material and has a longer service life than asphalt. However, unlike asphalt, once concrete begins its natural deterioration process, it becomes rough and more difficult to repair. In addition, repair materials are more costly and take considerable time and effort to apply.
Increased traffic volume on I-295 has also contributed to the deterioration rate. A significant amount of deterioration exists in the northwest section between I-64 and I-95, in part, due to a 15-20% increase in traffic in the last four years--approximately 9,000 cars per day.