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I-95 Richmond Bridge Restorations

Replacing 11 bridges

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
September 2010

Est Completion Date
June 2014

Cost
$106 million

Lengths and Limits
Lombardy Street (just north of exit 76) in Richmond to Upham Brook (near exit 82) in Henrico County

Contractor
Archer Western Contractors

District
Richmond

Contact
Scott Fisher, project manager
804-213-9740

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TRAFFIC ALERTS

April 19 (Saturday)

I-95 north/south (Richmond) – From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the right lane will be closed in both directions between Belvidere Street (mile marker 76) and Boulevard (mile marker 78) for curb work between the bridges. Expect delays.

April 20 (Sunday)

No work due to the Easter holiday.

April 21 (Monday)

I-95 north/south (Henrico) – From 8 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, I-95 will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction between Brook Road/Route 1 (mile marker 81) and Parham Road (mile marker 83) for bridge replacement work. Both I-95 north and south traffic will use the northbound bridge to maneuver around the construction. Expect major delays. Through travelers are advised to use I-295, Route 288 or the Downtown Expressway (toll)/I-195 to bypass the construction.

I-95 north/south (Richmond) – From 8 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, the two left lanes will be closed on I-95 in each direction between Belvidere Street (mile marker 76) and Boulevard (mile marker 78) for milling and paving. Expect major delays. Through travelers are advised to use I-295, Route 288 or the Downtown Expressway (toll)/I-195 to bypass the construction.

April 22 (Tuesday)

I-95 north/south (Richmond) – From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the right lane will be closed in both directions between Belvidere Street (mile marker 76) and Boulevard (mile marker 78) for curb work between the bridges. Expect delays.

I-95 north/south (Henrico) – From 8 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, I-95 will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction between Brook Road/Route 1 (mile marker 81) and Parham Road (mile marker 83) for bridge replacement work. Both I-95 north and south traffic will use the northbound bridge to maneuver around the construction. Expect major delays. Through travelers are advised to use I-295, Route 288 or the Downtown Expressway (toll)/I-195 to bypass the construction.

I-95 north/south (Richmond) – From 8 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, the two left lanes will be closed on I-95 in each direction between Belvidere Street (mile marker 76) and Boulevard (mile marker 78) for milling and paving. Expect major delays. Through travelers are advised to use I-295, Route 288 or the Downtown Expressway (toll)/I-195 to bypass the construction.

April 23 (Wednesday)

I-95 north/south (Richmond) – From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the right lane will be closed in both directions between Belvidere Street (mile marker 76) and Boulevard (mile marker 78) for curb work between the bridges. Expect delays.

I-95 north/south (Henrico) – From 8 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, I-95 will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction between Brook Road/Route 1 (mile marker 81) and Parham Road (mile marker 83) for bridge replacement work. Both I-95 north and south traffic will use the northbound bridge to maneuver around the construction. Expect major delays. Through travelers are advised to use I-295, Route 288 or the Downtown Expressway (toll)/I-195 to bypass the construction.

I-95 north/south (Richmond) – From 8 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, the two left lanes will be closed on I-95 in each direction between Belvidere Street (mile marker 76) and Boulevard (mile marker 78) for milling and paving. Expect major delays. Through travelers are advised to use I-295, Route 288 or the Downtown Expressway (toll)/I-195 to bypass the construction.

April 24 (Thursday)

No work.

April 25 (Friday)

No work.

Videos

VDOT/Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball PSA Aug. 2013

Time lapse photography: I-95 northbound bridge replacement at Overbrook Road March 15-18, 2013 (9 bridge sections)

Time lapse photography: I-95 southbound bridge replacement at Overbrook Road March 1, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, visits the I-95 Bridge Restorations project - Jan. 25, 2012

Time lapse photography: Laburnum Ave. bridge replacement Oct. 23, 2011

Animation showing how bridge sections will be replaced

Project Overview

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VDOT is replacing 11 bridges on I-95 in metro Richmond

This four year project covers a seven-mile stretch of I-95 between Lombardy Street in Richmond and Upham Brook in Henrico County. The following bridges have been replaced:

  1. Laburnum Ave. (Oct. 2011-April 2012)
  2. I-95 South Ramp to Boulevard (southbound May 2012, northbound Sept. 2012)
  3. Westwood Ave. (southbound June 2012, northbound Oct. 2012)
  4. Boulevard (southbound June 2012, northbound Aug. 2012)
  5. Hermitage Rd. (southbound July 2012, northbound Sept. 2012)
  6. Sherwood Ave. (southbound Nov. 2012, northbound April 2013)
  7. Robin Hood Rd. (southbound Nov. 2012, northbound April 2013)Interstate 95 bridge rehabilitation project map
  8. Overbrook Rd. (March 2013)
  9. Lombardy St. (May-Oct. 2013)

The following bridges are under construction through spring 2014:

  1. Upham Brook northbound
  2. Upham Brook southbound

 

 

How will the four year construction project impact traffic?

When beams and bridge decks are replaced, I-95 traffic will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction. This is typically done Sunday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. By working at night, we will impact fewer drivers and reduce motorist delays. 

The contractor is permitted to close one travel lane on I-95 in each direction for daytime bridge work Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Lane closures are not permitted during morning or afternoon rush hour except for emergency repairs.

I-95 ramps and city streets under the bridges will be closed periodically during bridge replacements. This may occur Sunday through Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Background

The project began in 1999 with the successful replacement of the James River Bridge and Broad Street bridges.

Since then, VDOT has accumulated funds to restore the remaining 11 bridges along this vital transportation corridor.

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