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I-95 bridge at Lewistown Road, Hanover

Bridge widening and reconstruction

Project Photos

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Spring 2015

Est Completion Date
Winter 2017

Phase
Construction

Cost
$30 million

Lengths and Limits
0.64 miles

Locality
Hanover

District
Richmond

Contact
Brian Ramsey
(804) 752-5538

Project Description

The existing Lewistown Road bridge over I-95 is 14 feet, 7 inches high--below the standard height for bridges. The reconstructed bridge will be 16 feet, 5 inches high to meet current standards. In addition, the bridge will be widened to accommodate two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane. Turn lanes will be added to Lewistown Road at the I-95 intersection, truck stop and Airpark Road.

Aerial maps of the project (PDF)

Overview (14 MB)

West of I-95 (9 MB)

East of I-95 (9 MB)

South of Lewistown Road (8 MB)

Progress photos

Traffic Impacts

I-95 reduced speed limit in work zone

The speed limit on Interstate 95 has been reduced near the Lewistown Rd. interchange for the ongoing work zone. The speed limit has been reduced from 70 mph to 55 mph southbound and from 65 mph to 55 mph northbound.

I-95/Lewistown Rd. traffic impacts

In order to allow crews to accelerate demolition of the existing structure and provide added safety for both drivers and workers, main lines of I-95 south will be impacted during overnight hours Jan. 16-19:

Monday, January 16
I-95 south (Hanover) – From 9:30 p.m. Monday to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, I-95 will be reduced to two travel lanes between mile marker 90 and mile marker 88 for bridge work. From 10:30 p.m. Monday-5:30 a.m. Tuesday, I-95 will be reduced to one travel lane between mile marker 90 and mile marker 88 for bridge work.

Tuesday, January 17
I-95 south (Hanover) – From 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, I-95 will be reduced to two travel lanes between mile marker 90 and mile marker 88 for bridge work. From 10:30 p.m. Tuesday-5:30 a.m. Wednesday, I-95 will be reduced to one travel lane between mile marker 90 and mile marker 88 for bridge work.

Wednesday, January 18
I-95 south (Hanover) – From 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to 5:30 a.m. Thursday, I-95 will be reduced to two travel lanes between mile marker 90 and mile marker 88 for bridge work. From 10:30 p.m. Wednesday-5:30 a.m. Thursday, all southbound travel lanes will be closed and rerouted to the off and on ramps at Lewistown Rd./Rt. 802 (Exit 89).

Thursday, January 19
I-95 south (Hanover) – From 9:30 p.m. Thursday to 5:30 a.m. Friday, I-95 will be reduced to two travel lanes between mile marker 90 and mile marker 88 for bridge work. From 10:30 p.m. Thursday-5:30 a.m. Friday, all southbound travel lanes will be closed and rerouted to the off and on ramps at Lewistown Rd./Rt. 802 (Exit 89).

 

The new ramp from I-95 north to Lewistown Rd. opened on Nov. 9, 2016. A temporary traffic signal is now in place at the intersection with Lewistown Rd. 

Traffic shifted to the new half of bridge on Dec. 19, 2016 for construction on final half: http://bit.ly/29tMIVy

As part of the new traffic pattern, left turns from Lewistown Road (Route 802) east to I-95 north and from I-95 south to Lewistown Road east are restricted. Drivers should follow the posted detours through July 2017.

Public Involvement

A design public hearing was held October 11, 2012. Brochure

A citizen information meeting was held May 11, 2015. Fact sheet

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