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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


$30 million

Lengths and Limits
0.64 miles



Brian Ramsey
(804) 585-3579

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

Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25 - 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

Weather permitting, the ramp from Lewistown Rd. (Rt. 802) to I-95 south will be closed overnight for asphalt work. Motorists can use the following posted detour route:

Take Lewistown Rd. (Rt. 802) west to Washington Hwy. (Rt. 1) south to Sliding Hill Rd. (Rt. 656) east back to I-95 south.

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.

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 the final half.

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 summer 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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