VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


March 11, 2022

Bridge over I-95 will close Monday, April 4 as part of 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Route 628 (American Legion Road) in Stafford County will close at the bridge over Interstate 95 on Monday, April 4 for construction of a new overpass as part of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project.

A detour will be in place for nine months while work is underway.  American Legion Road is anticipated to reopen in January 2023.

The signed detour route will be Route 1 and Centreport Parkway. Drivers are encouraged to use the most convenient alternate route when the overpass closes next month.

Click here to see an online map of the detour route.

Traffic conditions and signal timing will be closely monitored once the detour is underway.

Demolition of the existing overpass will begin shortly after the road closure, and estimated to take four to six weeks to complete.

Bridge demolition will require intermittent full stops on I-95 and can only occur during overnight hours to limit the impact to I-95 travelers. Specific dates and times for these lane closures and full traffic stops will be announced.
Built in 1964, the bridge over I-95 on American Legion Road is located between Route 1 and Ramoth Church Road.

The 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project is replacing the American Legion Road overpass to accommodate construction of two new reversible Express Lanes. Crews are currently building the 10-mile extension of the express lanes in the median of I-95 from south of exit 143 (Route 610) to the vicinity of exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford.

The new two-lane American Legion Road bridge will be slightly wider than the existing structure, and it will be lengthened to accommodate any future I-95 widening.

American Legion Road carries approximately 2,900 vehicles a day, according to a 2019 traffic count.

Project Background

Construction on the $565 million project began in July 2019. In addition to the 10 miles of Express Lanes, the project will build seven new bridges, multiple access points and ramps.

Project features include:
• Toll lanes will connect to the I-95 Northbound and Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing projects
• Additional access is being built at exit 133 and exit 140 (Courthouse Road) interchanges in Stafford, and near the Russell Road interchange at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Prince William County

The project is currently tracking behind its scheduled opening date in Oct. 2022. The construction schedule is under review to better define the extent of the delay.

Transurban, the operator of the existing 95 Express Lanes facility, is managing the construction of the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension. The design-build project contractor is a joint venture between Branch Civil and Flatiron.

For more information, please visit the Fredericksburg Extension project page on the Express Lanes website.


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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.

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Page last modified: March 11, 2022