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Comments Invited on I-95 Rappahannock River Crossing Project Design

From the Virginia Department of Transportation

The public is invited to attend a design public hearing from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, to learn more about the I-95 Southbound Collector-Distributor Lanes − Rappahannock River Crossing project, and to comment on the proposed design.

It will be held at Fredericksburg Hospitality House & Conference Center, in the Madison and Monroe Rooms, 2801 Plank Rd., Fredericksburg.

The inclement weather date is Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Stop by anytime between 5 to 7 p.m. to review displays, proposed plans, and discuss questions with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff. No formal presentation will be given at the public hearing.

Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public hearing, and afterward through Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

Comments may also be submitted by mail to Mr. Krishna Potturi, VDOT Project Manager, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.

Comments may be emailed to him at [email protected] Please reference “Rappahannock River Crossing Southbound public comment” in the subject line.

Project Background
This project will add two collector-distributor lanes parallel to Interstate 95 southbound between Exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford County and Exit 130 (Route 3) in the City of Fredericksburg.

A new I-95 southbound bridge will be built over the Rappahannock River to carry the new collector-distributor lanes. The new bridge will be built parallel to the existing I-95 southbound bridge at the Rappahannock River.

The project seeks to reduce I-95 congestion at Fredericksburg by providing local traffic with an additional route to travel between Route 17 and Route 3 without merging into the interstate’s general purpose lanes.

The existing I-95 interchanges at Route 17 and Route 3 will also be modified, as well as ramps to the Safety Rest Area and Virginia Welcome Center.

Visit the project page online at www.VirginiaDOT.org to view additional details and project documents.
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