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Public meeting next Thursday on I-95 N Rappahannock River Crossing project

From VDOT:

VDOT is holding a public hearing next week to learn more about  project to build additional Interstate 95 northbound lanes parallel to the I-95 northbound general purpose lanes in the Fredericksburg area.

A design public hearing will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 5-7 at James Monroe High School. The inclement weather date is August 27th..  This public hearing was originally scheduled for late June but was postponed because of storms.

VDOT says you can stop by the public hearing anytime between 5-7 p.m. to review displays, proposed design plans, the project’s Environmental Assessment (EA), and discuss questions with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) staff.

Written and oral comments on the project will be accepted at the public meeting, and afterward through Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Comments may also be submitted by mailing them to Mr. William Arel, VDOT MegaProjects Engineer, Virginia Department of Transportation, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.

Comments may be emailed to [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>. Please reference “I-95 NB Rappahannock River Crossing Public Comment” in the email subject line.

Project Background

The I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project seeks to reduce northbound I-95 congestion between the Exit 130 and Exit 133 interchanges.

The new northbound crossing will add additional lanes parallel to the general purpose lanes on I-95 from Exit 130 (Route 3) in Fredericksburg to Exit 133 (Route 17) in Stafford.

Construction is anticipated to begin by early 2021 and conclude in 2024.

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