American Legion Road overpass over I-95 opens early Thursday
VDOT says the new American Legion Road overpass across I-95 is opening on Thursday. Barriers will be lifted early Thursday morning, by 3 a.m., to allow the two-lane bridge to be open for the morning rush. A new overpass was required to accommodate construction underneath of two reversible 95 Express Lanes in the interstate median. 95 Express Lanes are being extended 10 miles in Stafford from south of exit 143 (Aquia/Garrisonville) to the vicinity of exit 133 (Falmouth/Warrenton), and will open to traffic in late 2023.
Around 2,900 vehicles a day cross the American Legion Road overpass, according to a 2019 VDOT traffic count.
American Legion Road intersects with Route 1 east of the overpass, and with Ramoth Church Road and Centreport Parkway west of the bridge. Reopening the overpass restores a convenient connection for travelers driving east and west in central Stafford.
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