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CONTACT:
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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

FRED-110487

Jan. 11, 2017



PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMENT ON I-95 SOUTHBOUND RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER CROSSING
Join us for a design public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center at Central Park

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

The design public hearing will be held:

Wednesday, Jan. 25

5-7 p.m.

Fredericksburg Hospitality House & Conference Center

Madison and Monroe Rooms

2801 Plank Road (Central Park)

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Inclement weather date: Wednesday, February 1

Stop by anytime between 5-7 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 mailing them to Mr. Krishna Potturi, VDOT Project Manager, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.

Comments may be emailed to Krishna Potturi at Krishna.Potturi@VDOT.Virginia.Gov. Please reference “Rappahannock River Crossing Southbound public comment” in the subject line.

Project Background

This project will add 2 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.

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

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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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