Dawn Eischen 804-524-6179


April 5, 2017

The $52 million collection of projects will offer value-driven solutions to enhance traffic flow and safety

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Plans and development have been underway on 14 projects valued at approximately $52 million to refresh the I-95 corridor for Richmond region commuters. The original infrastructure, which currently hosts approximately 155,000 vehicles per day, was built in the 1950s. The existing roadway will be modernized to better move traffic and provide added safety benefits.


“At VDOT, we’re about improving quality of life,” said Richmond District Engineer, Rob Cary.  “These projects will enhance safety, mobility and provide better technology and connectivity to area travelers.”


The projects range in costs from $80,000 to $11 million and will be completed between spring 2017 and summer 2022. About half of the projects were funded by SMART SCALE. The collection is made up of the following individual projects and initiatives:


  • Bryan Park interchange improvements on I-95 north
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS): fiber optic deployment along corridor
  • Belvidere Street interchange improvements (northbound)
  • Belvidere Street interchange improvements (southbound)
  • Franklin Street interchange improvements
  • Hermitage Road interchange improvements
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS): low bridge warning system
  • Overhead signage improvements
  • Laburnum Avenue interchange improvements
  • Maury Street interchange improvements
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS): device deployment
  • I-95/I-295 lane re-assignment: I-95 southbound approaching I-295
  • I-95/I-295 lane re-assignment: I-95 northbound approaching I-295
  • I-95/I-295 lane re-assignment: acceleration/deceleration lanes between Sliding Hill Road and Lewistown 

Traffic impacts associated with the projects are expected to be minimal.


For more information about the project, visit For more information about SMART SCALE, visit



Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

Page last modified: April 5, 2017