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Interstate 95 Safety Improvements at Route 3 (Exit 130)

City of Fredericksburg

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Summer 2017

Est Completion Date
January 2019


Estimated cost is $21 million

Branch Civil, Inc.



David Kelly, VDOT Area Construction Engineer
(540) 899-4288
Kelly Hannon, VDOT Communications Manager
(540) 374-3344

Project Overview

This project will make several spot changes at Exit 130/Route 3 on Interstate 95 in the City of Fredericksburg.

This project seeks to enhance safety by reducing crashes and reducing the risk of injuries and fatalities. The project also seeks to keep traffic moving locally on Route 3, and along the interstate.

Project Design Map

Southbound I-95 Exit Ramp Improvements

For southbound I-95 traffic exiting to Route 3 westbound, the off-ramp will be extended and widened.

After construction, a separate free-flow lane will directly lead to the Carl D. Silver Parkway entrance at Central Park without any merging required.

Three right turn lanes will be built for traffic exiting to Route 3 westbound. These lanes would make a slight right turn onto Route 3, controlled by a traffic signal.

On a green signal, this would give traffic the opportunity to enter Route 3 westbound without any merging required.

Route 3 Eastbound On-Ramp Improvements

The existing cloverleaf on-ramp that carries Route 3 eastbound traffic onto Interstate 95 northbound would be closed.

Instead, eastbound Route 3 traffic would access I-95 northbound by using 3 left turn lanes that would be built on Route 3, just beyond the I-95 overpass.

Traffic would turn left onto the northbound on-ramp controlled by a new traffic signal.

Additional Project Background

The project is being funded with federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds (HSIP).

After reviewing the I-95 corridor, VDOT determined the Route 3 interchange in Fredericksburg had a crash rate above the statewide average. These improvements are designed to lower the crash risk by eliminating conflict points where vehicles currently merge.

CENTRAL PARK EXIT: Carl D. Silver Parkway Closed Overnight Sept. 17-18

Weather permitting, traffic will not be permitted to exit Central Park at Carl D. Silver Parkway to Route 3 between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. starting the evening of Sunday, Sept. 17 through the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 19.Crews are moving a water line.

 Access to all businesses, hotels and destinations in Central Park will be maintained during the road work. Drivers will be guided by detour signs to use Trade Street and Central Park Boulevard to exit Central Park while work is underway.

Traffic will be able to enter Central Park at Carl D. Silver Parkway during this work zone.

Also, the I-95 southbound off-ramp to Route 3 westbound at Exit 130 will be reduced to a single lane between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. starting the evening of Thursday, Sept. 21 through the morning of Saturday, Sept. 23.

"Pardon Our Dust" Public Information Meeting: Thursday, June 8, 2017

A public information meeting was held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at Fredericksburg Hospitality House & Conference Center to share information on upcoming construction on the Route 3 Safety Improvements project. 

Construction will begin in summer 2017, and will be underway through early 2019.

Pardon Our Dust Meeting Display Board 1

Pardon Our Dust Meeting Display Board 2

Pardon Our Dust Meeting Handout

Pardon Our Dust Meeting Presentation

Design Public Hearing: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A design public hearing was held on this project on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Fredericksburg Hospitality House & Conference Center in Fredericksburg.

Meeting Brochure


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