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Project Completed
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) completed its I-95 Widening Project three months ahead of schedule adding an additional north and southbound lanes for six miles in southern Fairfax County.

This press release from Virginia Megaprojects has more information on the completion of this $123 million project.


Facts at a Glance

  • The project added a fourth lane in each direction of I-95, stretching six miles, between Route 123 and Fairfax County Parkway
  • Cost: $123 million
  • Milestones: A fourth northbound lane opened in December, 2009, between Route 1 and Fairfax County Parkway (Route 7100). A fourth southbound lane opened October 2010 between Fairfax County Parkway and Route 1.
  • Start date: March 2008
  • Completion: July 2011

What's Being Done

The I-95 Widening project added a fourth lane in both directions to a six-mile stretch of I-95 between the Fairfax County Parkway and Route 123. This was designed to relieve chronic bottlenecking and improve traffic flow to and from the Springfield Interchange.

I-95 widening project brochure provides more information.

Project Benefits

I-95 currently carries 212,000 vehicles a day between Route 123 and the Fairfax County Parkway.

Adding a fourth lane has allowed I-95 commuters to experience fewer bottlenecks particularly at the Fairfax County Parkway, Lorton Road, and the Occoquan Bridge.  The widening also provides improved traffic flow to and from the Springfield Interchange. Additionally, new sound walls have reduced traffic noise along the corridor.


Media Contact:
Michelle Holland
Communications Director,
Virginia Megaprojects

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2010 Releases

October 29
New lane opens on I-95 South

April 30
Night work: Multiple lanes close on I-95 north
April 5
Overnight I-95 Lane Closings Scheduled Until June
March 1
Southbound Route 1 ramp goes to single lane in morning hours

2009 Releases

December 7
I-95 Lane Closure Hours Extended This Week
December 15
VDOT Completes New I-95 Northbound Lane Early
September 17
Update: Major Lane Closure on I-95
August 27
July 10
Southbound I-95 Daytime Lane Closure Times Modified to Ease Summertime Traffic
April 10
I-95 Widening Project to impact Route 1 ramp
March 16
I-95 North Closure Postponed – Planned Work at Pohick Creek Set for Tuesday Night March 17
March 11
Major Nighttime Lane Closure Planned at Pohick Creek
Jan. 6
I-95 Widening News: Lorton Road Traffic Shift and I-95 Closures for Jan. 12 Steel Erection

2008 Releases

Oct. 24
Furnace Road to be Narrowed, I-95 Fourth Lane Project Progressing Toward First Milestone
Jan. 17
I-95 Widening in Fairfax and Prince William Counties
Jan. 8
VDOT Selects Firm to Oversee Megaprojects and Traffic Management During Construction


2007 Releases

Oct. 12
Regional Transportation Management Plan will aid Commuters, Employers During Construction of Megaprojects
July 31
Megaprojects Bring Contracting Opportunities

July 18
VDOT Names First Regional Mega Project Program Director