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.
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.
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