A new two-mile single-lane extension at the southern end of the 95 Express Lanes is opening this fall. The extension will add a new entry and exit point to help improve the current bottleneck at this location.
95 Express Lanes Southern Extension FAQs:
The 95 Express Lanes southern extension is a two-mile single-lane extension of the 95 Express Lanes.
An additional lane will be added at the southernmost section of the 95 Express Lanes for nearly one mile, where there is currently one lane. The new lane will continue on for an additional mile past the Garrisonville Road exit. Drivers exiting to Route 610 and drivers continuing to the end of the Express Lanes will each have their own dedicated travel lane.
A new northbound left lane entry from the I-95 regular lanes will be located south of Route 610 (Garrisonville Road). An improved left lane end point will bring drivers back into the southbound regular lanes just north of Route 630 (Courthouse Road).
The extension will be part of the 95 Express Lanes, which are operated by Transurban in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The project is a joint investment by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Transurban. The project’s design-build team is Branch Civil, Inc., and Whitman, Requardt & Associates.
The extension will be part of the 95 Express Lanes network, and will operate under the same rules – all drivers need an E-ZPass and drivers can travel toll-free with an E-ZPass Flex and three or more people in the car. Buses and motorcycles travel toll-free. The extension will operate under the same reversal schedule as the 95 Express Lanes.
Tolls for the Express Lanes are dynamic, meaning they change periodically based on real-time traffic conditions to keep the Lanes free-flowing. It will not cost more to enter or exit at the new extension location than it would to enter or exit at the current Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) entry/exit. The toll price for drivers who enter/exit at the new southern point will pay the same toll as the drivers who enter/exit at the Garrisonville Road point.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is studying a proposed extension to bring the Lanes south for an additional 10 miles to the U.S. 17 interchange. More information is available here (https://www.expresslanes.com/project-fredericksburg-extension)