95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension (Fred Ex)

The express version

  • The Fredericksburg Extension (Fred Ex) will pick up where the 95 Express Lanes currently end and will extend 10 miles south near Fredericksburg, VA
  • The lengthened Lanes will connect with the future 395 Express Lanes to create a connected corridor spanning nearly 50 miles from Fredericksburg to the D.C. line
  • You can learn how the project is benefitting the surrounding communities on this page

The I-95 corridor around the D.C. metro is one of the country’s most congested areas to drive in. We’re working to help fix that with Fred Ex. Whether you’re a solo driver, carpooler or bus rider, get ready to buckle up for a faster trip along the 95 Express Lanes with Fred Ex. The extended Lanes will open to drivers in late 2022. Until then, stay in the loop on what to expect and project updates.

At-a-glance

Opening

The 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension will open in 2022.

Where

  • From where the 95 Express Lanes currently end near Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to near Route 17
  • Additional improvements in Prince William County
  • Locality: Prince William and Stafford

Project benefits

  • Creates an estimated 9,000 jobs and $1 billion in economic activity during the project
  • Increases I-95 roadway capacity by 66% during rush hour periods
  • Provides new access points for faster and easier access to Quantico and the area's 28,000 workers
  • Offers time-saving travel and improvements to drivers on the regular I-95 lanes adjacent to the Express Lanes

More info

For more information about the project, jump onto the Virginia Department of Transportation’s website for more information about the Fredericksburg Extension project.

Community grant program

We’re about to become a part of the local communities along the Fred Ex project corridor as we kick off construction. The Fred Ex Community Grant Program is our way of being a good neighbor by giving back to them. Grants of $500 to $3,000 will be awarded throughout construction to help support the local environment and neighborhoods.

Head over to the About page to apply online.

For any questions, read our Express Lanes Community Grant Program Overview and Guidelines for the full scoop on grant opportunities.

About the project

We have the green light to extend the 95 Express Lanes 10 miles south to Fredericksburg. Together with Virginia DOT and our design-build contractor Branch-Flatiron, we have construction underway now. This project – we like to call Fred Ex – will make traveling through the I-95 corridor in Stafford County easier and faster. 

Drivers can expect Fred Ex to pick up where the 95 Express Lanes currently end, just past Route 610 in Stafford County, and extend to near Route 17.

This project will also:

  • Offer new access points to the existing 95 Express Lanes
  • Create new ramps that provide direct access to Quantico and Old Courthouse Road
  • Add 7 new bridges

When Fred Ex is wrapped up in 2022, it’ll connect with the future 395 Express Lanes. This will offer drivers an uninterrupted Express Lanes corridor between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers. Just like the 495 and 95 Express Lanes, you’ll need an E-ZPass® or E-ZPass® Flex to drive the Lanes. Cars with 1 or 2 people will pay to use the Lanes with an E-ZPass® or E-ZPass® Flex set to non-HOV mode. But how does free travel sound? If you have a headcount of 3 or more people and your E-ZPass® Flex set to HOV mode, you’ll ride for free on the 395 Express Lanes. Not to mention, motorcycles can travel toll-free without an E-ZPass® and buses will welcome passengers with the price of a standard fare.

Truslow Road Bridge replacement and detour

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As part of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project, the Truslow Road Bridge will be rebuilt. Construction began in January 2020. The work includes lengthening the bridge and relocating the pillar that is currently in the I-95 median. This reconstruction project will enhance safety and extend the lifespan of the Truslow Road Bridge. 

 
During the bridge closure, the recommended detour route will take travelers to Plantation Drive and Route 17. Signage in the area will help guide travelers through the corridor. Please plan ahead for alternative travel routes, follow signage, and travel safely.

The Truslow Road Bridge will reopen winter 2020/2021.

Once the new Truslow Road overpass opens, construction will begin to replace the American Legion Road overpass. American Legion Road is anticipated to close to traffic with a detour route in winter 2021 and will remain closed for approximately nine months during reconstruction. 

For more information check out the fact sheet here. Got questions? Please contact: 

Brent McKenzie, 95 Express Lanes Community Outreach Manager
bmckenzie@transurban.com
571-326-5609

Or

Kelly Hannon, Communications Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, Fredericksburg District
fredericksburginfo@vdot.virginia.gov
540-374-3344

 

Noise barriers

 

Three noise barriers have been proposed as part of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension (Fred Ex) Project. Learn more about the noise barriers and the process for approving them:

  • Noise Barrier Maps – This document shows where the location for the three proposed walls are
  • Noise Barrier Presentation – This presentation provides an overview of how the noise barrier process works, who is eligible to vote, and what voting community members can expect as the process gets underway
  • Noise Barrier Frequently Asked Questions – This document answers some of the questions we hear most often about noise barrier specifications and the voting process.
  • Fred Ex Project Factsheet – This document offers a snapshot of Fred Ex, as well as projects benefits.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a briefing with project officials at your upcoming community association meeting, please contact:

Brent McKenzie, 95 Express Lanes Community Outreach Manager
bmckenzie@transurban.com
571-326-5609

Or

Kelly Hannon, Communications Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, Fredericksburg District
fredericksburginfo@vdot.virginia.gov
540-374-3344

Contact

Transurban

For information about this project and how it may affect your community, get in touch with Brent McKenzie at 571-620-7911 or bmckenzie@transurban.com.

VDOT

Want to know more about how VDOT is working closely on this project? Reach out to Kelly Hannon, VDOT’s Communications Manager at 540-374-3344 or kelly.hannon@vdot.virginia.gov.

Fred Ex news

October 25, 2020

95 Lane Closure Content – Week of October 26

There will be daytime closures on Hospital Center Boulevard, Old Courthouse Road and on Wyche Road. There will overnight lane closures on I-95 southbound and northbound.Read more

October 19, 2020

95 Lane Closure Content – Week of October 19

There will be daytime closures on Hospital Center Boulevard, Old Courthouse Road and on Wyche Road.There will overnight and daytime lane closures on I-95 southbound and northbound.Read more