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. Stay in the loop on what to expect and project updates.
The 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension will open in late 2023.
For more information about the project, jump onto the Virginia Department of Transportation’s website for more information about the Fredericksburg Extension project.
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.
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:
When Fred Ex is wrapped up, it’ll connect with the 395 Express Lanes. This will offer drivers an uninterrupted Express Lanes corridor between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers. Just like the current 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 HOV OFF.
But how does free travel sound? If you have a headcount of 3 or more people and your E-ZPass® Flex set to HOV ON, you’ll ride for free on Fred Ex. Not to mention, motorcycles and buses can travel toll-free without an E-ZPass®.
As part of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension (Fred Ex) project, the American Legion Road Overpass will close on April 4, 2022 for reconstruction.
The work is anticipated to be completed within 9 months.
Here’s what to expect:
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:
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
Darragh Frye, Communications Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation
For information about this project and how it may affect your community, get in touch with Brent McKenzie at 571-620-7911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 2, 2022Read more