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 2022. Until then, stay in the loop on what to expect and project updates.
The 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension will open in 2022.
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 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.
As part of the 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension project, the Truslow Road Bridge will be rebuilt. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2020 depending on weather conditions, and is slated to take up to nine months. The work will include 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 in fall 2020.
For more information or questions, please contact:
Brent McKenzie, 95 Express Lanes Community Outreach Manager
Kelly Hannon, Communications Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, Fredericksburg District
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.
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 email@example.com.
August 3, 2020Read more