I-95 Express Lanes Extension (“Fred Ex”)

Fredericksburg Extension of I-95 HOV/HOT lanes project


Current Status

The Fredericksburg Extension of the I-95 HOV/HOT Lanes Project (“Project”) is an addition to the I-95 Express Lanes project being pursued as a “Concessionaires Enhancement,” as defined in 95 Express Lanes Comprehensive Agreement. 95 Express Lanes LLC is the Concessionaire for the Project.

This project extends 95 Express Lanes approximately 10 miles south of Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) in Stafford County to the vicinity of Route 17 (I-95 Exit 133). Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2019 targeting service commencement in October 2022.

It will have direct connection with both the northbound and southbound Rappahannock River crossing projects and will be analyzing access points and operational improvements with the project.

Ultimately when open to traffic, this project would complete one of the longest Express Lanes system in the U.S., from Washington, D.C., to Fredericksburg and unlock a major point of daily congestion in the region.

The following are key features of the project:

  • Ten miles of new two-lane reversible Express Lanes (with full shoulders) from the existing southern terminus at Route 610 to Route 17 North (Exit 143 to Exit 133) and approximately 1.5 miles of an additional reversible Express Lane within the existing 95 Express Lanes south of Garrisonville Road (Route 610)
  • New Express Lanes access points, including flyover ramps at the Route 17 terminus and Quantico area and a direct, reversible ramp connection at (Old) Courthouse Road
  • Seven new bridge structures:
    • Express Lanes mainline across Potomac Creek
    • Northbound general purpose (GP) lanes flyover entrance to Express Lanes north of Route 17
    • Northbound Express Lanes flyover exit to GP lanes and Russell Road
    • Southbound GP lanes flyover entrance to Express Lanes south of Russell Road
    • Southbound Express Lanes flyover to GP lanes and Route 17 at Southern Terminus
    • American Legion Road overpass (demolish and rebuild existing structure)
    • Truslow Road overpass (demolish and rebuild existing structure)
  • Interface and direct connection with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Rappahannock River Crossing – Southbound Project, including a new general-purpose lane exit ramp at Route 17
  • All-electronic tolling with same rules as 95 Express Lanes

The Commercial Close was reached on April 18, 2019, and subsequently the Financial Close was reached on April 30, 2019. The Project is under construction and the service commencement is anticipated in late 2022.


Project Resources

Location and Design Public Hearing (presentation) – September 25, 2017

Revised Environmental Assessment (EA) with appendices – August 2017

CTB Meeting Video – January 10, 2018

Interchange Justification Report – February 2018

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) – March 19, 2018

FHWA Acceptance of IJR – April 20, 2018

Design-Build Procurement (Concessionaire)

  • RFQ: January 2018
  • RFP: March 2018
  • Contractor Selection: November 2018



Fred Ex Comprehensive Agreement

Second Amended and Restated Comprehensive Agreement Related to the I-95/395 HOV/HOT Lanes Project (“Second ARCA”) – April 18, 2019

Exhibit A

Exhibit B-1

Exhibit B-2

Exhibit B-3 (contact P3 office.)

Exhibit B-3A (contact P3 office.)

Exhibit B-4

Exhibit B-5 (contact P3 office.)

Exhibit B-6 

Exhibit C (contact P3 office.)

Exhibit D

Exhibit E

Exhibit F

Exhibit G

Exhibit H

Exhibit I

Exhibit J-1

Exhibit J-2

Exhibit K

Exhibit L

Exhibit M

Exhibit N

Exhibit O

Exhibit P

Exhibit Q-1

Exhibit Q-2

Exhibit R-1

Exhibit R-2

Exhibit R-3

Exhibit R-4

Exhibit R-5

Exhibit S

Exhibit T

Exhibit U

Exhibit V

Exhibit W 

Exhibit X

Exhibit Y

Exhibit Z

Exhibit AA

Exhibit BB-1

Exhibit BB-2

Exhibit CC 

Exhibit DD

Exhibit EE (contact P3 office.)

Exhibit FF

Exhibit GG (contact P3 office.)

Exhibit HH (contact P3 office.)

Exhibit II

Exhibit JJ (contact p3 office.)

Exhibit KK


Project Websites

VDOT I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension Website

Concessionaire Project Website


Project News Links

Governor McAuliffe Announces Deal to Deliver 95 Express Lanes Extension and Provide $277M for Additional Upgrades to the 95 Corridor” –  January 10, 2018