Wednesday, March 29, 2017

VDOT to 'Fast Track' Ten Mile I-95 Express Lanes Extension to Fredericksburg

Hello,

In the event you missed the announcement in the Post a couple weeks ago VDOT is planning another another I-95 Express Lanes extension from Exit 148 in central Stafford County to Exit 133 at the City of Fredericksburg. Length of the Express Lanes extension will be about 10 miles. This will add to the 2 niles of Express Lanes currently being bulldozed on the median North of Exit 148.

Entire "planning" phase for this project will occur between now and January 2018. As with previous Express Lanes extensions, many thousands of trees in the mixed hardwood and evergreen forest on the I-95 median would be destroyed to construct Express Lanes.

Nothing stated by VDOT about the impact of more Express Lanes traffic driving to Arlington, Alexandria, and D.C. No one ever told anyone in Arlington that 1-95 Express Lanes would be lengthened 10 miles.

For more information you can visit VDOT's Web pages at:

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/fredericksburg/i-95_express_lanes_fredericksburg_extension.asp

Cindy

12 Comments:

At 29 March, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to plans for an express rail track for VRE to Fredericksburg?

 
At 29 March, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few years ago I had a flat tire on I-95 in Stafford County and pulled way over next to the median to change the tire. The wooded areas are pristine and someone should take photos before they're bulldozed.

 
At 30 March, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in South Fairlington not far from I-395. We were never told about this last year during meetings with VDOT regarding Express Lanes.

 
At 30 March, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the State should be doing is putting a third track and/or fourth track on the rail line to Fredericksburg and have shuttle buses to-from train stations pick up and drop off passengers in the neighborhoods near I-95, rather than everyone drive to the Pentagon via the Express Lanes.

 
At 30 March, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

All VDOT wants is more lanes for more vehicles.

 
At 01 April, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any estimate of how many more vehicles will be driving in /out of Arlington?

 
At 01 April, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the Sierra Club?

 
At 01 April, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sierra Club members are busy removing their 36 foot deep sea fishing boats from Winter storage and gettng ready for another exciting season of trophy fishing endangered species.

 
At 02 April, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does County Government even care anymore? All they want to do is completely urbanize everything.

 
At 04 April, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington, Alexandria, DC don't have to build any affordable anything. Everyone who doesn't earn $200,000 per year gets to drive in and out during rush hours.

 
At 06 April, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the parking lot at 8:30 AM gets extended from Glebe Road to Seminary Road? Isn't retail in enough trouble already? Who wants to drive to a mall to shop over impossibly-congested local roads after spending 3 hours driving to and from work, over impossibly congested interstates?

 
At 06 April, 2017 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree. R I P retail malls. I don't have time to spend hours driving around shopping.

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home