I-95 Southbound River Crossing Lanes Now Open
We are excited to share that after over three years of work, the I-95 Southbound General Purpose and Collector Distributor lanes in Fredericksburg, Virginia are now open!
The three general purpose lanes over the Rappahannock River opened yesterday, Wednesday, October 13, and will create a change to traffic patterns, providing three lanes for through-traffic and three lanes for local traffic.
To make this happen, four bridges were constructed by Wagman as a part of Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) $115M Design-Build Contract, including the 1,200 ft long bridge over the Rappahannock River and three bridges over Route 17. As the geotechnical engineer, Schnabel Engineering was responsible for evaluating the site subsurface conditions and providing recommendations regarding the design of foundations for the bridges, mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls, earthwork, pavements, slope stability, settlement, and stormwater management features.
Associate, Michelle Bolding, is the Geotechnical Project Manager on the I-95 Rappahannock Project and works closely with JMT and Wagman to provide geotechnical services to make sure the project is completed on time.
“The success of this project is directly related to the collaborative effort within the Design-Build Team.”, said Michelle, “On-site soils impact every aspect of roadway construction, and the ability for the team to identify and address the geotechnical concerns before they became project delays was a crucial component to achieving the project early completion interim milestone.”
The Wagman-JMT-Schnabel Team is currently working on the adjacent I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project, with anticipated completion in 2024.
To learn more about the I-95 Rappahannock Project, watch Michelle Bolding discuss the work the Wagman-JMT-Schnabel Team are doing at the project site:
On-site soils impact every aspect of roadway construction, and the ability for the team to identify and address the geotechnical concerns before they became project delays was a crucial component to achieving the project early completion interim milestone.