Interstate 95 Bridge Work

On Monday night, Sept. 10, crews will begin replacement of the Interstate 95 northbound bridge over Hermitage Road as part of the I-95 Bridges Restoration project. This bridge requires the placement of 12 pre-cast bridge units and is expected to take two weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. September 10-20, I-95 will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction between the Lombardy Street bridge (mile marker 77) and Laburnum Avenue (mile marker 79). In addition, the ramp from I-95 south to Boulevard and Hermitage Road will be closed. From 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., the ramp from Boulevard to I-95 north will be closed. Drivers are advised to follow the posted detour routes. Expect major delays.

Just south of the bridge over Hermitage Road, I-95 north traffic will merge onto the southbound bridge. Both I-95 north and south traffic will use the southbound bridge to maneuver around the construction. VDOT strongly encourages I-95 and I-64 travelers through Richmond use one of the following alternate routes to bypass the construction.

From I-95 south (Henrico): Access I-295 at exit 84 to reach I-64 east/west or areas south of Richmond; through travelers can use I-295 south to bypass Richmond and re-enter I-95 south at exit 46 in Prince George County. Local traffic can also take exit 82 (Chamberlayne Avenue/Route 1/301 south) to reach Richmond destinations.

From I-95 north (Prince George): Access I-295 at exit 46 to reach I-64 east/west or areas north of Richmond; through travelers can use I-295 north to bypass Richmond and re-enter I-95 north at exit 84 in Henrico County. 

From I-64 east (Goochland/Henrico): There are three alternate routes:

  • Access Route 288 south at exit 175 in Goochland to reach Chesterfield County locations and to re-enter I-95 at exit 62
  • Access I-295 at exit 177 to reach I-95 north or I-64 east of Richmond
  • Access I-195 south at exit 186 in Richmond to reach downtown destinations, Route 76/Powhite Parkway Extension (toll) through Chesterfield County or the Downtown Expressway (toll).

From I-64 west (Henrico/New Kent): Access I-295 north at exit 200 to reach I-95 or to continue on to I-64 west of Richmond.