Bridge rehabilitation project on I-95 will impact traffic around VCU Medical Center in March


Those traveling on several major roads to get to the VCU Health and MCV campuses should expect lane reductions and detours around work areas over the next few months.

Orange circle sign in construction zone.
During the spring crews will work on five bridges over Interstate 95 in Downtown Richmond. (Getty Images)

By Carrie Carroll and Sarah McCloskey

Drivers should expect changes in traffic patterns near the Interstate-95 exit used to get to Downtown Richmond and VCU Medical Center during the spring.

Starting Friday, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will begin a major bridge rehabilitation project, which includes work on five bridges on I-95.

This is the first of many weekends when traffic will be affected due to road construction. Future dates for lane closures and detours will be shared ahead of time.

If you need to plan a trip to VCU Medical Center or the MCV campus, please plan accordingly so you can arrive safely and on time. Please visit the Virginia Department of Transportation website for more information.

Traffic impacts for the weekend of March 1 to March 4:

  • Lane Cut: At 8 p.m. Friday, northbound and southbound travel lanes of I-95 at mile marker 74 will be reduced to one lane until 6 a.m. Monday, March 4.
  • Broad Street access and closure: Exit 74C (I-95 north to Broad St.), Broad St., in both directions on the bridge over I-95 and the westbound ramp from Broad St. to I-95 will be closed through the weekend. Pedestrians will still have access to Broad Street.
  • alternative route: Separate routes will be created to direct vehicle traffic around the work area. Those traveling through the Richmond area are encouraged to use I-295, I-195, Route 288 and Route 1/301 to avoid significant delays.

Map of street routes in Downtown Richmond.

Road work area map for the weekend of March 1 through March 4.

(Virginia Department of Transportation)


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