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I-95 Corridor Study - Phase 2

Project Details

Consultant:  Michael Baker International

Completion Date:  March 2018

I-95 Corridor Evaluation – Overview and Phase 2 Scope of Work – February 26, 2018

I-95 Corridor Study Phase 2 Highway Element

In June 2016, FAMPO staff worked with Michael Baker International to complete the I-95 Corridor Study Phase I which evaluated congestion problems between milepoint 145 and 125. In light of new congestion problems on I-95 associated with the extension of the Express Lanes to Exit 143, existing congestion problems on I-95 associated with the Rappahannock River Crossings, and several planned improvements along the I-95 corridor that could significantly changes existing traffic behavior, the FAMPO Policy Committee authorized the I-95 Corridor Phase 2 multimodal study to analyze congestion problems on I-95 between mile point 148 and mile point 98 and possible solutions in time for the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan effort and the next round of Smart Scale project applications in the summer of 2018.  Phase 2 will also study potential opportunities for improvements with VRE/Amtrack and additional areas which could help alleviate congestion along the I-95 corridor. There are two components of this study which include a transit/TDM element and a highway element.

I-95 Transit/Transportation Demand Management

The purpose of this study is to identify what transit and TDM measures are necessary to accommodate this growth. A major component of the study is to identify the market for a publicly-operated commuter bus system in the Region to supplement its existing transit and TDM services.

Consultant:  Michael Baker International/Foursquare ITP

Completion Date:  November 2018

Scope of Work I-95 Transit/TDM Study Executive Summary – December 2017

I-95 Transit/TDM Study Final Report – December 2017

I-95 Phase 2 Highway

Consultant:  Michael Baker International Budget:  $400,000 Funding:  Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Completion Date:  March 2018 This I-95 Phase 2 Highway Study will be conducted in coordination with the Transit/TDM element and will focus on:

  1. Strengthening case for I-95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing Project for 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) update and the next round of Smart Scale
  2. Developing full transportation master plan for I-95 throughout FAMPO area
  3. Providing travel demand modeling support for LRTP update process

Study Area

Advisory Group Members

City of Fredericksburg

  • Erik Nelson Deputy Director for Planning Services Division & Senior Planner
  • Doug Fawcett Director of Public Works (alternate)

Stafford County

  • Mike Smith Deputy County Administrator
  • Chris Rapp Director of Public Works (alternate)

Spotsylvania County

  • Ed Petrovitch Deputy County Administrator
  • Doug Morgan Transportation Planner

Caroline County

  • Craig Pennington Planner
  • Mike Finchum Director of Planning and Community Development

King George County

  • Ryan Gandy Director of Economic Development
  • Bradley Hudson Transportation Planner (alternate)

VA Department of Transportation

  • Stephen Haynes District Planning Manager
  • Linda LaSut Assistant District Planning Manager (alternate)

Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission

  • Charles Steigerwald Deputy Director of Planning & Operations
  • Sonali Soneji VRE Planning Program Manager

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

  • Ciara Williams NOVA Transit Programs Manager
  • Todd Horsley (alternate) Director of Northern Virginia Transit Programs

Federal Highway Administration

  • Ivan Rucker Planning/Environmental Specialist

Citizens Transportation Advisory Group

  • Rupert Farley Citizen

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

February 9, 2017 – AgendaMinutes

April 20, 2017 – AgendaMinutes

June 22, 2017 – AgendaMinutes

August 2, 2017 – AgendaMinutes

September 6, 2017 – AgendaMinutes

September 27, 2017 – AgendaMinutes

November 1, 2017 – AgendaMinutes

November 17, 2017 (Part 2) – AgendaMinutes

December 11, 2017 – AgendaMinutes

January 8, 2018 – AgendaMinutes

February 20, 2018 – AgendaMinutes

April 9, 2018 – AgendaMinutes

Resolutions

February 27, 2017 – FAMPO Resolution No. 17-22, Authorizing Staff to Transfer RSTP Funding to Support the I-95 Corridor Study Phase 2

March 30, 2017 – FAMPO Resolution No. 17-27, Authorizing Staff to Work with Michael Baker International to Execute the I-95 Phase 2 Transit/TDM Study

May 15, 2017 – FAMPO Resolution No. 17-35, Authorizing Staff to Work with Michael Baker International to Execute the I-95 Phase 2 Highway Study