Study: ‘More problems’ than money to fix them on I-95

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — State officials say the first phase of a study on how to improve Interstate 95 through Virginia has pinpointed problem areas, mostly in Northern Virginia and around Fredericksburg.

The Free Lance-Star reports Virginia Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Nick Donohue discussed the findings with residents earlier this week.

He says there are “more problems on the I-95 corridor than dollars to fix them.” He says the 179-mile stretch of 95 through Virginia is the most heavily used corridor in the Southeast.

The study found the area outside of Richmond where I-95 and Interstate 64 intersect is the worst for crashes.

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Two more local meetings will be held later this year to discuss the study before the Commonwealth Transportation Board begins to analyze the findings and find a way forward.

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