Atlantic Gateway project secures $165M federal grant

WCN Editorial Team 7 Jul 2016 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Virginia’s proposed Atlantic Gateway project has received a $165M grant from the US Department of Transportation.


The grant, allocated under the DOT’s FASTLANE program, will be combined with $565M in private investments and $710M in other transportation funds.

The project is part of the $1.4bn state effort to ease traffic congestion on the I-95 corridor in Northern Virginia.

The development will include the construction of 23km of new rail track, the extension of 95 express lanes for 11km north to the Potomac River and the extension of the 95 express lanes 16km south to Fredericksburg.

Work will also involve the construction of a new southbound bridge on I-95 across the Rappahannock River, as well as new commuter parking, technology upgrades and new truck parking.

Governor Terry McAuliffe said: “Winning this significant federal grant will allow Virginia to move forward on a project that will transform travel conditions and stimulate economic growth across our Commonwealth.

Our administration worked with federal, state, local and private sector parties to submit a package of transportation improvements that will have far-reaching benefits for everyone who travels the Commonwealth, whether by car, bus or train.”

Construction work will be carried out in phases, and portions will start as early as 2017. 

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