About Pocahontas Parkway

Pocahontas Parkway is an 8.8-mile cash and fully electronic toll road with an elevated bridge crossing the James River. It is located southeast of Richmond, Va. and 895 toll plaza links Interstate 95 at Chippenham Parkway (Route 150) with Interstate 295 to create a southern bypass of the city. It is the only crossing of the James River for six miles in either direction. With its open road tolling, customers with an E-ZPass® may travel without stopping to pay tolls.

The Commonwealth of Virginia planned and constructed Pocahontas Parkway and the road opened to travelers in 2002.

Key Facts

  • Pocahontas Parkway is a four-lane, 8.8-mile toll road southeast of Richmond, Va.
  • It opened to traffic in September 2002
  • Pocahontas Parkway offers both electronic open road toll collection (E-ZPass) and cash lanes
  • Pocahontas Parkway enables access to Richmond International Airport (including a direct Airport Connector Road that opened in January 2011)
  • The main span length of the bridge is 730 feet with 672 feet of horizontal navigation clearing
  • The vertical navigation clearance is 145 feet over a 300 foot wide horizontal section
  • The maximum grade is 4.0%