About Pocahontas 895
Pocahontas 895 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 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 E-ZPass™ may travel without stopping to pay tolls.
The Commonwealth of Virginia, which planned and constructed Pocahontas 895, has formed a public-private partnership with Transurban giving it a 99-year lease to manage and maintain the road. The road opened in 2002, and Transurban assumed management of Pocahontas 895 in June 2006 from VDOT.
Transurban is a leading international toll road owner and manager with offices in the United States and Australia.
- Pocahontas 895 is a four-lane, 8.8-mile toll road southeast of Richmond, Va.
- It opened to traffic in September 2002.
- Pocahontas 895 offers both electronic open road toll collection (E-ZPassTM) and cash lanes.
- Pocahontas 895 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%.