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I-95 Southbound from Arlington

  1. Proceed south on I-95 merging onto I-295 S via exit number 84A (left exit) toward Rocky Mount, N.C.
  2. Continue on I-295 S onto VA-36 W/Oaklawn Boulevard via exit number 9B toward Fort Lee/Colonial Heights.
  3. If you will need a pass: When you're coming off I-295 via exit 9B toward Fort Lee/Petersburg, proceed to the sixth traffic light and turn left at the Lee Ave Gate, then take the immediate right to the Visitor Control Center in The Dukes Welcome Center.
  4. If you possess an accepted DoD or Federally issued ID: When you're coming off I-295 via exit 9B toward Fort Lee/Petersburg, proceed to the fourth traffic light and turn left at the Sisisky Boulevard Gate. (between 5:00 AM and 8:00 PM)

Approximate Travel Time: 2 hours, 17 minutes

Other installation access points that can be used include the Lee, Mahone and Adams Avenue gates, or the Shop Road gate for Commercial Traffic. Their hours are listed below.

I-95 Northbound from Rocky Mount, N.C.

  1. Proceed north on I-95 merging onto I-295 N via exit number 46 toward Washington.
  2. Continue on I-295 N merge onto VA-36 W/Oaklawn Boulevard via exit number 9B toward Fort Lee/Colonial Heights.
  3. If you will need a pass: When you're coming off I-295 via exit 9B toward Fort Lee/Petersburg, proceed to the sixth traffic light and turn left at the Lee Ave Gate, then take the immediate right to the Visitor Control Center in The Dukes Welcome Center.
  4. If you possess an accepted DoD or Federally issued ID: When you're coming off I-295 via exit 9B toward Fort Lee/Petersburg, proceed to the fourth traffic light and turn left at the Sisisky Boulevard Gate. (between 5:00 AM and 8:00 PM)

Approximate Travel Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes

I-64 Eastbound from Charlottesville

  1. Proceed east on I-64 merging onto 1-295 S via exit number 177 toward Washington/Norfolk.
  2. Proceed on I-295 south merge onto VA-36 W/Oaklawn Boulevard via exit number 9B toward Fort Lee/Colonial Heights.
  3. If you will need a pass: When you're coming off I-295 via exit 9B toward Fort Lee/Petersburg, proceed to the sixth traffic light and turn left at the Lee Ave Gate, then take the immediate right to the Visitor Control Center in The Dukes Welcome Center.
  4. If you possess an accepted DoD or Federally issued ID: When you're coming off I-295 via exit 9B toward Fort Lee/Petersburg, proceed to the fourth traffic light and turn left at the Sisisky Boulevard Gate. (between 5:00 AM and 8:00 PM)

Approximate Travel Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes

I-64 Westbound from Virginia Beach

  1. Proceed west on I-64 merging onto I-295 S via exit number 200 toward Rocky Mount, N.C.
  2. Merge onto I-295 S using the left side exit toward Bottoms Bridge.
  3. Proceed on I-295 south exiting onto VA-36 W/Oaklawn Boulevard via exit number 9B toward Fort Lee/Colonial Heights.
  4. f you will need a pass: When you're coming off I-295 via exit 9B toward Fort Lee/Petersburg, proceed to the sixth traffic light and turn left at the Lee Ave Gate, then take the immediate right to the Visitor Control Center in The Dukes Welcome Center.
  5. If you possess an accepted DoD or Federally issued ID: When you're coming off I-295 via exit 9B toward Fort Lee/Petersburg, proceed to the fourth traffic light and turn left at the Sisisky Boulevard Gate. (between 5:00 AM and 8:00 PM)

Approximate Travel Time: 1 hour, 34 minutes

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