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Lane Closures Lifted, HOV Changes for Christmas

By Potomac Local News December 24, 2013 12:57 pm

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Interstate 95 south at Dumfries [Photo: Uriah Kiser/Potomac Local News]

Interstate 95 south at Dumfries [Photo: Uriah Kiser/Potomac Local News]

Starting a noon today, all regularly scheduled highway construction lane closures were lifted for Christmas. This will allow for easier travel on the state’s highways and Interstates, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The lane closures will resume Thursday.

There are also changes to the HOV lanes between Dumfries and the Pentagon.

More in a press release:

NORTHERN VIRGINIA HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE SCHEDULE:

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) restrictions on interstates 66, 95 and 395 will be affected by the year-end holidays.

Christmas

Tuesday, Dec. 24: Normal HOV restrictions are in effect. Interstate 95/395 reversible lanes will remain southbound Christmas Eve night and Christmas Day.

Wednesday, Dec. 25: HOV restrictions on I-95, I-395 and Interstate 66 are lifted. I-95/395 reversible lanes will remain southbound until midnight Christmas Day and switch to northbound by 2 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26.

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Thursday, Dec. 26: Normal HOV restrictions are in effect.

New Year’s Tuesday, Dec. 31: Normal HOV restrictions are in effect. I-95/395 reversible lanes will remain southbound New Year’s Eve night and New Year’s Day.

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014: HOV restrictions on I-95, I-395 and I-66 are lifted. I-95/395 reversible lanes will remain southbound until midnight New Year’s Day and switch to northbound by 2 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014: Normal HOV restrictions are in effect.

I-95 Express Lanes construction: VDOT will restrict lane closures on I-95 in the Express Lanes work zone from 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, until 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, and again from 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, until 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

Additionally, there will be no daytime lane closures in the 29-mile work zone during the weekends of Dec. 21-22, Dec. 28-29 and Jan. 4-5, 2014. All overnight lane closures must be reopened by 7 a.m. on these weekends in the general purpose lanes.

 

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