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Get Ready for a Detour at HOV Entrance in Springfield

By Potomac Local August 6, 2014 7:30 am

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Photo: Mary Davidson

Commuters use a busy Interstate 95 near Woodbridge on a weekday morning. (Mary Davidson)

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. – If your commute takes you to the Franconia-Springfield Parkway in Fairfax County, get ready for some changes to be made near the entrance to the HOV lanes entrance over the next few weeks. 

Here’s more in a press release from VDOT:

Beginning on or about Friday, August 8, VDOT is planning to close all left turns connecting the Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route 289) and the I-95 North and South High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes for up to four weeks. Motorists should follow the signed detour and allow extra time while traveling in this area, as they could experience delays of up to five minutes during peak a.m. and p.m. rush hours. These closures are necessary for crews to safely access the construction area and minimize delays. Critical work that will occur includes:

  • Accessing the exiting median and removing the concrete barrier
  • Adding new stormwater drainage and conduit underneath the bridge
  • Widening the ramps and adding new turn lanes
  • Installing new gates, Express Lanes signage and a new traffic signal
  • Placing new pavement and lane markings

Click here for more details and a detour map.

The 95 Express Lanes are more than 80 percent complete, and on-track to be completed by the end of the year and open in early 2015. The 95 Express Lanes will use dynamic tolls to keep traffic flowing and provide a more predictable travel option on I-95/395 between Route 610 in Stafford County to just north of I-495. The 95 Express Lanes are being delivered through a public-private partnership between VDOT and Transurban-Fluor.

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