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Overnight I-95 Express Lanes Closures Continue

By Submitted News August 15, 2014 10:30 am

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[Photo: VDOT]

[Photo: VDOT]

Weather permitting, at 11 p.m. Friday night, August 15, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-395/95 from the Washington D.C., line to the end at Dumfries Road (Route 234) until 8 a.m. Saturday, August 16, and again on Saturday night at 11 p.m. until 8 a.m., Sunday morning, August 17. The closures are needed for overnight construction on the 95 Express Lanes Project.

Schedule of HOV hours of operation:

1. Saturday morning, August 16 by 8 a.m.:

  • HOV lanes open in the southbound direction from Washington, D.C. to the exit at Turkeycock (Edsall Road) where all motorists must exit the lanes and merge onto the I-395 south general purpose lanes.

  • HOV lanes closed between Turkeycock (Edsall Road) and the Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route 289).

  • HOV lanes open to southbound traffic south of the Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route 289) to Dumfries Road (Route 234). Traffic can re-enter the HOV lanes just after the Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route 289) via a left lane slip ramp. 

  • During this work, there will be no direct access to I-95 south HOV lanes via the Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route 289).

2. Saturday afternoon, August 16, by 2 p.m.: All HOV lanes will be closed for reversal    

    operations. 

3. Saturday afternoon, August 16, no later than 4 p.m.: HOV lanes open to traffic heading

    north from Turkeycock exit (Edsall Road) to Washington, D.C.

4. Saturday night, August 16, by 11 p.m.: HOV facility will close in its entirety from Dumfries
    Road (Route 234) to Washington, D.C.

5. Sunday morning, August 17, by 8 a.m.: Entire HOV facility will open northbound.

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