About Virginia Megaprojects
The 95 Express Lanes consist of 29 miles of HOV/HOT Lanes on I-95. The project added capacity to the existing HOV Lanes from the Prince William Parkway to the vicinity of Edsall Road, and improved the existing two HOV lanes for six miles from Route 234 to the Prince William Parkway. A nine-mile reversible two-lane extension of the existing HOV lanes from Dumfries to Garrisonville Road in Stafford County will help to alleviate the worst traffic bottleneck in the region. Visit 95expresslanes.com for detailed project information.
The project is designed to ease several chokepoints, add capacity during emergencies, and reduce weaving and merging. The inside and outside shoulders between Dumfries Road and the Prince William Parkway will be widened, both north and southbound, to 12 feet with full-depth pavement to make the shoulders suitable for traffic use during accidents, evacuation, enforcement and detours. Also, crews will extend the acceleration and deceleration lanes between the on- and off-ramps at these exits.
A new 23-mile Silver rail line will extend service from the existing Orange Line at the East Falls Church station in Fairfax County to Route 722/Ryan Road in Loudon County. Construction is wrapping up on Phase I on this project as crew finish work at four new stations in Tysons Corner. Visit dullesmetro.com for detailed project information.
Multiple improvements are underway as part of the Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) plan. These include the completion of the Fairfax County Parkway from Route 286 to Route 1 and I-95 ramps to Fort Belvoir North (formerly the Engineer Proving Ground) and a northbound auxiliary lane on I-395 and HOV ramp to the Mark Center.