About Virginia Megaprojects
Fourteen miles of new Express Lanes (two in each direction) were built on I-495 between the Springfield Interchange and just north of the Dulles Toll Road. These Express Lanes offer HOV-3 connections with I-95/395, I-66 and the Dulles Toll Road for the first time. Buses, carpools and vanpools with three or more people, and motorcycles can ride in the new lanes for free. Vehicles carrying two or less people can ride them if they pay a toll. Visit 495expresslanes.com for detailed project information.
This new project will create approximately 29 miles of HOV/HOT Lanes on I-95. This project will add capacity to the existing HOV Lanes from the Prince William Parkway to the vicinity of Edsall Road; improve the existing two HOV lanes for six miles from Route 234 to the Prince William Parkway. A 9-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.
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.
Rebuilding the Telegraph Road interchange at I-95/495 is the final component of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project. When completed, motorists will have smoother traffic flow on Telegraph Road and related side streets, improved ramp access to and from the Beltway and a wider Beltway up to the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
VDOT completed the I-95 widening project, which added a fourth lane in each direction of I-95 from Woodbridge to Newington. A fourth northbound lane opened at Exit 161 near the Occoquan River Bridge in 2009. A fourth southbound I-95 lane opened at Exit 166 in October 2010. The project was completed in summer 2011 with six miles of four lanes in each direction from Exit 166, Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286), to Exit 160, Woodbridge/Occoquan (Route 123). This will relieve chronic bottlenecks and improve traffic flow to and from the Springfield Interchange at Exit 170.
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 study to build ramps to the Mark Center.