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Project Overview at a Glance

The 95 Express Lanes opened to traffic on December 14 and tolling began on December 29, 2014. The lanes keep traffic moving by using dynamic tolling, which adjusts tolls based on real-time traffic conditions. The 95 Express Lanes system uses dynamic speed limit signs, lane use management signs and video technology capable of identifying accidents to help manage traffic. State troopers ensure HOV compliance with the help of technology.

The Express Lanes help maintain travel speeds, make travel times more predictable and significantly reduce HOV violators.

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Click here to view a list of project fact sheets.


Construction Updates

Construction is complete and the 95 Express Lanes opened to traffic on December 14, 2014.  The project includes 9 new bridges (4 new flyovers) that provide access to the lanes. For more information on how to use and access the 95 Express Lanes, please visit 95ExpressLanes.com.

Carpoolers can also benefit from the expanded commuter lots VDOT built in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties, in addition to lots that were expanded in Prince William and Fairfax counties. For a list of the Park & Ride lots, click here.


Project History

Governor Bob McDonnell announced the advancement of the 95 Express Lanes project that will run from Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to Edsall Road in Fairfax County. Read the December 6, 2011 news release.

This new project will create approximately 29 miles of Express 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, and improve 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.  

As a separate project, plans are also being advanced to construct a direct ramp from the existing HOV lanes on I-395 to Seminary Road, which will connect the Mark Center site to this expanded regional transit and HOV network. The ramp will be restricted to transit and HOV use only. Click here for more information on the Mark Center project.

Click here to read the letter sent by Secretary Connaughton to the affected jurisdictions about these new projects dated February 3, 2011.

95 Express Lanes Design Public Hearings

VDOT held the Design Public Hearings for the 95 Express Lanes between Edsall Road in Fairfax County and Garrisonville Road in Stafford County on September 26, 28, and 29. Click here to view the newspaper advertisement.

The official comment period closed on October 14, 2011. All comments and responses are posted below:
Design public hearing comment report (1269 KB)
Appendix B - Comments from local jurisdictions (4341 KB)

Design Public Hearing Display Boards

Transportation Management Plan
Related VDOT Improvement Projects
Click Here to See More Design Public Hearing Boards

Department of Rail and Public Transportation Transit Study
Click here to view the DRPT I-95 Transit and TDM Plan with boards from the public meetings.

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Lane Closures

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Nightly closures of HOV Lanes
Extended Weekend hours 11 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Single lane closures are scheduled during the daytime hours in the project work zone. Single to multiple lane closures and intermittent full road closures with detours are scheduled during nighttime hours.  Please refer to the lane closures page for updated closures.

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Taxis

Taxis may operate in the HOV lanes on I-395 north of the 95 Express Lanes and on the HOV lanes of I-66 with a single fare on board.  They must have an EZ-Pass for the Express Lanes and to avoid paying a toll, they must have 3 occupants in the vehicle to use EZ-Pass Flex in the HOV-3 mode in the Express Lanes.  They do not meet the definition of mass transit vehicles that are deemed to have met the HOT-3 requirements.

Documents

October 30, 2013
Fundamentals of Traffic Noise 2013

Fundamentals of Traffic Noise Presentation
(1 MB)

For additional information regarding state noise abatement policy and guidance manual please visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/pr-noise-walls-about.asp

June 10, 2013
Final Design Noise Analysis Report (Segments I - III)

Table of Contents (32KB)
Noise Report (2.2 MB)
Figures 1 - 5 (3.9 MB)
Figures 6 - 11 (4.8 MB)
Figures 12-18 (4.4 MB)
Figures 19 - 21b (4.3 MB)
Appendices A - B (3 MB)
Appendices remainder of B (3.2 MB)
Appendices C - J (2.4 MB)

Environmental Assessment

Jan. 29, 2013
Final Design Noise Analysis (Segment IV) (495-Edsall Rd)

Table of Contents (191 KB)
Tables (366 KB)
Figure 1 (360 KB)
Figure 2-2A (5.3 MB)
Figure 2B (6.5 MB)
Figure 3-3B (5.5 MB)
Appendices A-J (4.9 MB)

Sept. 30, 2011
Review the Environmental Assessment design boards for the 95 Express Lanes from Edsall Road in Fairfax County to Massaponax in Spotsylvania County:

Welcome / environmental considerations
Summary of impacts
Noise / sound walls
Next steps

Sept. 30, 2011
Review the Environmental Assessment for the 95 Express Lanes from Edsall Road in Fairfax County to Massaponax in Spotsylvania County:

Environmental Assessment
Air Quality Analysis Final Report  (11.4MB)
Noise Analysis Report (Draft 13.8 MB)

Noise Analysis Appendices
         Appendices A & B pages 1 - 142 (12.2MB)
         Appendix B pages 143 - 202 (7MB)
         Appendices C D & E (1.58 MB)
         Appendices F G & H (330 KB)

Federal Highway Administration Finding of No Significant Impact
FONSI statement

Rationale for Finding No Significant Impact
FONSI Rationale statement

Click here to view the detailed proposal for the advisory panel June 3, 2005

Visit the Comprehensive Agreement page

Click here for public records, presentations and other detailed information

News

Media Contact:
Michelle Holland
Communications Director,
Virginia Megaprojects
Michelle.Holland@VDOT.Virginia.gov

703-259-3378 office
703-586-0487 cell

Hotline:   1-877-959-5222
Email:     info@vamegaprojects.com

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