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Important Notices

Nightly closures scheduled to occur Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27; All lanes closed at mile marker 163 after midnight for up to 30 minute periods
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced that on Wednesday night, July 23, crews will begin installing a new overhead sign on I-95 near Lorton Road (Route 642). Each night, from Wednesday, July 23 through Saturday, July 26, motorists should expect the I-395/95 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to be closed from the Washington D.C. line to Dumfries Road (Route 234). Additionally, all regular travel lanes on I-95 north and south near Lorton Road, mile marker 163, will be closed for temporary periods of up to 30 minutes after midnight tonight and Saturday night. These closures are necessary for crews to safely remove an overhead sign structure and set a new sign structure, which will span across all lanes of I-95, including the future 95 Express Lanes. 

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Work to begin later to accommodate peak morning travel
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced today that they are revising the lane closure schedule on the I-495 Shoulder-Use project to help minimize impacts to the morning commute. Lane closures on I-495 North, from just south of Old Dominion Drive (Express Lanes merge area) to the George Washington Parkway, will not occur for construction until 10 a.m., rather than 9:30 a.m. Additionally, VDOT and its contractor, will continue to make every effort to accomplish a large portion of work during nighttime hours, when traffic is typically lighter. 

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Summer HOV Hours in Place Through Labor Day to Ease Congestion
Beginning on Monday, July 7, the reversible high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on northbound I-395/95 will close on Mondays through Fridays at 10 a.m., rather than 11 a.m., and the southbound HOV lanes will open at noon rather than 1 p.m.  The earlier opening of the southbound HOV lanes during weekdays is intended to accommodate construction-related lane closures and ease congestion.

Major Construction and Lane Closures on I-95 in Northern Virginia Continue This Summer
95 Express Lanes Construction Nearly 80 Percent Complete; On-Track to Open in Early 2015
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announces that drivers traveling on I-95 in Northern Virginia should prepare for more lane closures and traffic impacts this summer. While construction-related lane closures on I-95 will be restricted through the upcoming holiday weekends, drivers will face continued closures of the existing HOV and regular lanes on I-395/95 during overnight hours and weekends, as well as on weekdays during non-rush hours, as crews advance Express Lanes construction.
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General Lane Closure Info

The Lane Closure Bulletin provides commuters like you a weekly heads-up on what to expect around major construction areas in the Northern Virginia area. It lets you know about closures related to the I-95 Express Lanes project, the Dulles Metrorail project, the I-95 Shoulder Improvement project, and any other notable construction-related closures in the region.

While much of the Virginia Megaprojects' construction takes place behind barriers, lane closures are necessary at certain times. Generally no lane closures will occur during rush hours - 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays. Nighttime closures occur between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights unless otherwise noted. Daytime closures occur Monday through Thursday  between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Friday between 9:30 a.m. and noon unless otherwise noted.

95 Express Lanes project- Northbound
Daytime closures occur Monday through Thursday  between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Friday between 9 a.m. and noon unless otherwise noted.
95 Express Lanes Project Southbound Daytime closures occur Monday through Thursday  between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Friday between 8 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

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Safety Tips

Many large transportation construction projects are taking place in Northern Virginia. Although orange cones and barrels are a common sight throughout the area, it's important never to become complacent when driving through a work zone.

If you spot an unsafe condition, call the Highway Helpline 1-800-367-ROAD or State Police #77

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