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Important Notices

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The summer travel season may be drawing to a close, but the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is prepared for the surge of travelers expected to use the commonwealth's interstates and highways over the extended Labor Day holiday travel period.

To keep traffic moving and reduce congestion, VDOT will lift lane closures on most interstates and highways from noon Friday, Aug. 29, until noon Tuesday, Sept. 2. 

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Left-turn lanes to close for up to four weeks starting in early August
As part of the 95 Express Lanes Project, the ramps connecting the I-95 High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOV) and Franconia-Springfield Parkway are being widened to accommodate the future Express Lanes. To safely access the work area and advance important work, crews must close all left turns to and from I-95 north and south and all left turns from the Franconia-Springfield Parkway starting on or about August 8, and continuing for up to four weeks. A detour will be in place and motorists may experience delays of up to five minutes or less in this area during AM and PM rush hours. Critical work includes:

  • Accessing the exiting median and removing the concrete barrier
  • Adding new storm water drainage and under bridge conduit
  • Widening the ramps and adding new turn lanes
  • Installing new gates, Express Lanes signage and a new traffic   signal

Placing new pavement and pavement markings

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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.

Weekly Lane Closure Bulletins

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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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Safety Tips that can help with your commute.