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Important Notices

HOV Lanes Open All Day Saturday before Thanksgiving

This Friday night, Nov. 21, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-395/95 from the Washington, D.C., line to the end at Dumfries Road (Route 234), beginning at 11 p.m., through 8 a.m. Saturday, November 22, when the lanes will open heading south. The lanes will close for reversal operations at 2 p.m. and reopen heading northbound no later than 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The HOV lanes will close again on Saturday at 11 p.m. and remain closed until 4 a.m. Monday, November 24, when they will reopen to traffic heading in the northbound direction for the morning rush hour.  Closures are needed to continue construction for the future 95 Express Lanes.  All activities are weather dependent.


New Travel Option Opening in December; Drivers Encouraged to Get Ready

October 30, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the 95 Express Lanes announced that select sign unveiling will start over the next few weeks in preparation for the opening of the Express Lanes, currently on schedule to open in December. The new Express Lanes signs will serve as a visual reminder of the changes coming and the new E-ZPass requirement that will go into effect when the Express Lanes open in December. The Express Lanes signs will be uncovered in a priority order with a focus on safety first and ensuring the HOV system continues operating.  

"We want drivers to be aware that they will start to see new signage but to remember that it is business as usual - and HOV rules still apply - until the Express Lanes open," said Susan Shaw, PE, Director of VDOT's Northern Virginia Megaprojects. "We need to unveil some Express Lanes signs in advance of opening given the volume of new signage for the Express Lanes and to help drivers become familiar with the new rules of the road as well as remind them to take the necessary steps to prepare for the changes by getting an E-ZPass."

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Drivers Encouraged to Get an E-ZPass®, Make a Plan for New Transportation Option

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the 95 Express Lanes announced that the 29 miles of high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes on I-95 spanning from Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to the Edsall Road area on I-395 will open as early as December.  Drivers are encouraged to learn how to use the 95 Express Lanes now and obtain an E-ZPass so that they can benefit from the lanes when they open.

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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

Update Bulletin 324 11/21/2014
Update Bulletin 323
Update Bulletin 322
Update Bulletin 321
Update Bulletin 320
Update Bulletin 319
Update Bulletin 318
Update Bulletin 317 10/03/2014
Update Bulletin 316 09/26/2014
Update Bulletin 315 09/19/2014
Update Bulletin 314 09/12/2014
Update Bulletin 313 09/05/2014
Update Bulletin 312 08/29/2014
Update Bulletin 311 08/22/2014

Previous 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