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Important Notices


HOV Lanes Closed All Day Saturday and Sunday

Weather permitting, 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. Friday night, September 26 through 5 a.m. Monday, September 29. Drivers are advised that the closures will be in place all day on Saturday and Sunday, September 27-28. The HOV lanes will reopen in the northbound direction in time for the morning commute on Monday morning by 5 a.m. 

The lane closures are needed to mobilize equipment for the I-395 HOV ramp project, which will provide access to the Mark Center, and for the installation of overhead structures, paving, and pulling fiber optic lines throughout the entire HOV facility for the ongoing construction of the 95 Express Lanes Project. Motorists will be directed to use the general purpose lanes.

Traffic redirected to rotary-level interchange 

On Sunday, Sept. 28, starting at 10 a.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the eastbound lanes of the Seminary Road Bridge over I-395 while a crane is moved into position. Motorists heading east on Seminary Road will be directed into the right lane on Seminary Road, just past Mark Center Drive, where they will continue east on the rotary-level interchange over I-395. The lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29.

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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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