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Important Notices

HOV Lanes Open During Daytime Hours

This Friday night, Dec. 19, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-395/95 from the Pentagon to the end at Dumfries Road (Route 234), beginning at 11 p.m., through 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. The lanes will open heading south and close at 2 p.m. for reversal operations before heading north for the remainder of the day. The HOV lanes will close again Saturday night at 11 p.m., through 8 a.m. Sunday morning, Dec. 21, and reopen to traffic heading in the northbound direction. All closures are weather dependent.

During the above mentioned closures contractors will continue finishing work on overhead signs, and fiber optics for the 95 Express lanes facility.


Temporary lane closures each night Friday, Dec. 19 through Tuesday, Dec. 23

 In the overnight hours  Friday, Dec. 19 through Tuesday, Dec. 23, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close multiple lanes of I-395 North at Seminary Road for bridge demolition. Motorists should expect delays.

All traffic on I-395 North must exit at the Seminary Road exit (exit 4), and will be detoured across Seminary Road and back to I-395 North. Advance message signs will be posted to alert motorists to the temporary traffic configuration and police will direct traffic at the ramps. This work is weather permitting, and all lanes will reopen at 4:30 a.m. 

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On Sunday, December 14 the new roadway improvements for the 95 Express Lanes opened, including:

- Nine-mile extension from Dumfries to Garrisonville Road
- Third lane from Prince William Parkway to the vicinity of Edsall Road on I-395
- All new entry and exit points

From December 14 - 28, when the new capacity is open, HOV rules will continue to be in effect.  The HOV regulatory signs will remain in place and dynamic message signs (DMS) will communicate the HOV rules.  

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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 328 12/19/2014

Update Bulletin 327 12/12/2014

Update Bulletin 326 12/05/2014

Update Bulletin 325 12/01/2014
Update Bulletin 324 11/21/2014
Update Bulletin 323
Update Bulletin 322
Update Bulletin 321
Update Bulletin 320
Update Bulletin 319

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