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November 13, 2014
SEMINARY ROAD PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
SEMINARY ROAD PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m.; 8:30 p.m., Francis C. Hammond Middle School Auditorium

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November 7, 2014
New Rules on I-95 Will Affect Travelers Who Use the HOV Lanes
New Rules on I-95 Will Affect Travelers Who Use the HOV Lanes

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) today issued a reminder of the changing rules that will go into effect when the 95 Express Lanes open in December.  All drivers, including hybrid vehicles with clean fuel plates and carpoolers, will need an E-ZPass® or E-ZPass® FlexSM to use the Express Lanes.  Trucks with more than two axles will not be permitted to use the lanes.

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November 6, 2014
This ramp to Alban Road and the Fairfax Co Parkway will be reversible when the 95 Express Lanes open in December 2014, Oct. 20, 2014
This ramp to Alban Road and the Fairfax Co Parkway will be reversible when the 95 Express Lanes open in December 2014, Oct. 20, 2014
November 6, 2014
At Seminary Road and I-395, construction includes an auxiliary lane, HOV ramp, refurbished Seminary overpass, and pedestrian bridge, Oct. 20, 2014
At Seminary Road and I-395, construction includes an auxiliary lane, HOV ramp, refurbished Seminary overpass, and pedestrian bridge, Oct. 20, 2014
November 6, 2014
At the Franconia-Springfield Parkway, this will be an entry and exit from the 95 Express Lanes when they open in December, Oct. 20, 2014
At the Franconia-Springfield Parkway, this will be an entry and exit from the 95 Express Lanes when they open in December, Oct. 20, 2014
November 6, 2014
When the 95 Express Lanes open in December, motorists will be able to take this ramp from the Fort Belvoir North Area in the afternoon, Oct. 20, 2014
When the 95 Express Lanes open in December, motorists will be able to take this ramp from the Fort Belvoir North Area in the afternoon, Oct. 20, 2014
November 6, 2014
GATE TESTING THIS WEEKEND NOV 7-9, DURING SCHEDULED HOV CLOSURES
GATE TESTING THIS WEEKEND NOV 7-9, DURING SCHEDULED HOV CLOSURES

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, November 7, through 4 a.m. Monday, November 10 for construction and testing. The HOV lanes will reopen to traffic heading in the northbound direction for rush hour by 5 a.m. Monday morning. 

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October 30, 2014
95 Express Lanes Signage to begin Unveiling in Coming Weeks
95 Express Lanes Signage to begin Unveiling in Coming Weeks

Today, 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.

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November 3, 2014
95 Express Lanes Plants Trees at a GreenFaith Church and School in Triangle
95 Express Lanes Plants Trees at a GreenFaith Church and School in Triangle

On Friday, October 24, 2014, students, teachers and clergy at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and School joined representatives from the 95 Express Lanes project for a ceremonial tree planting at the school’s location in Triangle.

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October 27, 2014
A variable message sign in Springfield reflects the early opening date, photo on Oct. 21, 2014
A variable message sign in Springfield reflects the early opening date, photo on Oct. 21, 2014
October 27, 2014
The 95 Express Lanes are set to open in mid to late December 2014.
The 95 Express Lanes are set to open in mid to late December 2014.
October 27, 2014
The I-395 HOV ramp foundation will be built between the north and southbound lanes of I-395 near the Mark Center, Oct. 21, 2014
The I-395 HOV ramp foundation will be built between the north and southbound lanes of I-395 near the Mark Center, Oct. 21, 2014
October 27, 2014
Looking west on Seminary Rd., lanes are closed on the overpass while each span is rebuilt. This process will take one year, Oct. 21, 2014
Looking west on Seminary Rd., lanes are closed on the overpass while each span is rebuilt. This process will take one year, Oct. 21, 2014
October 27, 2014
As part of the I-395 HOV Ramp and Auxiliary Lane project, a separate pedestrian bridge will spanI-395, Oct. 21, 2014
As part of the I-395 HOV Ramp and Auxiliary Lane project, a separate pedestrian bridge will spanI-395, Oct. 21, 2014
October 24, 2014
HOV Lanes Closed Friday Night through Sunday Evening for Construction and the Marine Corps Marathon
HOV Lanes Closed Friday Night through Sunday Evening for Construction and the Marine Corps Marathon

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, October 24 through 7 p.m. Sunday, October 26.

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October 23, 2014
EXTENDED LANE CLOSURES ON I-495 NORTH BEGIN THIS WEEKEND, OCTOBER 24-26 FOR SHOULDER LANE PAVING OPERATION
EXTENDED LANE CLOSURES ON I-495 NORTH BEGIN THIS WEEKEND, OCTOBER 24-26 FOR SHOULDER LANE PAVING OPERATION

FAIRFAX - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced today that double-lane closures on I-495 North, from near the Dulles Toll Road, Exit 45, to the George Washington Parkway (Exit 43), will be extended this weekend, Oct. 24-26. Lane closures will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday night and will extend until 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, and again Saturday night into Sunday morning. These extended closure hours are expected to continue over the next four weekends.

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October 24, 2014
95 Express Lanes Carpool Photo Contest
95 Express Lanes Carpool Photo Contest

Commuter Connections Announces 95 Express Lanes Carpool Photo Contest Carpools with E-ZPass Flex Could Win Money for Gas This Fall

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October 16, 2014
Lane Closures on Westbound Leesburg Pike at Tyco Road Next Three Weekends
Lane Closures on Westbound Leesburg Pike at Tyco Road Next Three Weekends

Final paving work and road configuration work on Route 7 at Tyco Road will cause major lane closures in Tysons Corner over the next three weekends. Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project crews work to complete road work at this busy intersection.

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October 9, 2014
95 EXPRESS LANES TO OPEN AS EARLY AS DECEMBER
95 EXPRESS LANES TO OPEN AS EARLY AS DECEMBER

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the 95 Express Lanes today 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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October 6, 2014
SEMINARY ROAD BRIDGE OVER I-395 REDUCED TO TWO LANES BEGINNING ON OR ABOUT MONDAY, OCT. 6
SEMINARY ROAD BRIDGE OVER I-395 REDUCED TO TWO LANES BEGINNING ON OR ABOUT MONDAY, OCT. 6

Lane reduction and traffic shift needed for the next year to accommodate construction of new bridge

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