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December 18, 2014
NORTHBOUND I-395 LANE CLOSURES AT SEMINARY ROAD DEC. 19-23, TRAFFIC DETOURED OVERNIGHT

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.

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December 18, 2014
95 Express Lanes open with no tolls for the first two weeks, Dec. 15, 2014
95 Express Lanes open with no tolls for the first two weeks, Dec. 15, 2014
December 17, 2014
I-395 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURES AT SEMINARY ROAD SCHEDULED OVER THE NEXT TWO NIGHTS FOR BRIDGE DEMOLITION

For the next two nights, Wednesday, Dec. 17 and Thursday, Dec. 18, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the multiple lanes of I-395 at Seminary Road for a bridge demolition operation.

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December 12, 2014
Major Lane Closures on I-95/395 This Weekend, Dec. 12-14
MAJOR LANE CLOSURES ON I-95/395 THIS WEEKEND, DEC. 12-14

FAIRFAX - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announces that all HOV lanes on I-95/395 will be closed starting the evening of Friday, December 12 until the evening of Sunday, December 14, as crews prepare to open the new 95 Express Lanes roadway improvements. 


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December 12, 2014
95 EXPRESS LANES OPENING OPERATIONS
95 EXPRESS LANES OPENING OPERATIONS

Beginning today, December 12 through Sunday, December 14, all Express Lanes signage will be unveiled.  All HOV lanes will be closed starting the evening of Friday, December 12 until the evening of Sunday, December 14. Mobile lane closures on the regular lanes of I-95/I-395 also will take place.

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December 10, 2014
95 EXPRESS LANES TOLLING BEGINS DECEMBER 29, NEW RAMPS OPENED DECEMBER 14
95 EXPRESS LANES TOLLING BEGINS DECEMBER 29, NEW RAMPS OPENED DECEMBER 14

Alexandria, Va. - The 95 HOV lanes on I-95 will transition to Express Lanes with tolling and new rules in effect starting Monday, December 29. Roadway improvements have been completed early and the new ramps and the new ramps and lanes on I-95 opened Sunday, December 14 to allow travelers to benefit from the additional capacity during the holiday season without having to a pay a toll. Standard HOV rules will continue to be in effect during rush hour until tolling begins on December 29. 

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December 9, 2014
NORTHBOUND I-95 CLOSURES NEAR DUMFRIES ROAD, ROUTE 234, LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHBOUND I-95 CLOSURES NEAR DUMFRIES ROAD, ROUTE 234, LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

FAIRFAX - Weather permitting, all northbound lanes on I-95, (near the truck-weigh station, mile marker 154.1, just north of Dumfries Road/Route 234), will close between midnight, Wednesday, Dec. 10 and 5 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, for the installation of an overhead sign structure. 

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December 4, 2014
I-95/395 WEEKEND HOV LANE CLOSURES RESUME
I-95/395 WEEKEND HOV LANE CLOSURES RESUME

FAIRFAX- Weather permitting, this Friday night, Dec. 5, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-395/95 from Boundary Channel Drive (just north of the Pentagon) to the end at Dumfries Road (Route 234), beginning at 11 p.m., through 4 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, when they will reopen to traffic heading in the northbound direction for the morning rush hour. 

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December 16, 2014
CARPOOLERS BE PREPARED TO USE THE 95 EXPRESS LANES
CARPOOLERS BE PREPARED TO USE THE 95 EXPRESS LANES

Carpoolers need an E-ZPass Flex to travel toll-free in the 95 Express Lanes.

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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.
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