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September 17, 2014
ACCESSIBLE PARK AND RIDE LOTS ALONG THE 95 CORRIDOR; OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION
ACCESSIBLE PARK AND RIDE LOTS ALONG THE 95 CORRIDOR; OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION

 Commuters have many opportunities to travel toll-free on the 95 Express Lanes with three or more people in the vehicle. For a list of park and ride lots in the construction area served by buses, carpools and vanpools, click here.

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September 18, 2014
I-395/95 HOV LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND, SEPT. 19-21
I-395/95 HOV LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND, SEPT. 19-21

Fairfax, VA - 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 19 through 8 a.m. Sunday morning, September 21.

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September 5, 2014
I-395/95 HOV LANES OPEN AFTER 10 A.M. THIS WEEKEND

Fairfax, VA- Weather permitting, at 11 p.m. Friday night, September 5, 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) until 8 a.m. Saturday, September 6, and again on Saturday night at 11 p.m. until 10 a.m., Sunday morning, September 7. A portion of the HOV lanes from the Washington, D.C. line to the Franconia-Springfield Parkway will remain closed on Saturday morning until about 10 a.m., but then will reopen. The lane closures are needed for ongoing construction work on the 95 Express Lanes Project.

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September 12, 2014
OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES ON RICHMOND HIGHWAY (ROUTE 1) EXTENDED
OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES ON RICHMOND HIGHWAY (ROUTE 1) EXTENDED THIS NEXT WEEK FOR RAILROAD BRIDGE REMOVAL

Multiple lane closures will continue this week during overnight hours on Route 1 between Pohick Road and Belvoir Road, in order for crews to continue removing a railroad bridge. Lanes will be closed on Monday night, Sept. 15 through Thursday, Sept. 18, between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m., and again Friday night, Sept. 19 from 11 p.m. – 5 a.m. on Saturday.

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September 4, 2014
HOURS TO CHANGE FOR I-95/395 HOV LANES REVERSAL STARTING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
HOURS TO CHANGE FOR I-95/395 HOV LANES REVERSAL STARTING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

FAIRFAX - Beginning on or about Monday, September 8, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will change the reversal times of the I-95/I-395 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to their regular hours during weekdays, to accommodate rush-hour traffic flow. The I-95/395 HOV lanes will remain open to northbound traffic until 11 a.m. and will reopen to southbound traffic no later than 1:00 p.m.

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August 29, 2014
LEFT-TURN LANES REOPENED AT I-95 HOV LANES AND FRANCONIA-SPRINGFIELD PARKWAY INTERCHANGE
LEFT-TURN LANES REOPENED AT I-95 HOV LANES  AND FRANCONIA-SPRINGFIELD PARKWAY INTERCHANGE

On Friday, Aug. 29, VDOT announced that the left-turn lanes connecting the Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route 289) and the I-95 North and South High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes have been reopened. 

 

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September 5, 2014
Changes Coming to Staffordboro Blvd. Park & Ride Lot
Changes Coming to Staffordboro Blvd. Park & Ride Lot

Traffic will be transitioned to a new parking section in the Staffordboro Boulevard Park & Ride lot in Stafford County beginning Monday, Sept. 15. New parking spaces will open as the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) closes the existing Park & Ride lot for refurbishment.

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August 22, 2014
HOV LANES TO CLOSE AT 8PM AUGUST 23 AS EXTENDED I-395/95 HOV LANE CLOSURES CONTINUE
HOV LANES TO CLOSE AT 8PM AUGUST 23 AS EXTENDED I-395/95 HOV LANE CLOSURES CONTINUE

Fairfax, VA- Weather permitting, at 11 p.m. Friday night, August 22, 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) until 8 a.m. Saturday, August 23, and again on Saturday night at 8 p.m. until 8 a.m., Sunday morning, August 24, for overnight construction work on the 95 Express Lanes Project.

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August 20, 2014
I-395 HOV Ramp at Seminary Road Project Public Information Meeting
I-395 HOV Ramp at Seminary Road Project Public Information Meeting

To find out more about the I-395 HOV Ramp at Seminary Road, a public information meeting is being held Monday, Aug. 25 at the Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library in Alexandria.

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August 19, 2014
East-West Throughway Opens in Fairfax County
East-West Throughway Opens in Fairfax County

On August 19, an important transportation link in southern Fairfax County opened, connecting Richmond Highway to Telegraph Road.

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August 15, 2014
EXTENDED I-395/95 HOV LANE CLOSURES CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND AUGUST 15 -17
EXTENDED I-395/95 HOV LANE CLOSURES CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND AUGUST 15 -17

FAIRFAX - Weather permitting, at 11 p.m. Friday night, August 15, 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) until 8 a.m. Saturday, August 16, and again on Saturday night at 11 p.m. until 8 a.m., Sunday morning, August 17.

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August 8, 2014
EXTENDED I-395/95 HOV LANE CLOSURES CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND, AUGUST 8-10
EXTENDED I-395/95 HOV LANE CLOSURES CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND, AUGUST 8-10

 FAIRFAX - Weather permitting, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-395/95 from Turkeycock (Edsall Road) to Dumfries Road (Route 234), beginning this Friday night, August 8 at 11 p.m. until Saturday, August 9 at 8 a.m. 

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August 5, 2014
DETOUR PLANNED AT I-95 HOV LANES AND FRANCONIA-SPRINGFIELD PARKWAY INTERCHANGE
DETOUR PLANNED AT I-95 HOV LANES AND FRANCONIA-SPRINGFIELD PARKWAY INTERCHANGE

FAIRFAX: Beginning on or about Friday, August 8, VDOT is planning to close all left turns connecting the Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route 289) and the I-95 North and South High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes for up to four weeks.

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July 31, 2014
Traffic Change Coming at I-95 HOV and Franconia-Springfield Parkway Interchange
Traffic Change Coming at I-95 HOV and Franconia-Springfield Parkway Interchange

Left-turn Lanes Temporarily Closed at I-95 HOV and Franconia-Springfield Parkway Interchange
As part of the 95 Express Lanes Project, the ramps connecting the I-95 High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOV) and Franconia-Springfield Parkway are being widened to accommodate the future Express Lanes. To safely access the work area and advance important work, crews must close all left turns to and from I-95 north and south and all left turns from the Franconia-Springfield Parkway starting on or about August 8, and continuing for up to four weeks. A detour will be in place and motorists may experience delays of up to five minutes or less in this area during AM and PM rush hours.

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July 28, 2014
SATURDAY METRO SERVICE STARTS SEP. 14
SATURDAY METRO SERVICE STARTS SEP. 14

PRTC will operate Saturday bus service between eastern Prince William County and the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station as of September 14, 2013.

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July 25, 2014
OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND FOR OVERHEAD SIGN WORK ON I-95, NEAR LORTON ROAD, ROUTE 642
OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND FOR OVERHEAD SIGN WORK ON I-95, NEAR LORTON ROAD, ROUTE 642

Crews will continue installing a new overhead sign on I-95 near Lorton Road (Route 642) tonight, Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26. Motorists should expect the I-395/95 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to be closed from the Washington D.C. line to Dumfries Road (Route 234).

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July 24, 2014
BARRIER PLACEMENT ON I-395 NORTH SCHEDULED TONIGHT, JULY 24
BARRIER PLACEMENT ON I-395 NORTH SCHEDULED TONIGHT, JULY 24

Temporary lane barriers to be placed on I-395 North, between Duke Street (Route 236) and Seminary Road (Route 420), during overnight hours tonight, Thursday, July 24.  A single lane will be closed on I-395 North at 9 p.m. tonight, followed by a second lane at 10:30 p.m.

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July 23, 2014
LANE STRIPING ON I-395 NORTH SCHEDULED TONIGHT, 7/23
LANE STRIPING ON I-395 NORTH SCHEDULED TONIGHT, 7/23

FAIRFAX: The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is scheduled to finish restriping lanes on I-395 North, between Duke Street (Route 236) and Seminary Road (Route 420), during overnight hours tonight, Wednesday, July 23. Crews will be working to complete new striping on about 1,500 feet of the far left lane in this area. This lane currently is marked by orange barrels, which were placed temporarily this morning, following last night’s lane-marking work.

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July 23, 2014
OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES ON I-95, NEAR LORTON ROAD, ROUTE 642 FOR OVERHEAD SIGN WORK
OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES ON I-95, NEAR LORTON ROAD, ROUTE 642 FOR OVERHEAD SIGN WORK

FAIRFAX -  Closures scheduled to occur Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27; all lanes closed at mile marker 163 after midnight for up to 30 minute periods.

 

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July 18, 2014
LANE CLOSURE HOURS ADJUSTED ON I-495 NORTH SHOULDER PROJECT
LANE CLOSURE HOURS ADJUSTED ON I-495 NORTH SHOULDER PROJECT

Lane closures on I-495 North, from just south of Old Dominion Drive (Express Lanes merge area) to the George Washington Parkway, will not occur for construction until 10 a.m., rather than 9:30 a.m.

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