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Starting Mid-September through October

ALEXANDRIA - Beginning next weekend (September 13-15), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will extend weekend closures of the reversible High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes on I-95/395 from Turkeycock (Edsall Road) to Dumfries, just south of Exit 152 (Route 234).  Through September, the HOV lanes will close on Friday nights and remain closed until Sunday afternoons. In October, the HOV lanes will close on Friday nights and remain closed until 4 a.m. Monday mornings. Details below:

September Weekends (13, 20, and 27): HOV lanes will close on Friday nights, remain closed all day on Saturdays, and reopen on Sunday afternoons by 2 p.m. heading northbound. 

October Weekends (4, 18 and 25): HOV lanes will close on Friday nights, remain closed the entire weekend, and reopen on Monday mornings by 4 a.m. heading northbound.

October 11 (Columbus Day weekend): HOV lanes will close during overnight hours only, no daytime closures.
Sundays when the Redskins play at home:  HOV lanes will open northbound by 2 p.m.

The 95 Express Lanes project has completed one full year of construction.  Extended weekend HOV closures will enable crews to advance critical work including:

  • Installing sign structure foundations
  • Placing stormwater management drainage
  • Repairing existing roadway surfaces
  • Milling old pavement
  • Paving lanes with new asphalt
  • Installing new pavement markings and guardrail
  • Pouring new concrete barriers   

Motorists should plan ahead and expect delays along I-95/395 when the HOV Lanes are closed.  The HOV Lanes will remain open from the Washington D.C. line to Duke Street. For additional details, Review HOV closure fact sheet here.