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I-95/395 Southbound HOV Lanes to Open Earlier on Weekdays

HOV lanes will close northbound and open southbound one hour earlier on weekdays this summer to ease congestion.

The HOV lanes will close to northbound traffic at 10 a.m., instead of 11 a.m., Mondays through Fridays, and open to southbound traffic an hour earlier. Photo by Mariordo
The HOV lanes will close to northbound traffic at 10 a.m., instead of 11 a.m., Mondays through Fridays, and open to southbound traffic an hour earlier. Photo by Mariordo
Beginning on or about Monday, July 7, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will open the southbound High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-95/395 no later than 12 p.m., rather than 1 p.m., according to a news release from the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance.

The HOV lanes will close to northbound traffic at 10 a.m., instead of 11 a.m., Mondays through Fridays, and open to southbound traffic an hour earlier. The one-hour earlier opening of southbound HOV lanes will be in effect until the end of the summer to help ease congestion on I-95 South.

VDOT has reviewed the potential impacts of adding northbound HOV traffic to the regular lanes on I-95/395 North, and does not expect any significant delays. VDOT will monitor conditions during this temporary change, and make adjustments as needed.

Major construction is underway along Northern Virginia's heavily-traveled I-395/95 corridor, requiring lane closures with potential traffic impacts. 

The 95 Express Lanes project, which spans from Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to north of I-495, is in its final six months of construction. 

Additionally, work is fully ramped up on the I-95 Shoulder Improvement project in Prince William County, as well as the I-395 North Auxiliary Lane project in Alexandria. 

For more information, visit www.vamegaprojects.com and 95ExpressLanes.com

Vincent Careatti July 05, 2014 at 08:43 AM
Re: adding lanes to north bound 395 between seminary and duke. If VDOT can find space for northbound why can't VDOT find space for south bound?

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