The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the I-95 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on Friday night, April 13 at 11 p.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday morning April 14, between Exit 169 Franconia Road /Keene Mill Road (Route 644) and Exit 152 Dumfries Road (Route 234).
The HOV lanes will be open to northbound traffic from the Franconia-Springfield Pkwy to the D.C line by 2 a.m. Saturday morning. By 10 a.m. the entire facility will open remaining in the northbound direction throughout the weekend until Monday, April 16, at 11 a.m.
The closure allows crews to perform survey work, test boring, utility markings, and collect road condition data in preparation for final design of the future 95 Express Lanes Project. Message boards will be in place informing motorists of the closure.
Additional overnight HOV closures will occur for the next four to six weeks beginning on April 16, Monday through Thursdays nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., and Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 11 a.m. Motorists should plan on adding 15-20 minutes to their travel during the late evening hours as the HOV gates close and traffic will use the general purpose lanes. For motorist safety State Police will be posted at HOV closure locations.
Specific HOV closure areas for the week of April 16-20 will be provided to the public no later than Wednesday, April 11 once the work locations have been finalized. Updates regarding the HOV lanes will be included in the Virginia Megaprojects weekly lane closure-traffic alerts. Please visit www.vamegaprojects to sign up for weekly alerts.