Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Drivers should plan for major lane closures on the northbound I-395 general purpose lanes in Virginia this weekend, from 10:00 p. m. Friday, Aug. 10, through early Monday morning, Aug. 13, for crews to safely work on several bridges between the Springfield Interchange and the Washington, D.C. line. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible and to use caution and plan extra travel time if they must travel the corridor.
For this weekend’s work (Aug. 10-13), drivers can expect:
- I-395 northbound general purpose lane closures with at least two northbound lanes remaining open during the day. Travel may be reduced to one open northbound general purpose lane overnight.
- At least one HOV lane will remain open northbound for through traffic during the work.
This is the fourth consecutive weekend, weather permitting, scheduled for rehabilitating bridge decks as part of the 395 Express Lanes
project as well as rehabilitation of the bridge over Four-Mile Run
. Additional lane closures for this bridge work will occur in the coming months.
The HOV access ramps at Seminary Road and Shirlington Circle will be closed to northbound 395 traffic; access to northbound general purpose lanes from Seminary Road and Shirlington Circle will be available for all traffic heading to the Pentagon and Washington, DC.
The 395 Express Lanes, slated to open in late 2019, will extend the current lanes eight miles north to the D.C. line through a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation and Transurban. VDOT’s Four-Mile Run bridge project is expected to be complete in Fall 2018.