Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation
Expect double lane closures of the regular lanes along I-395 North this weekend, April 26-28, from Duke Street (Exit 3) to past Pentagon City/Crystal City (Exit 8C), to permit bridge work along the corridor. The closure will begin Friday night at 10:00 p. m. and continue through Sunday afternoon. Ramps from Duke Street to I-395 North will be closed during this work; motorists should follow detour signs.
Additional bridge work will continue along the I-395 corridor for at least the next four weekends. The weekend closures, which will begin Friday nights and conclude by Monday mornings, are needed for crews to safely rehabilitate five bridges along I-395 between the Springfield interchange and Washington, D.C. line as part of the 395 Express Lanes project. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. If travel in this area is unavoidable, use caution and plan extra travel time.
What Drivers Should Expect This Weekend:
- Two general purpose lanes on I-395 North will close for the entire weekend starting on Friday night at 10:00 p. m. through Sunday afternoon, additional lane closures will occur in the southbound direction of I-395 as needed to allow crews to access work areas.
- Ramps from Duke Street to I-395 North will be closed. Drivers should follow detour signs.
- At least two general purpose lanes will remain open on I-395 (in both directions) during peak-travel daytime hours.
- To help ease traffic impacts, the HOV lanes from just north of Edsall Road to the D.C. line will be open, traveling in the northern direction
- Thru-traffic (northbound to DC) is encouraged to use the HOV lanes, while local traffic will need to use the open general purpose lanes.
- Weekly updates with specific closure information will be available at ExpressLanes.com and VDOT’s 395 Express Lanes Web Page.
- Current plans call for the reversible 95 Express Lanes, from near Edsall Road to past Garrisonville Road in Stafford, to operate according to their normal schedule.
The 395 Express Lanes, an eight-mile extension of the 95 Express Lanes to the Washington D.C. line, are scheduled to open this fall. Learn how Express Lanes work and how to get an E-ZPass at ExpressLanes.com.