I-95/395 WEEKEND HOV LANE CLOSURES RESUME

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Dedicated Northbound HOV Lanes Remain Open from Boundary Channel Drive to D.C. Line

FAIRFAX– Weather permitting, this Friday night, Dec. 5, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-395/95 from Boundary Channel Drive (just north of the Pentagon) to the end at Dumfries Road (Route 234), beginning at 11 p.m., through 4 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, when they will reopen to traffic heading in the northbound direction for the morning rush hour.

During the above mentioned closures the northbound HOV lanes between Boundary Channel Drive (just north of the Pentagon) and the D.C. line will remain open. Closures are needed to continue testing of the tolling and traffic management system, unveiling and testing roadway signs, and finishing construction work.

Your Carpool Commute on I-95 is changing, here’s what you need to do to prepare:

Get an E-ZPass Flex:

  • Carpools with three or more people will need an E-ZPass Flex to travel toll-free on the 95 Express Lanes.  Other drivers will need an E-ZPass and will pay a toll to access the Express Lanes.
  • Using an E-ZPass Flex is easy – it has a switch that allows you to change between HOV mode and toll-paying mode.  When your carpool is ready, switch your Flex to HOV mode.  You’ll know your Flex is in HOV mode when you hear a beep.
  • You can pick up an E-ZPass Flex at local Virginia retailers including AAA Mid-Atlantic locations, select Giant, Wegmans and DMV locations, online, and E-ZPassCustomer Service Centers, or by calling E-ZPass at 877-762-7824.
  • Already have an E-ZPass?  You can swap it for an E-ZPass Flex.  Just follow the instructions at www.ezpassva.com/EZPages/Get-Flex.aspx.

Learn about the Express Lanes:

  • Check out the 95 Express Lanes access map to help you plan your route and learn where you can get on and off the Express Lanes.
  • Read up on the safety tips to keep top-of-mind when traveling on the lanes.

The 95 Express Lanes will introduce new rules of the road.  It’s important to ensure you’re prepared so you can enjoy a smooth carpool commute.  Need help?  Check out this video to learn more about the new rules affecting carpoolers. Get your E-ZPass Flex now.

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