Inauguration Day Brings Adjusted Schedule to 95 Express Lanes

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Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

The reversal schedule on the 95 Express Lanes will be adjusted for the presidential inauguration on January 20 at the direction of the United States Secret Service.

The northbound 95 Express Lanes will begin closing for mid-day reversal at about 10:00 a. m., one hour earlier than the typical workday reversal. The Lanes are expected to fully reopen to traffic in the southbound direction by about noon.

Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal during the morning hours due to increased travel to Washington, D.C. Drivers are reminded to travel with caution and plan their trip on the Express Lanes by checking road conditions and current tolls at or using the free Express Lanes mobile app.

The I-395 high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes will be closed to all traffic at 3:00 a. m. on January 20 and re-open following the inaugural parade. Customers traveling northbound on the 95 Express Lanes will be directed back onto the regular lanes on I-95 near Edsall Road during the HOV closure.

The entry ramp to the southbound 95 Express Lanes from the regular lanes on I-95 near Edsall Road will remain closed until the HOV lanes are reopened during the evening of January 20. Customers who want to enter the southbound 95 Express Lanes can do so via the regular lanes just after the Franconia-Springfield Parkway.

The 495 and 95 Express Lanes operate on I-495/Capital Beltway and I-95 to provide drivers with faster and more predictable travel options in Northern Virginia.  Together the 495 and 95 Express Lanes create a region-wide network of free-flowing lanes for nearly 40 miles from the Dulles Toll Road to Stafford County.  Delivered through a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation and Transurban, the Express Lanes give drivers reliable travel choices on two of northern Virginia’s most congested roadways.  For more information, please visit


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