I-395 HOV/Transit Ramp
|Ramp to Seminary Road in the City of Alexandria|
Project at a Glance
About the Project
This project will construct a reversible High Occupancy Vehicle/Transit ramp on I-395 at Seminary Road. The ramp will provide improved access for HOV and transit users working at or near the Mark Center site. The Mark Center is a new Department of Defense facility at Seminary Road and I-395 that holds 6,400 employees.
The Department of Defense has allocated $20 million to construct short-term improvements developed by VDOT, which include a turn lane, ramp widening and pedestrian improvements on Seminary Road, Beauregard Street and I-395/Seminary Road.
Estimated Project Costs
The Commonwealth has allocated $80 million for the construction of a reversible HOV/Transit ramp on I-395 at Seminary Road.
Begin construction - late 2013/early 2014
Estimated completion date - Spring 2016
I-395 North Auxiliary Lane
This project will also include one additional northbound auxiliary lane on I-395 connecting the northbound on-ramp at Duke Street (Route 236) to the northbound off-ramp at Seminary Road.
This 0.8-mile auxiliary lane will ease congestion where motorists enter and exit I-395.
Noise Barrier Walls
An in-depth noise study has been conducted for this project finding that noise walls would benefit multiple areas along the project corridor. VDOT’s policy on potential sound walls involves significant public input. Residents of the benefited areas are eligible to vote on the decision to place sound walls or not. These residents will receive a survey through certified mail. We are anticipating the surveys to be sent out by the end of the year. For more information on VDOT’s sound abatement policies, follow the links on this page to VDOT’s sizeable collection of noise abatement resources and a brief description of the voting procedure for proposed noise barrier walls.
For more information on noise barrier walls, visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/pr-noise-walls-about.asp.
Noise Impact Analysis Technical Report (November 2013)
Crews have begun preliminary road work along the inside shoulder of Northbound I-395 from Duke Street to Seminary Road. The work is only being done overnight between the hours of 9:30 PM and 5:00 AM. Temporary lane closures of the two inside lanes on Northbound I-395 are necessary to allow for the work to take place, but these will not extend past overnight hours. This first stage of work is anticipated to be completed by the first week in December.
Please continue to check this site for construction and traffic updates.
I-395 HOV/Transit Ramp Public Information Meeting presentation (Oct. 2013)
I-395 HOV/Transit Ramp Public Information Meeting transcript (Oct. 2013)
Interstate 95 Express Lanes: Fundamentals of Traffic Noise presentation
Project Brochure (from the Public Hearing held Jan. 25, 2012)
I-395 HOV Ramp at Seminary Road Response to Comments
Project: 0395-100-722, 736