I-395 HOV Ramp and Auxiliary Lane
|Ramp to Seminary Road in the City of Alexandria|
Project at a Glance
Auxiliary Lane Open to Traffic - December 2014
Est Completion Date
Approx. $80 million
Archer Western Construction LLC
About the Project
VDOT is constructing a new auxiliary lane on northbound I-395 between Duke Street and Seminary Road. The new lane will provide easier access to the Department of Defense's Mark Center building, and will help improve traffic flow along I-395 North (see fact sheet).
I-395 HOV Ramp
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.
I-395 North Auxiliary Lane
The project includes 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.
Estimated Project Costs
HOV Ramp - $60 million
Auxiliary Lane - $20 million
Total - Approximately $80 million
Begin construction - March 2014
Auxiliary lane open to traffic - December 2014
Estimated completion date - Spring 2016
Drivers should expect daytime lane closures during non-rush hours on the right lane of I-395 North to accommodate this work.
Construction of a new HOV ramp linking the I-395 HOV lanes to Seminary Road will also be underway in the coming months, with expected completion in spring 2016.
Noise Barrier Walls
An in-depth noise study found that noise walls would benefit multiple areas along this 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. For more information on VDOT’s sound abatement policies, use the below links to VDOT’s noise abatement resources and info on the voting procedure for proposed noise barrier walls.
Noise Study Addendum (April 2014)
Construction update (March 2014)
Parkside Condominium Association Meeting (March 2014)
Fact sheet on construction beginning (March 2014)
Interstate 95 Express Lanes: Fundamentals of Traffic Noise presentation
Project: 0395-100-722, 736