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I-395 HOV Ramp and Auxiliary Lane

Ramp to Seminary Road in the City of Alexandria

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
March 2014
Auxiliary Lane Open to Traffic - Late 2014

Est Completion Date
HOV Ramp Completion - Fall 2015

Cost
Approx. $80 million

Contractor
Archer Western Construction LLC

Locality
Alexandria

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Gregg Newhouse
Construction Manager
703-259-2909
Larry Tomlinson, P.E., L.S
Design Build Manager
703-259-2304
Shirlene Cleveland, P.E.
Program Manager for Design Build Projects
703-691-6710
Tom Fahrney
Commonwealth BRAC Coordinator
703-259-2381

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.

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

Anticipated Schedule
Begin construction - March 2014
Auxiliary lane open to traffic - Late 2014
HOV ramp completion date - Fall 2015

Traffic Impacts

Drivers should expect daytime lane closures during non-rush hours on the right lane of I-395 North to accommodate this work.

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. 

More info:

About Noise Walls | Noise Abatement Voting Procedures | Q & A - Noise Walls
Noise Impact Analysis Technical Report (November 2013)
Noise Wall Renderings

Resources

Aerial overview (Oct. 2013): 1 | 2 | 3

Construction update (July 2014)

Noise Study Addendum (April 2014)

Noise Wall Maps with Votes

Parkside Condominium Association Meeting (March 2014)

Fact sheet on construction beginning (March 2014)

Public information meeting presentation and transcript (Oct. 2013) 

Interstate 95 Express Lanes: Fundamentals of Traffic Noise presentation

Public hearing brochure (Jan. 2012) and Response to comments

Environmental Assessment

Project: 0395-100-722, 736

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