Megaprojects - Under Construction: 395 Express Lanes Extension in the City of Alexandria and Arlington and Fairfax Counties
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The fourth lane on the southbound I-395 general purpose lanes between Duke Street and Edsall Road is open to traffic.
A traffic change from westbound Edsall Road to southbound I-395 is now in effect.
A traffic change from southbound I-395 to eastbound Duke Street is now in effect.
A traffic change along the ramp from eastbound Edsall Road to southbound I-395 is now in effect.
A permanent traffic change along the ramp from eastbound Duke Street to southbound I-395 is now in effect.
The 395 Express Lanes opened to traffic Nov. 17.
The second southbound I-395 slip-ramp in Virginia (after crossing the 14th Street Bridge from DC) from the HOV lanes to the general purpose lanes near the Pentagon is permanently closed; drivers need to use the first southbound I-395 slip-ramp in Virginia near Boundary Channel Drive to travel from the HOV lanes to the general purpose lanes.
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I-395 and Seminary Road Ramp
Note: A public information meeting on an operations analysis assessing the traffic and safety impacts and benefits of converting the 395 Express Lanes ramp to Seminary Road from a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV)-only ramp to a High Occupancy Toll (HOT) ramp was held Dec. 9, 2019.
395 Express Lanes
This project extended the 395 Express Lanes about eight miles north, from the Turkeycock Run interchange near Edsall Road to the vicinity of Eads Street in Arlington. To learn how the 395 Express Lanes work, visit www.expresslanes.com/395.
The two High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes that existed prior to construction were converted to express lanes and a third lane was added, providing three reversible express lanes.
The improvements are being mostly built within the existing footprint of the I-395 HOV lanes.
In November 2015, the commonwealth signed a framework agreement establishing that the 395 Express Lanes extension be done by Transurban under the current 95 Express Lanes Comprehensive Agreement with VDOT.
New bus and slug lanes at the Pentagon South Parking Lot opened in May 2019.
A fourth travel lane along the southbound I-395 general purpose lanes between Duke Street and Edsall Road opened in June 2020.
There will be a dedicated annual payment by Transurban for transit services and multimodal strategies identified in a study led by Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transportation.
Vehicles with three or more people can use the express lanes free, while vehicles with fewer than three people can choose to pay a variable toll and use the express lanes.
Project information is also available on the Transurban 395 Express Lanes webpage.
- Provides new travel options for single-occupant drivers.
- Provides quicker access to the Pentagon and Crystal City through interchange improvements at Eads Street.
- Funds additional transit options for commuters through $15 million a year from toll revenues.
- Eases congestion with a new fourth regular lane southbound Duke Street to Edsall Road.
Prepare Environmental Document: 2016
Multimodal Study: 2016
Public Information Meetings: April 2016
Design Public Hearings: October and November 2016
Begin Construction: August 2017
New Bus and Slug Lanes Open at Pentagon South Parking Lot: May 2019
395 Express Lanes Open to Traffic: November 2019
I-395/Seminary Road HOV Ramp Public Information Meeting: December 2019
Duke Street Eastbound Ramp to I-395 Southbound Traffic Change: March 2020
Edsall Road Eastbound Ramp to I-395 Southbound Traffic Change: March 2020
I-395 Southbound to Duke Street Eastbound Traffic Change: May 2020
Edsall Road Westbound to I-395 Southbound Traffic Change: May 2020
I-395 Southbound Fourth Travel Lane between Duke Street and Edsall Road Open to Traffic - June 2020
Final Completion: December 2020
Rimpal Shah, P.E.
VDOT Project Manager
Other relevant links:
Final Environmental Documents
Finding of No Significant Impact - Letter from FHWA for Final Environmental Analysis (February 2017)
Revised Environmental Assessment (February 2017)
Environmental Assessment (September 2016)
Technical Reports (September 2016):
Air Quality Analysis | Alternatives Analysis | Cultural Resources | Hazardous Materials Memorandum | Indirect and Cumulative Effects | Natural Resources | Right of Way | Socioeconomics and Land Use | Traffic and Transportation: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Noise Analysis: 1 2 3 4 (August 2016)
I-395 at Seminary Road Interchange Modification Report and Appendices (October 2019)
395 Express Lanes Network Traffic Management Plan (September 2017)
Interchange Modification Report (May 2017)
VDOT Meetings with Homeowners' Associations (November 2016)
I-95/395 Transit/TDM Plan Study Overview (September 2016)
Presentation to Fairlington Citizens Association (September 2016)
Presentation from Elected Officials and Media Briefing (March 2016)
Express Lanes Corridor map
Project Brochure (January 2016)
Noise Report (June 2013) and Noise Report (January 2013)
Fundamentals of Traffic Noise Presentation (2013)
Interchange Justification Report: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
I-95 HOV/HOT Lanes Design Public Hearing Materials (2011)
Express Lanes Comprehensive Agreement (Amended June 2017)
Express Lanes Comprehensive Agreement
Express Lanes Technical Requirements
More about the I-95 and I-495 Express Lanes
I-395/Seminary Road HOV Ramp Public Information Meeting - December 2019 (Ad)
Design Public Hearings (Oct. 24, Oct. 26 and Nov. 30, 2016)
Presentation | Display Boards | Brochure | Comment Sheet
Public Information Meetings (April 11 and 13, 2016)
Display Boards | Brochure | Comment Sheet
Phase: Under Construction
State ID: 0395-96A-206
Federal ID: NHPP-395-4 (190)
Lat/Long: 38.810117, -77.151167
Locality: Alexandria , Arlington , and Fairfax