The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced roadwork on I-95 in from the Fairfax County Parkway up to Lorton. I-95 will be widened to four lanes between the Fairfax County Parkway and Route 123. With progress there’s always a little pain and, unfortunately, there will be a lot of the “stop and go” traffic that we saw when the “Mixing Bowl” was built. The project should be completed in the fall of 2011. This fall there will be single lane closures during the weekday on both north and south I-95. Here’s what else to look out for:
Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22-
VDOT will be replacing overhead signs between Route 1 and Lorton Road. Two out of the three lanes will be closed starting at 10:30 p.m. Then at midnight, all lanes will be stopped for at least a half an hour. This will happen again at 1 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 24-
Southbound I-95 will have major delays for bridge widening
at Accotink Creek from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29-
One or more lanes will be closed on I-95 northbound for a traffic shift at Lorton Road and Pohick Creek from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thirty minute delays are expected.
Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1-
A traffic shift will occur on northbound I-95 to work on a retaining wall and road widening between Pohick Creek and Accotink Creek. This will take place from 9:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. The shift will stay for an estimated seven months. Thirty minute delays are expected and one or more lanes will be closed.
The Schedule for Lane Widening on I-95:
|I-95 north, Route 1 to Fairfax County Parkway||December 2009|
|I-95 south, Fairfax County Parkway to Route 1||fall 2010|
|I-95 north and south, Route 1 to Route 123||fall 2011|
For any questions or comments, please contact Delegate Dave Albo at (703) 451-3555 or visit www.davealbo.com.