Warning! If you are traveling on I-95 this weekend, expect delays! The HOV lanes will be closed, thus forcing all traffic onto the regular lanes.
Below is VDOT’s press release about the closures.
I-95/395 HOV LANES CLOSED ALL WEEKEND, MAY 2-4
Extended Weekend Closures Continue for 95 Express Lanes Construction
FAIRFAX -This Friday night, May 2, through Sunday, May 4, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-95/395 from the D.C. line to Dumfries, just south of Exit 152 (Route 234). The HOV lanes will close at 11:00 p.m. on Friday night, and remain closed until Sunday morning, when they will reopen heading north by 10 a.m.
As part of 95 Express Lanes construction, the full closure enables crews to work on overhead sign structures, pull fiber optic lines that are needed for future tolling equipment, mill and pave the new lanes, and finish bridge work.
Aside from select travel dates/holidays (to be announced once confirmed), motorists should expect similar weekend HOV closures throughout the summer.
The 95 Express Lanes are nearly 75 percent complete, and on-track to be completed by the end of the year and open in early 2015. The 95 Express Lanes will use dynamic tolls to keep traffic flowing and provide a more predictable travel option on I-95 between Route 610 in Stafford County to just north of the Capital Beltway. The 95 Express Lanes are being delivered through a public-private partnership between VDOT and Transurban-Fluor.