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Interstate 395 Express Lanes Extension

Turkeycock Run Interchange to the vicinity of Eads Street in Arlington County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction: Aug. 2017

Est Completion Date
Open to traffic: Fall 2019

Final completion:
Summer 2020

Phase
Under Construction

Lengths and Limits
Turkeycock Run Interchange to the vicinity of Eads Street

Locality
Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Transurban

Susan Shaw, P.E.
VDOT Project Manager

Amanda Baxter
Environmental Lead

Note: For construction and lane closure information, visit www.395expresslanes.com.

About the Project

This project is extending the 395 Express Lanes for eight miles north from Turkeycock Run near Edsall Road to the vicinity of Eads Street in Arlington.

The two existing HOV lanes (or High Occupancy Toll) lanes are being converted to express lanes and a third lane is being added, providing three reversible express lanes.

The improvements primarily are being 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 the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT.)

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.

Construction began in August 2017, with the new extended lanes opening in Fall 2019 and the entire project set for completion in Summer 2020.

Key Improvements

  • Extending express lanes to the vicinity of Eads Street
  • Providing new travel options for single-occupant drivers
  • Installing an active traffic management system to keep traffic moving
  • Providing sound walls for nearby neighborhoods
  • Improving connections between the I-395 Express Lanes and Eads Street
  • Providing dedicated annual funding for transit

Schedule

Prepare environmental document: 2016 
Multimodal study: 2016
Public information meetings: Spring 2016
Public hearings: Fall 2016
Begin construction: Aug. 2017
Open to traffic: Fall 2019
Estimated project completion: Summer 2020

Public Outreach

Design public hearings were held Oct. 24, Oct. 26 and Nov. 30, 2016.

Design public hearing presentation
Display boards
Brochure
Comment sheet 
 
Public information meetings were held April 11 and 13, 2016.

Display boards   
Brochure 
Comment sheet

Final Environmental Documents

Finding of No Significant Impact Letter from Federal Highway Administration for Final Environmental Analysis for 395 Express Lanes Northern Extension (February 2017)

Revised Environmental Assessment for 395 Express Lanes Northern Extension (February 2017) | Appendices | Comment responses

Environmental Assessment (September 2016)

Resources

Interchange modification report (May 2017)
VDOT meetings with home owners' associations (November 2016)
I-95 / I-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)
Noise report (January 2013)
Fundamentals of traffic noise presentation (2013) 
Design Public Hearings display boards and comment sheet (September  2011)

Interchange justification report: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

Express Lanes comprehensive agreement

Express Lanes comprehensive agreement (amended June 2017)

Express Lanes technical requirements

I-95 and I-495 Express Lanes

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