I-395 HOV Ramp and Auxiliary Lane
|Ramp to Seminary Road in the City of Alexandria|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Auxiliary Lane opened Feb. 4, 2015; HOV Ramp open in late Sept. 2015; overall project completion in May 2016
Archer Western Construction LLC
Larry Tomlinson, P.E., L.S., CCM
Design Build Manager
Gregg Newhouse, P.E.
Shirlene Cleveland, P.E.
Program Manager for Design Build Projects
A new project construction update is available to view here.
About the Project
I-395 HOV Ramp
This project is constructing a reversible High Occupancy Vehicle/Transit ramp on I-395 at Seminary Road (Route 420). The ramp will provide improved access for HOV and transit users working at or near the Mark Center, a Department of Defense facility at Seminary Road and I-395 that holds 6,400 employees.
The ramp is scheduled to open to traffic in late Sept. 2015.
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 aims to ease congestion where motorists enter and exit I-395. It also provides easier access to the Mark Center.
The auxiliary lane opened to traffic on Feb. 4, 2015.
Overall project completion is scheduled for May 2016.
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.
Construction update (April 2015)
Landscaping Plans: Master Plan - Planting Detail | West Section | Plant List | Typical Sections
Seminary pedestrian bridge meeting presentation (Nov. 2014)
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) |
Aerial overview (Oct. 2013): 1 | 2 | 3
Interstate 95 Express Lanes: Fundamentals of Traffic Noise presentation|
Public hearing brochure (Jan. 2012) and Response to comments
UPCs: 102437 (Auxiliary Lane), 96261 (HOV Ramp)
State Project #s: 0395-100-736 (Auxiliary Lane), 0395-100-722 (HOV Ramp)