VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Michelle T. Holland


Aug. 20, 2019

Nighttime Lane Closures and Full Stoppages on I-395 North Wednesday Night, Aug. 21
Closures needed for overhead sign work near S. Washington Boulevard; Stoppages of no more than 30 minutes on general purpose lanes

FAIRFAX, Va. – Motorists are advised that northbound I-395 will be reduced to one lane during overnight hours Wednesday, Aug. 21 near S. Washington Boulevard (Exit 8C). Periodic traffic stoppages of up to 30 minutes will occur between midnight and 4 a.m. These closures are needed for crews to remove an overhead sign as part of the I-395 Express Lanes Northern Extension Project. Work is weather dependent.

Beginning at 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, a single lane will close on northbound I-395, followed by additional lanes closing at 10 p.m. Intermittent traffic stoppages are scheduled to occur between midnight and 4 a.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

As construction progresses this summer, motorists should expect single lane closures on the I-395 HOV lanes weekdays between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and single lane closures on the general purpose lanes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 395 Express Lanes, which involve extending the current express lanes eight miles north to the D.C. line, are scheduled to open this fall. Learn how Express Lanes work and how to get an E-ZPass at www.ExpressLanes.com.

The 395 Express Lanes are a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Transurban. 

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