Dec 15, 2014
Alexandria, Va. – 95 Express Lanes today announced that the 29-mile corridor of new express lanes opened to traffic on Sunday, December 14 with tolling to begin December 29. The 95 Express Lanes were completed early and are open so drivers can benefit from the additional capacity and have the opportunity to try the new lanes before tolling begins. Standard HOV rules will continue to be in effect during rush hour – with the exception of holidays – until tolling begins on December 29. Outside of HOV hours, anyone can try the new Lanes for free.
Dec 12, 2014
Alexandria, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the 95 Express Lanes are reminding drivers to remain alert and exercise caution when driving in and around the Express Lanes corridor in the coming days as the new lanes, traffic patterns and access points will open to traffic on Sunday, December 14.
Dec 10, 2014
Alexandria, Va. – The 95 HOV lanes on I-95 will transition to Express Lanes with tolling and new rules in effect starting Monday, December 29. Roadway improvements have been completed early and the new ramps and lanes on I-95 will open Sunday, December 14 to allow travelers to benefit from the additional capacity during the holiday season without having to a pay a toll. Standard HOV rules will continue to be in effect during rush hour until tolling begins on December 29.
Nov 19, 2014
Alexandria, Va. – Today, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the 95 Express Lanes announced that according to new research, Northern Virginia drivers are not ready for the opening of the 95 Express Lanes. The Express Lanes will bring new rules of the road and a new E-ZPass requirement. However, despite the approaching opening, many I-95 drivers are unprepared for the Express Lanes.
Oct 30, 2014
Alexandria, Va. – Today, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the 95 Express Lanes announced that select sign unveiling will start over the next few weeks in preparation for the opening of the Express Lanes, currently on schedule to open in December. The new Express Lanes signs will serve as a visual reminder of the changes coming and the new E-ZPass requirement that will go into effect when the Express Lanes open in December. The Express Lanes signs will be uncovered in a priority order with a focus on safety first and ensuring the HOV system continues operating.
Oct 15, 2014
Alexandria, Va. – Today, the 95 Express Lanes announced that drivers who open a new Virginia E-ZPass account using the “95Express” promotional code between October 15 and November 15 will receive one toll-free week of travel on the 95 Express Lanes in early 2015. All drivers will need an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex to use the Express Lanes when they open this December.
Oct 9, 2014
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the 95 Express Lanes today announced that the 29 miles of high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes on I-95 spanning from Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to the Edsall Road area on I-395 will open as early as December. Drivers are encouraged to learn how to use the 95 Express Lanes now and obtain an E-ZPass so that they can benefit from the lanes when they open.
Sep 15, 2014
Alexandria, VA – The 95 Express Lanes team has started testing the 95 Express Lanes’ tolling and traffic management system through a series of “test drives” and will continue conducting drives throughout the fall. Drivers traveling on I-95/I-395 might notice vehicles labeled as test vehicles in the HOV lanes and are advised that the 95 Express Lanes are not yet open.
Jul 10, 2014
FAIRFAX - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and its 95 Express Lanes partners, Transurban and Fluor, announced today that as 95 Express Lanes construction enters its final months, drivers traveling on I-95/395 in Northern Virginia should prepare for continuing lane closures and traffic impacts. Over the next six months, nearly 1,500 workers will continue to work day and night to complete the 29-miles of new Express Lanes, which are expected to open in early 2015. Motorists are advised to prepare by learning how they may be impacted when the Express Lanes open, and how the Express Lanes will work.
May 8, 2014
Alexandria, VA– Today, Transurban-Fluor and AAA Mid-Atlantic released the second annual report on distracted drivers on I-95 in Northern Virginia, which found that despite major construction, distracted driving is a growing problem on the heavily traveled corridor. The report, part of Orange Cones. No Phones., a campaign focused on reducing distracted driving in the 95 Express Lanes construction zone, found that the number of frequent I-95 drivers likely to use their cell phone while driving has increased from 56 percent in 2013 to 62 percent in 2014.
Apr 18, 2014
RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that construction of the I-95 Express Lanes project is more than 70 percent complete, and remains on-schedule to be completed by the end of 2014 and open to traffic in early 2015. The first of nine new bridges being built along the 95 Express Lanes corridor in Northern Virginia, located at Telegraph road near Marine Corps Base Quantico in Stafford County, recently opened to traffic. Steel framework on the remaining new bridges also is complete.
Apr 14, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, the 95 Express Lanes, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, launched an educational campaign to prepare travelers for the changes coming to I-95 when the existing I-95 HOV system is converted to an Express Lanes system. The 95 Express Lanes project will bring new choices and added capacity on I-95, but will also mean changes for travelers who currently use the HOV facility. Today’s launch of the Make a Plan campaign targets those travelers who use the existing HOV lanes and will educate them on how to prepare for the changes coming to I-95.
Nov 15, 2013
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Governor Bob McDonnell joined the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Federal Highway Administration and its 95 Express Lanes partners, Transurban and Fluor, at a ribbon cutting ceremony today marking the completion of a $1.5 million stream and tree restoration effort benefiting Swan's Creek and the surrounding Southbridge Community in Prince William County. The Governor also was joined by Prince William County officials and neighboring residents as he recognized the largest stream restoration project ever completed in Prince William County - an initiative made possible by the 95 Express Lanes Project.
Oct 9, 2013
RICHMOND– Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that construction of the I-95 Express Lanes project is halfway complete and on-schedule to be completed by late 2014. The 95 Express Lanes will open to traffic in early 2015. Since breaking ground in August 2012, significant progress has been made on building new bridges, ramps, and lanes throughout the entire 29-mile Express Lanes corridor, which spans from I-395 near Edsall Road in Fairfax County to I-95 near Route 610/Garrisonville Road in Stafford County, Va.
Aug 7, 2012
PRINCE WILLIAM - Surrounded by elected officials, transportation engineers, and dignitaries, Governor Bob McDonnell held a groundbreaking ceremony today to begin construction of the I-95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia. The project will build 29 miles of express lanes on I-95 from Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to Edsall Road in Fairfax County, and will connect the I-95 Express Lanes to the I-495 Express Lanes currently under construction to provide a seamless network of new lanes to reduce congestion, encourage carpooling, and providing public transportation options never before available.
Jul 31, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) entered into a comprehensive agreement and reached financial close with a group of private-sector companies to build approximately 29 miles of express lanes on I-95 from Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to Edsall Road in Fairfax County. Construction will begin on the $925 million project early next month.