Work is halfway complete on Express Lanes
Construction of the I-95 Express Lanes project is halfway complete and on schedule to be completed by late 2014. The lanes will open to traffic in early 2015.
The project broke ground in August 2012. Since then work has involved building new bridges, ramps, and lanes along the 29-mile Express Lanes corridor. It runs from I-395 near Edsall Road in Fairfax County to I-95 near Route 610/Garrisonville Road in Stafford County.
In the coming weeks, crews will complete the last major steel lifts in the project corridor, including beams for the future flyover ramp across I-95 near Garrisonville Road in mid-October and the future flyover ramp across I-395 near Edsall Road in early November.
Since starting construction of nine new bridges for the Express Lanes this past March, crews have placed more than 100 steel beams.
Crews also are scheduled to complete the majority of new paving that must occur throughout the future Express Lanes alignment by late 2013 – placing nearly half a million tons of asphalt along I-95.
The Express Lanes construction remains in full swing throughout 2014, and drivers should expect continued traffic impacts including day and nighttime lane closures on I-95, weekend closures of the HOV lanes, limited shoulder access, and continued truck traffic entering and exiting the work zones.