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What's That Banging? It's Just Construction For the Interstate 95 Express Lanes

And it'll last until mid-February.

Don't be alarmed if you hear a prolonged series of banging noises in Lorton next week.

Starting on Jan. 23, contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation will be pile-driving during the daytime on Furnace Road and Interstate 95 as part of the $1 billion 95 Express Lanes project. The work is expected to be finished in mid-February. 

According to VDOT: "This new project will create approximately 29 miles of Express Lanes on I-95. This project will add capacity to the existing HOV Lanes from the Prince William Parkway to the vicinity of Edsall Road; improve the existing two HOV lanes for six miles from Route 234 to the Prince William Parkway. A nine-mile reversible two-lane extension of the existing HOV lanes from Dumfries to Garrisonville Road in Stafford County will help to alleviate the worst traffic bottleneck in the region."

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Tolls on the Express Lanes will fluctuate, just like the HOT Lanes on nearby I-495. VDOT has asked that all questions and concerns regarding the project be sent the project outreach team at outreach@95ExpressLanes.com. 

Sally Spangler January 19, 2013 at 05:20 PM
It is not the pile driving that irritates me it is the banging and clanging at night long into the night when I am in bed ready to sleep. It has been going on for some time. I trust that it will reach its conclusion soon.

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