Saturday, September 29, 2012
The closure is part of the I-95 Express Lanes Project.
Starting Monday, the I-95 southbound slip ramp to Lorton will close permanently. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, "In the Springfield area, motorists will transition from the southbound I-95 HOV lanes to the general purpose lanes using the left exit ramp marked: Route 286 Fairfax County Parkway/Newington/Ft. Belvoir. The next opportunity to exit the southbound HOV lanes will be at Route 1, Exit 161." See the PDF at right for a map and other details on this closure. The exit is closing as part of the ongoing 95 Express Lanes construction project that could make travel faster on 95 throughout Northern Virginia. To use the new Express Lanes, you'll need an EZ Pass. For more on the Express Lanes construction, visit www…
Friday, September 14, 2012
The first of three express buses will run from Burke to Tysons. Routes from Lorton and Springfield set for next spring.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday a series of express bus routes to Tysons Corner. The service will use the nearly completed I-495 Express Lanes to shuttle commuters from the Burke Centre Virginia Railway Express (VRE), Lorton VRE and Springfield VRE stations to Tysons. The three bus routes are expected to run every 15 minutes during rush hours, and one-way fares are expected to cost between $3.65 and $5.35. Final fare and schedule details will be decided in the fall. “These new bus routes are a great step in the effort to reduce congestion on our roads and provide more transportation alternatives for our residents.” Chairman Bulova said in a statement. “People taking advantage of this new opportunity will enjoy a …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The project is slated to cost $925 million.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Commuters driving along I-95 between from Stafford County to Edsall Road in Fairfax County will have an Express Lane option by the end of 2014. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) announced Tuesday that the construction of 29 miles of Express Lanes will start early next month. In a release, McDonnell said the project would cost $925 million and will be completed in partnership with private companies. The stretch of Express Lanes will be for vehicles with three or more passengers. Vehicles with fewer than three passengers can choose to pay a toll to use the lanes, or they can ride the general purpose lanes for free, said the governor's office. The project will also bring additional commuter parking lots along I-95. Greg Whirley, VDOT commissioner, …
Friday, January 13, 2012