About the Project

Express Lanes Development

395 Express Lanes

395 Express Lanes Extension Project

Extending the 95 Express Lanes for eight miles north to the D.C. line, the 395 Express Lanes would significantly reduce congestion in the I-395 corridor, increase capacity by adding an additional HOV lane to make three reversible lanes on I-395 and extend the benefits and travel options of the 95 Express Lanes further north.

The 395 Express Lanes would operate just like the 95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia. Carpoolers and sluggers with three or more people in the vehicle would continue to travel for free with an E-ZPass® FlexSM set to HOV mode. Those willing to pay a toll would be able to access the Lanes 24/7 with an E-ZPass®.

The existing HOV entry and exit points on the current I-395 HOV lanes would become accessible for toll paying customers. However, the new Seminary Road ramp currently under construction would remain HOV use only and improvements would be made to Eads Street access point.



Other key 395 Express Lanes Extension project benefits include:

  • Supporting jobs: Construction of the project could generate 1,500 jobs and more than half a billion dollars of economic activity. It could put as many as 100 Virginia small businesses to work as early as 2015
  • Improved HOV service: The 395 Express Lanes would reduce HOV violations on the current I-395 HOV lanes and improve travel times for carpoolers and sluggers
  • Generating guaranteed transit funding: The project will be designed to utilize a portion of toll revenues for guaranteed annual funding for transit, like improved bus service
  • Enhanced Pentagon access: Improvements at the project's most northern section, including the Eads Street interchange, will be planned in conjunction with Arlington County and federal officials
  • Improved travel in the regular lanes: The 395 Express Lanes would also provide improvements and timing savings to the regular lanes

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