395 HOV converts to Express Lanes this weekend – important safety reminders for drivers

November 14, 2019

This weekend the 395 HOV lane corridor will close so crews can complete final preparations to open the 395 Express Lanes on Sunday night. 

  • The I-395 HOV corridor from near the Springfield interchange to the DC line. will completely close Friday night at about 8 p.m. 
  • Rolling closures along both the northbound and southbound regular lanes will be in effect at locations along the corridor throughout the weekend so crews can remove HOV signage or unveil Express Lanes signage – some arterial roads which connect to the 395 Express Lanes may have rolling closures as well, such as Seminary Road and Shirlington Circle 
  • Traffic signals at the Eads Street interchange will begin flashing red Thursday, November 14 in preparation for activation on Sunday night when the Lanes open
  • On Sunday night, drivers should not attempt to enter the northbound 395 Express Lanes until gates are up, and no police or other vehicles are blocking access to the entry ramp