The 95 Express Lanes Extension is open!

The Express Version

  • The Extension creates a connected corridor for nearly 50 miles from near Fredericksburg to Washington D.C.
  • The new Lanes will open in 2 phases: Phase 1 opened on August 17 and Phase 2 opens this winter. Phase 1 allows customers to travel the full 10-mile stretch of the Extension.
  • Phase 2 will open new on/off ramps in busy areas adding more local access along the way.

Futuristically fast travel between the Potomac and the Rappahannock now open

Put travel headaches in your rearview mirror. The I-95 corridor in Stafford County is now smarter, faster, and more reliable. The new 95 Express Lanes Extension offers a smoother and more predictable travel option to customers traveling to and through the greater Stafford area.

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The new Lanes are opening in 2 phases

To bring a faster travel option to Stafford and Fredericksburg as soon as possible, the extended Lanes will launch in 2 phases. Phase 1 opened access to the full, end-to-end 10-mile extension of the 95 Express Lanes on August 17, 2023.

Phase 2 will be completed later in the year and will bring additional entrances and exits along the new Lanes. 

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Using the 95 Express Lanes Extension

Using the extension

The Extension picks up where the 95 Express Lanes currently end, just past Route 610 in Stafford County, and extend to near Route 17.

Today, customers can choose to ride the full Extension to the very end, back to the I-95 local or through lanes near Route 17. In the morning heading north, riders can hop on the Lanes from the I-95 through lanes near Route 17.

In Phase 2, the new Lanes will add access to near Marine Corps Base Quantico, direct access to Courthouse Road/Route 630, and an entry via the I-95 north local lanes near Route 17. 

Just like the existing 95 Express Lanes, the Extension is reversible.


Getting on & off the Lanes

In Phase 1 this August, travelers can hop on the Extension to head north using a slip ramp on the far left I-95 through lane. Southbound on the Lanes, there will be an option to exit back to the I-95 through lanes near Route 17 or the local lanes to get to Route 17 or Route 3.

Phase 2 is all about local access along the way. From Route 17 to the I-95 local lanes, you’ll be able to head north with ease. New access points will open to and from I-95 near Marine Corps Base Quantico and Courthouse Road/Rte 630. A new entry from the I-95 northbound local lanes near the southern terminus will also open.


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Travel for free

Using the extension

You have many options to enjoy the benefits of the Express Lanes for free. It’s as easy as hopping on a bus, jumping in a vanpool or flipping the switch on your E-ZPass Flex to HOV ON.

Faster and more reliable, for free.

Get in Touch

Get in touch

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