Changes to the midday reversal on the 95 Express Lanes

November 1, 2023

Beginning November 6, we are launching a pilot that will change the daytime reversal procedure for the 95 and 395 Express Lanes. Starting at 11 a.m. as the reversal process begins, all customers on the northbound Express Lanes will be diverted back to the regular lanes just before Route 123. 

All customers traveling on or entering the 95 Express Lanes south of the Prince William Parkway will be diverted. Access points affected include ramps from I-95 near Route 17, Route 630, Route 610, Route 234 and Cardinal Drive, as well as the access ramp directly from Opitz Boulevard. 

The diversion will allow reversal to take place faster, opening the Lanes to southbound traffic sooner. By shifting the availability of the Express Lanes’ capacity, travelers in both the regular lanes and Express Lanes are more likely to benefit from time savings. 

The northbound regular lanes from near Route 123 to the D.C. line are typically free flowing during the diversion period.