Shirlington Circle access to 395 Express Lanes will close Tue, March 24-Thur, March 26 for bridge work

March 24, 2020

The express version

  • Access between Shirlington Circle and the 395 Express Lanes will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, March 24 until 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 26
  • This work will require the intermittent reduction of other lanes in Shirlington Circle, but access to the I-395 regular lanes and local roads will remain open

Access between Shirlington Circle and the 395 Express Lanes will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, March 24 until 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 26 to accommodate bridge improvement work as part of the 395 Express Lanes project. This work will require the intermittent reduction of other lanes in Shirlington Circle, but access to the I-395 regular lanes and local roads will remain open.

These scheduled closures are needed to complete resurfacing of the bridge deck over I-395. The extended work hours allow crews to expedite completion of this work, while minimizing the duration of impacts to area residents and drivers. Drivers should expect delays in this area, and are asked to slow down, remain alert and watch for construction crews working in Shirlington Circle.

Extended Closures Continue at Shirlington Circle Beginning Sunday, March 29:

The northern section of the Shirlington Circle will close beginning at approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday night, March 29 until as late as 6 p.m. on Thursday night, April 2. Drivers going north on the I-395 general purpose lanes will not be able to access Shirlington from Exit 6. Drivers going north on North Quaker Lane will not be able to access Shirlington or the 395 Express Lanes from the Shirlington Circle, but will be able to access the I-395 regular lanes. This additional closure is needed for continued bridge improvement work on the northernmost bridge on Shirlington Circle over I-395. Drivers should stay alert and pay attention to roadway signage. 

All work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled or extended if inclement conditions occur.

Work crews are following the most recent guidance from the federal and state government and are prioritizing the health and safety of themselves and the community.

Where to go

When it comes to closures, it’s important to drive safely. If you’re travelling through the area during these times, just look out for the on-road signage and stay alert. You can also sign up for e-newsletters and traffic alerts on the Contact us page.

Safe Travels,
The Express Lanes Team