395 Express Lanes
The 395 Express Lanes is a US $475 million project to extend the northern end of the 95 Express Lanes for 11 km to the Washington DC border. The project will add capacity and reduce congestion in the I-395 corridor. It will also offer new travel choices, improve travel in the regular lane and enhance access to the Pentagon.
The Project will deliver US $15 million annually in transit investment payments to the Commonwealth of Virginia over the concession period to facilitate increased investment in sustainable transit options along the Interstate 95 and 395 corridors. Projects funded with this transit investment will increase mobility and throughput, and could include new bus and rail services, park-and-ride lots and Transportation Demand Management program enhancements.
Allocation of transit funds will be determined by the Department in collaboration with Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Stafford Counties; the City of Alexandria; the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission; and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission.
Before construction commenced, we conducted thorough outreach within direct-impact neighbourhoods to educate stakeholders on the proposed project scope and how the project differed from the original proposal. Construction started in August 2017, and we will work closely with our partners at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and construction partner Lane to ensure successful project delivery. Tolling is expected to commence in late 2019.
As a part of the Northern Virginia community, Transurban’s 395 Express Lanes Community Grant Program is designed to support organisations that sustain, enhance or protect the local environment and neighbourhoods in the I-395 corridor.
For more information, refer to the 395 Express Lanes website.