Coming to you this November, the 395 Express Lanes will offer the same quick, simple and predictable travel you’ve come to know from the 495 and 95 Express Lanes. They’ll pick up where the 95 Express Lanes leave off around Edsall Road and run up to the 14th Street Bridge in D.C. A new choice for your everyday travels is coming soon.
The 395 Express Lanes big opening will mark the third addition to the Express Lanes family. And because all good things come in 3’s, we’re celebrating with free travel giveaways on the Express Lanes. It’s called the 395 Express Lanes: Get Going Giveaway and we’re offering drivers 3 chances to win 1 of 3 prizes - hop over to our customer rewards page to enter.
You may be familiar with the rules of the road for the 495 and 95 Express Lanes. You can expect to see these same rules on the 395 Express Lanes, too:
Don’t have an E-ZPass® or E-ZPass® Flex yet? They’re as easy to get as riding our Express Lanes.
Put your traffic woes behind you and drive happy on the 395 Express Lanes. Here’s how we’re bringing new choices to your everyday travels:
Or maybe you want to ride for free on a bus? The 395 Express Lanes will give $15M each year for transit and multimodal improvements. The first payment will offer new and enhanced bus service via DASH, OmniRide and Fairfax Connector – so hop on board.
Does hopping on and off the I-395 HOV lanes feel like muscle memory for you? Great news is that the ramps will still flow the same way. The only change is that instead of leading you to and from 395 HOV lanes, the ramps will take you to the 395 Express Lanes. Be on the lookout for signs that’ll help point you in the right direction.
Whether you carpool, vanpool or slug, if you have 3 or more people and an E-ZPass® Flex, you can drive the Express Lanes for free. It’s a great way to get a faster trip and save money.
Here are some tips to remember:
If you exit the northbound 395 Express Lanes at Eads Street to drop off slugs at the Pentagon or Pentagon City, you can get back on the Lanes at Eads Street and go to D.C. for free. But, remember to put your Flex in toll mode so a Virginia State Police trooper doesn’t stop you.
Even though your Flex will be in toll mode, we’ll know you carpooled to Eads Street. You won’t be charged to finish your trip to the city. Pretty great, right?
Get in touch
We’re here to help bring you up to speed on what the Lanes will offer once they open this November. Head over to our “Contact us” page with any questions and even invite us to come talk with you and your community in person about the 395 Express Lanes. As always, you can stay looped into the latest by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter.