395 Express Lanes

The express version

  • The 395 Express Lanes are open and offer drivers more ways to travel in Northern Virginia right up to the Washington, D.C. line
  • Get your E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex and take the Lanes today
  • Construction work for sound walls, punchlist activities and to add a fourth regular southbound travel lane on I-395 between Duke Street and Edsall Road will continue into spring 2020

Whatever your traveling style may be, the 395 Express Lanes are sure to speed up your trip.

While the Lanes are open for customers, construction work for sound walls, punchlist activities and to add a fourth regular southbound travel lane on I-395 between Duke Street and Edsall Road will continue on the corridor into spring 2020. Road closures during off-peak or overnight periods will allow crews to finish the job.

Pentagon updates

The 395 Express Lanes and Eads Street Interchange offer employees and visitors a simpler way to drive to and from the Pentagon. Not to mention, the improved South Parking Lot is delivering smoother travel for pedestrians, drivers or bus riders on the Pentagon Reservation.

We’ve been up to a lot around the Pentagon Reservation over the last couple of years. Stay in the know about the latest progress and updates we’re making around the Pentagon Reservation on the News & Alerts page. We’ve also been up to a lot around the Pentagon Reservation over the last several years. You can find older updates by visiting our past announcements, too.

Department of Defense employees can head over to the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) Transportation CAC-enabled website for the scoop on how this project may affect parking and transportation on the Pentagon Reservation.

Have questions about how the 395 Express Lanes project may switch up the flow around the Pentagon? Reach out to:

Commuter solutions

New travel incentives are available during the construction of the 395 Express Lanes project. These incentives make it easier for you to ride the bus, carpool, vanpool and telework along the I-395 corridor. More about these new incentives and commuting options below.

Need to find a carpool or bus route? The following resources will help you on your way:

Take the bus

Additional bus services have been added during peak hours on a popular OmniRide route, as well as two Metrobus commuter routes to help alleviate traffic in the corridor.

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Join a carpool

Carpool with one or more people and you may receive up to $230 through the Commuter Connections 'Pool Rewards' program.

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Start a vanpool

To make the process easier, financial assistance and new rider matching is available to help start new vanpools traveling on I-395.

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Work remotely

Employers with employees that use the I-395 corridor may be eligible for up to $10,000 in additional subsidies to encourage them to create a new teleworking program.

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More info

To find out more information on any of these incentives or additional commuting options, please contact the jurisdiction in which you live.

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Construction activity

The 395 Express Lanes are now open but some work continues in the corridor.

You can count on us to:

  • Let you know ahead of time via social media if we need to do work that could impact your travels
  • Keep local communities in the loop with our construction plans
  • Do most of our work behind guardrail barriers in the existing HOV lanes at night and outside of peak times

You can trust that we won’t:

  • Schedule lane closures on I-395 or in the I-395 HOV lanes during peak traveling hours
  • Take over any residential or commercial property


Contact Us

Contracting opportunities

  • The Lane Construction Corporation is the selected Design-Builder for the 395 Express Lanes project. To discuss potential DBE/SWaM contracting opportunities, please get in touch with Charlea Washington cdwashington@laneconstruct.com.
  • To discuss all other contracting or employment opportunities related to design and construction of the 395 Express Lanes project, please reach out to Brian Basnight at BABasnight@laneconstruct.com.

Questions about your property or construction?

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395 Express Lanes news

March 27, 2020

Shirlington Circle bridge work to continue through Wednesday, April 1

There are upcoming closures on Shirlington Circle and the westbound Seminary Road service road over the I-395 regular lanes and Express Lanes. These closures are needed for continued bridge improvement work. The Shirlington Circle bridge closures will start Sunday night on March29 and go until Wednesday night on April 1.Nightly lane closures on the westbound Seminary Road service road over I-395 will occur the nights ofSunday, March 29 and Monday, March 30, with one lane remaining open.Read more

March 24, 2020

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

Access between Shirlington Circle and the 395 Express Lanes will be closed beginningon Tuesday night, March 24 until early morning Thursday, March 26 for bridge improvement work. 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.Read more