395 Express Lanes

The express version

  • The 395 Express Lanes will offer drivers more ways to travel in Northern Virginia right up to the Washington, D.C. line
  • Learn about the latest impacts to travel and commuter solutions that can help you get around the area as we work during construction
  • The 395 Express Lanes Community Grant Program will fund community initiatives during the project’s construction 

There’s a lot in motion as we get closer to the 395 Express Lanes grand opening in the fall of 2019. When the Lanes officially open, drivers will enjoy more traveling options in the D.C. metro area. 

Since the project is in full swing, here’s what you need to know about traveling during this time and what to expect from the new Lanes. 

At-a-glance

Opening

The 395 Express Lanes will open in the fall of 2019.

Where

  • On I-395 from near Edsall Road to the 14th Street Bridge

Project benefits

  • Uses $15 million of toll revenues each year to fund better transit options for commuters
  • Provides quicker access to the Pentagon and Crystal City by improving the Eads Street interchange
  • Offers time-saving travel to drivers on the regular lanes
  • Adds a fourth regular lane on I-395 heading south between Duke Street and Edsall Road to help break up major backups

More info

For more information about the project's construction and development, jump onto the Virginia Department of Transportation’s website.

Community grant program

We’ve become a part of the local communities along the I-395 corridor as we work on the project. The 395 Express Lanes Community Grant Program is our way of being a good neighbor by giving back to them. Grants of $500 to $3,000 will be awarded throughout the year to help support the local environment and neighborhoods.

Head over to the About page to apply online.

For any questions, read our Express Lanes Community Grant Program Overview and Guidelines for the full scoop on grant opportunities.

Pentagon updates

The 395 Express Lanes and Eads Street Interchange will offer employees and visitors a simpler way to drive to and from the Pentagon. Not to mention, the improved South Parking Lot on the Pentagon Reservation opened in May. 

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 now 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.

Learn more

Join a carpool

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

Learn more

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.

Learn more

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.

Learn more

More info

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

Learn more

Construction activity

We’re making progress on the 395 Express Lanes every day. Here’s what we’re up to in the area as we work around the clock toward the grand opening.

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

The new 395 Express Lanes are coming to you soon. In the meantime, enjoy safe travels.

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?

Reach out to:

Teleworking

 

395 Express Lanes news

October 22, 2019

Starting this November, you’ll need an E-ZPass® to travel on the 395 Express Lanes

All ramps that currently lead to the 395 HOV lanes will require an E-ZPass® or E-ZPass® Flex when the 395 Express Lanes open, including the ramps near South Eads St.Read more

October 21, 2019

395 Lane Closure Content – Week of October 21

Weather permitting, there are upcoming closures on the I-395 HOV and regular lanes this week. Look out for detours and drive safely.Read more