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Weekend roadwork to rev up on I-395

Traffic flows through Shirlington on I-395 in this February 2018 file photo. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

WASHINGTON — Weekend drivers in Virginia should be prepared for cones and congestion on Interstate 395 through Labor Day.

Lane closures are expected to affect traffic in the main lanes for six consecutive weekends beginning late on Friday, July 20. The work is scheduled to take place from Friday nights through early Monday mornings, blocking two lanes at various locations all weekend long.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says multiple bridges require rehabilitation between the Beltway and Washington, including the bridge over Four Mile Run.

VDOT said the reversible I-395 High Occupancy Vehicle lanes will be open in the direction of travel most affected by the work zones on the mainline.

The widening and transformation of the I-395 HOV into dynamically tolled lanes continues concurrent with the bridge rehabilitation. The all-electronic E-ZPass facility will be extended northward from Interstate 95 toward the Pentagon by late 2019.

Below I-395, traffic on Eads Street will be shifted to erect a semi-permanent work zone that will be in place for several months. Eads Street will be blocked during some weekends and overnights as improvements are made to the Pentagon drop-off/pick-up areas and turn lanes to the express lanes. The construction has led to a number of changes for bus stops and parking at and near the Pentagon.


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