Alexandria: 395 HOT Lanes

VDOT has proposed new HOV/HOT lanes on I-95 from the Edsall Road area in Alexandria to Garrisonville Road in Stafford. Cars comprised of three or more passengers, vanpools and transit vehicles would have free access to the lanes. The existing HOV lanes would be extended to three lanes (currently there are two). VDOT would like to generate an easy connection to the HOT lanes on 495 into Tysons Corner and will improve access at key intersections such as the Fairfax County Parkway, Franconia-Springfield Parkway and Edsall Road vicinity. A federal environmental review has been started, with hopes that construction would begin in 2012. We’ll keep you posted any new developments.

Susan Hall