The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will extend weekend closures of the reversible High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes on I-95/395 from Turkeycock (Edsall Road) to Dumfries, just south of Exit 152 (Route 234).
Through September, the HOV lanes will close on Friday nights and remain closed until Sunday afternoons.
In October, the HOV lanes will close on Friday nights and remain closed until 4 a.m. Monday mornings.
- September Weekends (13, 20 and 27): HOV lanes will close on Friday nights, remain closed all day on Saturdays, and reopen on Sunday afternoons by 2 p.m. heading northbound.
- October Weekends (4, 18 and 25): HOV lanes will close on Friday nights, remain closed the entire weekend, and reopen on Monday mornings by 4 a.m. heading northbound.
- October 11 (Columbus Day weekend): HOV lanes will close during overnight hours only, no daytime closures.
- Sundays when the Redskins play at home: HOV lanes will open northbound by 2 p.m.
During weekend closures, the HOV Lanes will remain open between Duke Street and the Washington D.C. line. For additional details, review the HOV closure fact sheet.
To ease motorist stress during the weekend closures of the HOV Lanes, VDOT and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) have initiated a new, Saturday bus service between the Potomac Mills Mall and Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) Transit Center to the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station. The Saturday PRTC bus service will be free for a three-month period.
The new Saturday Prince William Metro Direct service will start at 7:35 a.m. and end at 10 p.m., with buses running approximately every 45 minutes during peak hours. Click here for more information and to review the bus schedule.