VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Brent McKenzie - Transurban
Michelle T. Holland - VDOT
March 27, 2020
Shirlington Circle Bridge Work to Continue through Wednesday, April 1
Bridge work begins next week at the Seminary Road interchange
ALEXANDRIA - Motorists and area residents are advised of upcoming closures on Shirlington Circle and the westbound Seminary Road service road over the I-395 general purpose and express lanes that will impact travel in those areas. These closures are needed for continued bridge improvement work, as part of the overall 395 Express Lanes project.
The northern section of the Shirlington Circle bridge over the general purpose and express lanes on I-395 will close from 10 p.m. Sunday, March 29 until midnight Wednesday night, April 1.
What to Expect:
- Travelers driving north on the I-395 general purpose lanes will not be able to access Shirlington from Exit 6
- Travelers driving north on North Quaker Lane will not be able to access Shirlington or the 395 Express Lanes from the Shirlington Circle
- Travelers will be able to access the northbound I-395 general purpose lanes from the Shirlington Circle
This additional closure is needed for continued bridge improvement work on the northernmost section of Shirlington Circle over I-395.
Nightly lane closures on the westbound Seminary Road service road over I-395 are scheduled to occur from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday, March 29 and Monday, March 30, with one lane remaining open.
All lanes on the westbound Seminary Road service road over I-395 will close beginning as early as 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 until midnight Saturday night, April 4. Drivers should follow detour signs.
What to Expect:
- The 395 Express Lanes entry/exit will be closed from westbound Seminary Road
- Travelers will not be able to access the southbound I-395 general purpose lanes from westbound Seminary Road
- Travelers will have access to the northbound I-395 general purpose lanes
The full closure of the Seminary service road will not occur unless Shirlington Circle has reopened.
Throughout this scheduled work, drivers should expect delays in this area and are asked to slow down, remain alert and watch for construction crews working near Shirlington Circle and Seminary Road. The extended work hours are possible due to recent lighter traffic volumes, and will allow crews to expedite completion of this work while minimizing the duration of impacts to area residents and drivers.
All work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled or extended if inclement conditions occur.
Work crews are following the most recent guidance from the federal and state government and are committed to the health and safety of all those who work and interact with the construction operation.
This bridge improvement work is being delivered as part of the 395 Express Lanes project. The eight-mile 395 Express Lanes opened on Nov. 17 and connect the 95 Express Lanes to Washington, D.C. Learn how the lanes work and plan your trip at www.ExpressLanes.com.
The 395 Express Lanes are a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Transurban. See more details on the project and related lane closures.
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