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95 Express Lanes/Opitz Boulevard Ramp Project Update

VDOT News Release

Written By: VDOT

On behalf of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Transurban, private project partner and operator of the 95 Express Lanes, we are writing to share updates on the 95 Express Lanes/Opitz Boulevard Ramp Project in Prince William County, which currently is approximately 70 percent complete. As work continues and the ramp opening approaches, VDOT and Transurban are committed to keeping our stakeholders informed of key construction activities and overall progress. This information is even more timely with the busy summer travel season underway on the I-95 corridor. As we enter the final months of construction, the safety of pedestrians, motorists, and workers remains our top priority.
TimingConstruction Activity/MilestoneLate Summer 2024The sidewalk across the Opitz Boulevard bridge will open to pedestrians. This section of sidewalk runs from the west side of I-95 near Telegraph Road to the vicinity of the northbound I-95 on-ramp on the bridge’s east side.Late Summer 2024One westbound travel lane on the bridge will close for about a month to advance critical work. The project team will communicate the final dates to your office at least two weeks in advance. On-road signage will guide motorists through the work area.Fall 2024The new 95 Express Lanes ramp is scheduled to open to traffic. On weekday mornings, northbound 95 Express Lanes users can use the ramp to exit to Opitz Boulevard. On weekday afternoons, travelers on Opitz Boulevard can use the ramp to enter the southbound 95 Express Lanes. A traffic signal in the center of the bridge will control traffic movements.End of 2024The nearby commuter and transit garage at Opitz Boulevard and Potomac Center Boulevard is scheduled to open. Additionally, the remaining portion of sidewalk connecting the Sentara Medical Center campus to the bridge is also scheduled to open. Both projects are being delivered by Prince William County.