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Title: I-95 in Virginia - 4th lane open NB
Post by: Mapmikey on June 22, 2011, 07:48:31 AM
Greetings--

  The 4th through lane NB is now open from VA 123 northward, completing the 6+ miles of widening that began 3 years ago.  The 4th lane is formed from the VA 123 SB clover loop to I-95 NB.  Over the last 10 days the lane had been open further and further south in at least 3 stages.

  Southbound is not too far from being done but may still be a week or two from opening.

Mapmikey
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Title: Re: I-95 in Virginia - 4th lane open NB
Post by: froggie on June 22, 2011, 01:21:53 PM
Not really surprising....southbound has lagged behinf northbound all through the project.  The northbound lane opened through Lorton months before the southbound lane did.
Title: Re: I-95 in Virginia - 4th lane open NB
Post by: mtantillo on June 25, 2011, 12:37:32 PM
Not really surprising....southbound has lagged behinf northbound all through the project.  The northbound lane opened through Lorton months before the southbound lane did.

I'm pretty sure northbound opened the better part of a year before the southbound lane did. 

Hopefully that extra capacity over the Occaquan helps a little with traffic in the NB direction...I'm not getting my hopes up too much that it will do much beyond moving the bottleneck further south in the SB direction though!
Title: Re: I-95 in Virginia - 4th lane open SB
Post by: Mapmikey on July 01, 2011, 12:40:28 PM
The 4th lane SB opened Wednesday night...

Because 4th of July traffic was bad yesterday (and will be worse today), I haven't gone that way but it wouldn't be an accurate indicator of how the backup pattern will be.  So i will report back in two weeks when I next come to work...

Mapmikey