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I-95 HOV/HOT Lanes Back on Track

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced plans to move forward with HOV/HOT Lanes on I-95 between Garrisonville Road in Stafford County and the I-495 Beltway in Fairfax County.

In a letter this morning to Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova, the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce reiterated its long-standing support for HOV/HOT Lanes along I-95.  The Chamber would like to yet see HOT Lanes all the way to Eads Street but understands that resolution to transportation issues will have to be done within current limits.

VDOT’s desire to move forward with HOV/HOT Lanes on I-95 will support economic development in Fairfax County, grow jobs, and improve the quality of life for commuters.  New ramps and lanes will improve conditions for travelers who currently travel on the I-95 HOV lanes and for those who will use the future Beltway HOV/HOT lanes.

The Chamber expressed its pleasure that VDOT continues its commitment to keep current SLUG options available to commuters along I-95 by adding access points in Fairfax County and commuter lots to the south.  The Chamber believes this long-standing commuting option is one that should be protected as an integral part of any transportation improvement plan.

VDOT will move forward with this project in spite of setbacks outside its control.  The I-95 HOT Lanes project remains a public-private partnership.