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95 Express Lanes Project Update

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95 Express Lanes Project Update

Fairfax County Transportation Committee
Sept. 16, 2014

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95 Express Lanes Project Update

  1. 1. Click to edit Master title style » Click to edit Master text styles – Second level 95 EXPRESS LANES • Third level – Fourth level • Fifth level Project Update Fairfax County Transportation Committee September 16, 2014
  2. 2. Click Scope to of edit Improvements Master title style » Click to edit Master text styles – Second level » Expand existing reversible HOV lanes from two to three lanes for 14 miles from just north of Edsall Road on I-395 to the Prince William Parkway • Third level » Improve the existing two HOV lanes for six – Fourth miles from level Prince • Fifth level William Parkway to Route 234/Dumfries » Build new nine mile reversible extension of existing HOV lanes from Dumfries to Garrisonville Rd in Stafford County » Add new or improved access to and from HOV/HOT network at key interchanges
  3. 3. Construction Update » Construction is nearly 90% complete » On-schedule to open early 2015 » DBE/SWaM goals exceeded Click to edit Master title style » Click to edit Master text styles – Second level » Goal $189.2 Million » Committed • Third level Over $200 Million » Paid to – Date Fourth $174.5 level Million • Fifth level » Safety: Over Three Million safe-work hours » All bridges completed » All overhead signs installed » All 943 tolling devices installed – testing is underway » Sound wall construction advancing
  4. 4. I-95 Commuter Solutions Click to edit Master title style » Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Express Bus Service from Woodbridge to Tysons & DC » 195,000 total passenger trips • Free, Saturday bus service along I-95 » 21,000 total riders » Avg. daily riders: » Record • Third ridership level 570 (Apr-Jul) of 760 on Saturday, – Fourth level • Fifth level August 2nd • VRE Step-up Fare » 39K+ “new” riders to date • GWRegion Vanpools » 40 new vanpools » 35,000 passenger trips • Northern Va. commuter tools on Virginia 511 for I-95/395 » Trip-planning tool; Park & Ride info & real-time HOV travel times » 37,130 views/6,188 per month » Available on mobile app. and www.511virginia.org/nova
  5. 5. What Expect This Fall • Busy fall construction season to remain on-schedule • Ongoing extended closures of HOV lanes during weekends and overnight • Testing of tolling equipment • Unveiling overhead signs • Final paving and lane markings, guardrails and sound walls • Final inspections • Final joint operations and maintenance protocols • Coordination with nearby I-395 Auxiliary Lane Project • Customer readiness and marketing campaign led by Transurban Click to edit Master title style » Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level • Fifth level
  6. 6. Click to edit Master title style » Click to edit Master text styles – Second level How 95 Express Lanes Work • Third level – Fourth level • Fifth level
  7. 7. Click to edit Master title style » Click to edit Master text styles – Second level How the Lanes Work » Express Lanes will be reversible with similar timing as today’s HOV system » Dynamic system with variable tolls will manage traffic » Mandatory E-ZPass for all users » HOV-• 3, Third transit level and motorcycles will ride toll-free with E-ZPass Flex » Rules of – the Fourth road will level be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week • Fifth level
  8. 8. Click to edit Master title style » Click to edit Master text styles – Second level How the Lanes Work » Pricing signage in advance of all entrances » Toll rates will adjust to keep lanes • Third free flowing level » Toll equipment – Fourth will level identify vehicle’s total • Fifth trip level distance » Sensors monitor traffic 24/7 and system adjusts toll prices as necessary » All-electronic -- no toll booths
  9. 9. HOV-Click 3 to Travel edit Master title style » Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level • Fifth level » HOV-3 qualifies for toll-free travel » Carpools and vanpools will need the switchable E-ZPass Flex » Now available through Virginia and Maryland’s E-ZPass offices, retail locations in Northern Virginia and online » E-ZPass Flex works on all other E-ZPass facilities
  10. 10. Segment Click to edit Locations Master title style » Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level • Fifth level
  11. 11. Safety » 24-hour safety monitoring from Express Lanes Operations Center » Real-time traffic information and Express Assist » Express Assist incident response will work with law enforcement, VDOT and emergency services » Vehicle detection technology will assist with reversal of traffic flow Click to edit Master title style » Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level • Fifth level
  12. 12. Click For More to edit Information Master title style » Click to edit Master text styles – Second level • Third level – Fourth level • Fifth level For construction information, please visit: www.vamegaprojects.com For information on how to use the Express Lanes and E-Zpass, please visit: 95ExpressLanes.com

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