The Virginia Department of Transportation announced that drivers traveling on I-95 in Northern Virginia should prepare for more lane closures and traffic impacts this summer.

While construction-related lane closures on I-95 will be restricted through the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, drivers will face continued closures of the existing HOV and regular lanes on I-395/95 during overnight hours and weekends, as well as on weekdays during non-rush hours, as crews advance express lanes construction.

Construction of the nearly $1 billion 95 Express Lanes project is nearly 80% complete. The high occupancy toll lanes project remains on-schedule to be finished by late 2014 and open to traffic in early 2015.

During the remainder of 2014, nearly 1,500 workers will continue to build-out the new express lanes in the median of I-95. In addition to putting down final pavement on new lanes and bridges, crews will install and test new overhead signs, tolling gantries and other traffic management equipment.

The 95 Express Lanes will be reversible lanes with dynamic tolls designed to keep traffic flowing on I-95 between Route 610 in Stafford County to just north of I-495.