Dr. Gridlock: I-95


Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Highway historian looks at HOT lanes projects

Writer who explored 20th century changes takes on 21st century express lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:21 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Toll gantry installation underway along I-95

Don’t worry, they won’t be operational until the 95 Express Lanes open in early 2015.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:13 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Southbound Interstate 95 reopened in Stafford County, driver charged

Virginia State Police said a 50-year-old New York man has been charged Monday with reckless driving after a bus crash.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  interstate 95, road closures, Snow

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Snow affects planes, trains and automobiles

Airport delays, road closures and train schedules changed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  interstate 95, Metro, road closures, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 03/11/2014

7 hurt in crash following high-speed chase

Minivan full of young people leads police on high-speed chase and crashes. Four people ejected from vehicle.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:51 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  interstate 95, seven teenagers in acccident, virginia state police

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Fatal crash snarling northbound I-95 in Virginia

An accident involving a tractor trailer had blocked all northbound lanes on Interstate 95 south of the Beltway.

By Mark Berman  |  11:04 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-95

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Interstate 95 reopens in Dumfries after fatal accident

Two vehicles collided, police said, and a person from one of the vehicles has been confirmed dead at the scene.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:36 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  interstate 95 south closed, virginia state police

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Early getaway traffic may encounter I-395 detour

I-395 is scheduled to shut late Friday, and drivers will follow an overnight detour.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:39 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Thanksgiving getaway, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 11/18/2013

One lane still closed on I-95 South in Dale City, Va.

I-95 south shutdown. Tractor-trailer accident causes road to close.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:09 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 south shutdown, interstate 95 south, tractor trailer accident

Posted at 05:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Accident blocks Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County

All lanes of I-95 north were closed, now one is getting by. Drivers urged to avoid area.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, culpepper, I-95

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Difficult weekend ahead for I-95 drivers in Virginia

Some drivers heading south from the D.C. area this weekend will encounter delays because of the region’s biggest road work project.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:34 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, I-95, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013

I-95 HOT lanes will be a new experience with tolling for some

The 95 Express Lanes, now half done, will impose toll on lanes sometimes used for free.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Tolls

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 10/08/2013

One killed in crash on Interstate 95 in Stafford County

Only the left shoulder is getting by on I-95 North between Route 17 and Centreport Parkway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:44 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Major delays on northbound I-95 Howard County

All northbound lanes are closed after a vehicle overturned on the roadway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:22 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Watch for weekend closings of I-95 HOV lanes

A new round of HOV lane closings starts this weekend along 29 miles of I-95/395 in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Crash snarls traffic on southbound I-95 at Prince William Parkway

There are major delays following a four-vehicle crash near the Prince William Parkway, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:43 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 09/09/2013

I-95 drivers get to compare travel times

Morning commuters see travel time estimates to the Pentagon via regular lanes versus the HOV lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:36 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, I-95, Tysons, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Delays on I-95 south near Route 32 in Howard County

All lanes blocked on I-95 South following crash near Route 32 in Maryland.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:58 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Major delays on I-95N near BWI

A fiery vehicle crash overnight has left the northbound lanes of I-95 closed approaching Baltimore.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:45 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, traffic

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Hours changing on I-95/395 HOV lanes to ease congestion

The adjustment begins Monday and will continue till mid-October.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Several highway projects will affect D.C. area travel

Traffic volumes are lighter in summer, but that's prime time for roadwork.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:33 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Mark Center, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/19/2013

I-95 work zones plentiful this weekend

Travelers in both Maryland and Virginia should be aware of several work areas that could slow them down significantly.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Weekend road work

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2013

The weekend and beyond: McCartney at Nats Park, Bastille Day celebration, rail and road delays

Metro will work on three lines. The biggest road project is on I-95 in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Weekend warning: I-95 South overnight shutdowns in Northern Virginia

No road work zone deserves as much monitoring as where the 95 Express Lanes are being built.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 07/10/2013

More drivers use Beltway express lanes, report says

Operator says traffic increased more than a third in March-June quarter.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:12 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Transurban, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Virginia asking private sector for ideas on I-66 improvements

Ideas include converting the HOV lanes to express toll lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Interstate 66, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:52 AM ET, 06/26/2013

I-95 South reopens, but delays remain following fatal crash

A fatal crash at 3:20 a.m. has left three of four lanes of I-95S blocked, possibly through the morning rush, police said.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  05:52 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/21/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro work on two lines, Interstate lane closings in Virginia

Highlights of weekend slowdowns, plus some summer driving tips.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Getways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:22 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Southbound I-95 closed south of Baltimore

Lanes are blocked at Exit 49/I-695 after a crash involving two tractor-trailers Wednesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:22 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Crash closes I-95 North lanes in Virginia

Only the right lane is getting by near Exit 143 in Garrisonville, Va., following a tractor-trailer crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:07 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/17/2013

I-95 North reopens between D.C. and Baltimore

A crash blocked all lanes of I-95 North midway between D.C. and Baltimore this afternoon.

By Mark Berman  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-95, Maryland traffic

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 05/17/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro delays, I-95 work, festivals, Capitol Hill race

Metro is working on three rail lines. The major road work delays are likely to be on I-95 south of D.C.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:22 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Capitol Hill Classic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Taste of Arlington, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 05/17/2013

I-95 South lanes reopen in Stafford County, delays remain

All lanes are closed and traffic is being diverted from I-95S to Route 17.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:32 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Significant delays on I-95 North in Virginia following crash

The crash happened near mile marker 147, just before the Quantico exit. Only the right shoulder is getting by.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:18 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 04/30/2013

I-95 North reopens following fatal crash

The main lanes are being diverted in Lorton; HOV lanes are open, but already jammed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:02 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013

The week ahead: Metro late-night work, Beltway lane closings, Silver Line construction

Metro has an extensive schedule of late-night track work. The region's road work program is picking up after the winter lull.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/22/2013

The week ahead: sports crowds, road work, transit meetings

Some road construction projects are starting, and so is the District's pothole-patching campaign.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Riders' Advisory Council, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Two accidents snarl traffic on I-95 North near Lorton, Va.

The HOV lanes on I-95 North after Lorton, Va. are closed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:55 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/05/2013

The weekend and beyond: blossom festival events, free ride on Beltway express lanes

The cherry blossoms are nearing full bloom, drawing crowds to the Tidal Basin. Will drivers be drawn to the toll-free ride on the 495 Express Lanes?

By Robert Thomson  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, Cherry Blossom Festival, d.c. circulator, Dr. Gridlock, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/29/2013

The weekend and beyond: baseball, basketball and blossoms

Expect crowds in D.C. for Cherry Blossom Festival events, a Nationals exhibition on Friday and NCAA basketball on Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Cherry Blossom Festival, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Nationals Park, NCAA basketball, traffic, transit tips, Verizon Center, WMATA

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 02/25/2013

The week ahead: Metro late-night work, lane closings in D.C. region

Not a bad week for travelers in the D.C. area, with limited work schedules on the roads and rails

By Robert Thomson  |  09:45 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 02/05/2013

New PTI traffic delay index is the pit of despair for D.C. area commuters

Researchers at the Texas Transportation Institute who provide guidance on how bad congestion is getting in urban areas have come up with a new way to measure traffic pain.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:44 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, congestion, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock, highways, Maryland traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/28/2013

HOT lanes continue to befuddle drivers

Inquiries have been steady since the 495 Express Lanes opened in November, but in Monday's online chat, travelers also asked about the lanes on I-95.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Lanes reopen on I-95 South at Dale Boulevard

Interstate 95 South is closed at Dale Boulevard in Virginia following a crash Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:06 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 12/17/2012

The week ahead: New bridge ramp, late-night Metro work

Road and transit projects continue during the week before Christmas, but the biggest development in road work is a good one for commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, SoberRide, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 11/21/2012

The Thanksgiving getaway so far

DR. GRIDLOCK | Things were quiet this morning on the region's roads and at area airports.

By Mark Berman  |  04:45 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baltimore airport, bwi, bwi airport, dca, Dulles Airport, holiday getaway, Holiday travel, I-270, I-395, I-66, I-95, iad, maryland roads, national airport, reagan airport, Thanksgiving, Virginia roads

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Shorter days, playoff potential, a rush of road work: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The Nationals home schedule remains in flux, but the road work pace is steady in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:18 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Capital Beltway, Metro, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Nationals, Redskins, 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Preparing for September Shock: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Commuters should expect heavier traffic and more crowding on the trains as vacations and and more schools reopen this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:29 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge, 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, 11th Street Bridge

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Virginia announces final deal on I-95 express lanes

Construction of the high-occupancy vehicle lanes on I-95 is scheduled to start very soon and be done around the end of 2014.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:32 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Highways, Transportation Politics | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, I-95 Express Lanes, I-495 Express Lanes, HOT lanes, Capital Beltway, Gov. McDonnell

Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 06/30/2011

I-395 S. jammed

We’re monitoring the morning commute and any traffic issues that come up.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  05:59 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-95, Capital Beltway

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/08/2010

I-495 N slow at I-66

Here are the headaches and snafus on the road today

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  i-95 north, morning commute

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 06/29/2010

I-95 S lane blocked in MD

A roundup of the morning's traffic headaches.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  Morning commute, beltway, i-495, i-95

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/28/2010

I-270 South partially blocked

A roundup of morning commuting headaches

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  i-95 north, morning commute

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 06/25/2010

Beltway crawling near Telegraph Rd

A roundup of the morning commuting headaches

By Mark Berman  |  05:45 AM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  i-95 inner loop, i-95 north, inner loop, morning commute

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 06/23/2010

I-270 South still partially blocked

Here's a look at headaches facing commuters this morning

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  i-270, i-95, morning commute

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 06/22/2010

I-495 North slow at I-66

Here's a roundup of headaches facing commuters this morning

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  i-95 north, i-95 south

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 06/18/2010

I-395 North slow at 14th St Bridge

A roundup of the morning commuting issues

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 06/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  i-95 south, morning commute

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/16/2010

Beltway lanes blocked in VA

Here's a roundup of the headaches facing commuters this morning

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  i-66 east, i-95 north, morning commute

Posted at 05:40 AM ET, 06/09/2010

I-395 North jammed at 14th St Bridge

Here's a roundup of the headaches facing commuters during this morning rush hour.

By Mark Berman  |  05:40 AM ET, 06/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  i-495 north, i-95 north, morning commute

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 06/07/2010

I-395 North exit to Edsall blocked

a look at the headaches facing commuters this morning

By Mark Berman  |  05:45 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  i-95, md 193, md 198, university boulevard