3. I-95/I-395 HOV/Bus/HOT Lanes From Eads Street to Garrisonville Road(VA 610)
Reconfigure the existing HOV facility between Eads Street in Arlington County and just south of the Town of Dumfries from 2 to 3 lanes. Convert HOV to High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes.
HOV-3, transit and emergency response vehicles will use these lanes free of charge.
Other vehicles may use the facility by paying an electronic toll.
Tolls will vary based on time of day, day of week, and level of congestion in order to maintain free-flow conditions.
In the southbound direction, construct an extended transition lane and a new fly-over ramp, from the HOV/BUS/HOT lanes to ease congestion as traffic merges into the general purpose lanes. Create or modify a number of connections to the existing HOV lanes to improve access to the HOT lane system for HOV and transit users.
Transit Service Plan
The following enhancements to transit services are included as a part of the project:
New bus routes
Increased frequency of bus service on existing and new routes incrementally in 2010, 2020 and 2030.
Addition of bus-only ramps in and out of the Pentagon at Eads St. , an in-line bus station near the Lorton VRE station, and a bus-only access ramp at Seminary Rd.
New Park & Ride facilities with a total of 3,000 additional parking spaces.
Total capital, operating, maintenance and maintenance facility costs for the Transit Service Plan are $390 million. The proposed transit element is likely to be refined based on the findings of a detailed Transit/TDM Plan being developed by the Transit Advisory Committee (TAC).
Length: 36 miles
Capital Cost: $882 million
$492 million – Preliminary engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and construction
$390 million – Transit Service Plan capital and operating costs
Funding: Private Equity, Debt (including bonds), Tolls, Federal Transit Capital and Transit Farebox Revenues
4. Potomac Yard Transitway - Alexandria Segment Four Mile Run to Braddock Road Metro Station
Construct the Alexandria segment of a transitway from the Braddock Road Metro Station to the Potomac Yard Town Center and on to Four Mile Run where it will connect with the Arlington County segment that runs to the Pentagon.
Buses will travel on mixed-traffic lanes from the Braddock Road Metro Station to the Monroe Avenue Bridge. From Monroe Ave. to E. Glebe Rd., buses will travel on a dedicated transit right-of-way. From E. Glebe Rd. buses will serve the Potomac Yard Town Center and connect to the Arlington segment at S. Glebe Rd.