FAIRFAX, Va. — Weekend travelers on Interstate 95 in northern Virginia won’t have access to the HOV lanes this weekend — and on most weekends throughout the spring and summer.

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the high-occupancy vehicle lanes on I-95 and I-395 from Friday night through Sunday morning.

VDOT says similar weekend closures are expected throughout the spring and summer except on selected travel dates and holidays.

The entire lanes will be closed, from the District of Columbia line to Dumfries. The closures will allow for crews to do work that’s needed for the 8-mile extension of the express lanes into Stafford County. The new express lanes are scheduled to open in early 2015.

All-News 99.1 WNEW is the only radio station to provide traffic and weather together every five minutes all day every weekday and every 10 minutes on nights and weekends. Lisa Baden and Julie Wright bring you “Beltway-To-Beltway Traffic” exclusively on All-News 99.1.

Check traffic on your route before heading out on the road.

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