9/11 convoy honoring fallen Marines expected to create traffic issues on Interstate 95

Posted at 2:05 PM, Oct 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-03 14:07:06-04

TRIANGLE, Va. — A massive I-beam from the Word Trade Center will be dedicated at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Northern Virginia during a Sunday morning ceremony. Seventeen New York City firefighters killed on 9/11 were also Marines.

The I-beam will make its way from New York City to Virginia on Saturday. A New York City firetruck and more than 1,000 motorcycles will accompany the beam.  The Virginia Department of Transportation issued an alert to driver to expect delays on Interstate 95 on Saturday.

“The convoy will enter Virginia from Washington, D.C. via the I-395 HOV lanes at approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday,” VDOT spokesman Mike Murphy wrote in an email. “It will follow the southbound HOV lanes to a stretch of the new I-95 Express Lanes near Dumfries and use a new flyover ramp to merge onto the southbound I-95 regular lanes and exit at Joplin Road (Exit 150). VDOT will close the right regular lane of I-95 South near the merge and close the Joplin Road exit ramps in both directions.”

Traffic delays on Interstate 95 are expected between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

“Motorists should also expect delays on Route 1 when the motorcade is traveling from Joplin Road to the museum,” Murphy wrote.