Location: Rt. 234 (Dumfries Road) is located off Exit 152 and east
of I-95 and just prior to Route 1
across from McDonald's.
Description: This is a popular pickup for drivers coming from
Dumfries/Triangle and further south. It is the first commuter lot (i.e.
slug line) north of the current southern end of the I-95 HOV lane. It is
also a relatively quick northbound pickup since the lot is only 1/4 mile
from the interstate and requires mostly right hand turns. (Of
course, the evening drop off requires left turns, but it still isn't too
bad.) There is not direct access to the HOV lane (ala Horner Road), but
the one mile stretch of regular interstate that must be traveled to get to
the HOV entrance on the northbound side is never backed up, so there's no
delay. Ongoing construction on the east side of the interstate at this
exit is rumored to be a new off ramp and larger commuter lot with direct
Destination: Probably 60-70% of the rides go to the Pentagon, but
14th Street is also popular.