Express Lanes to open in early December on I-66 Inside the Beltway

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Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

Soon, anyone can travel these lanes during rush hour. If driving alone, you’ll need to pay a toll with an E-ZPass. If carpooling as HOV-2+, you can travel for free with an E-ZPass Flex. When riding a bus, you will have more options and a more reliable trip. Express Lanes are opening on I-66 from I-495 to U.S. Route 29 in Rosslyn, weekdays during rush hours, in the peak commute direction.
Learn more at or click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Anyone will be able to travel on the express lanes.
  • Dynamic tolls on the lanes will manage demand for the lanes and keep traffic moving in order to move more people, provide more reliable trips, and offer new travel choices.
  • Tolls will be reinvested in the I-66 Corridor to help fund new transit routes and park and ride lots to provide commuters with new choices.
  • If driving alone, you will have to pay a toll and will need an E-ZPass.
  • If carpooling as HOV-2+, you can continue to use the lanes for free with an E-ZPass Flex.
    When the express lanes open on I-66 Outside the Beltway in 2022, vehicles will need to have three or more occupants to travel for free.
  • Buses will travel the lanes for free with an E-ZPass Flex or E-ZPass classified as a bus.
  • Electronic signs will display current toll prices at each entry point.
  • Drivers will see two pricing signs before committing to take the express lanes.
  • Drivers will lock in their toll price automatically when entering the express lanes.
  • Signs will show the prices for up to three destinations. Even if your exit is not displayed, you will be able to get a general idea of the toll to your destination.



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