Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
About 86% of users traveled with E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex. The remaining 14% were likely traveling without a transponder (this figure also include motorcycles, which do not need a transponder to use the lanes).
Average speeds on this segment of I-66 were 57 miles per hour, compared with an average of 37 mph at last year this time.
Average travel times were 10-12 minutes for the I-66 corridor during the morning rush hour, compared with a range of 15 to 25 minutes during a typical Monday morning period.
Signals and engineering staff monitored parallel arterial routes such as George Washington Parkway, Routes 7, 29, 50, 123 and 193. On average, traffic volumes, speeds, and travel times remained similar when compared with figures from last year at this time.
Prices for a trip along the entire nine-mile corridor ranged from $4.50 at 5:36 a.m . to $34.50 at 8:36 a. m. Each price remained for six minutes (toll prices are updated every six minutes).
Drivers who missed a toll or traveled without a transponder can visit 66expresslanes.org and select “Missed a Toll,” and enter their license plate. The transaction will show within three days of travel, and can be paid within six days of travel to avoid receiving a violation notice.
VDOT will mail a violation notice on the seventh day to drivers who traveled without a transponder.
At any time, drivers can call the E-ZPass Customer Service Center at 1-877-762-7824 for help from call-takers.
- Get an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex: All drivers on this section of I-66 during express lane hours must have an E-ZPass if driving alone, or an E-ZPass Flex if traveling toll-free as HOV-2+. Get an E-ZPass and view all available retail locations at ezpassva.com/ or by calling 877-762-7824.
- Plan ahead and know your travel options: I-66 drivers are advised to plan ahead for their commutes as the region adjusts to new rules of the road. Consider carpooling or taking a bus. Visit CommuterConnections.orgÂ for information on all local commuting options. Also visit I-66 Commuter Choice to learn about new multimodal options in the corridor.
- Download the app: Download the 66 Express Lanes mobile app or visit 66expresslanes.org for current toll price estimates (and soon historical toll rates) to help plan your commute and decide whether to use the Express Lanes.