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Advisory: 495 Express Lanes to Open in November
Monday, November 12, 2012

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November 12, 2012


Jessica Goodman


Delegate Barbara Comstock To Join Governor McDonnell Tomorrow At The Opening Of The 495 Express Lanes


MCLEAN- Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA-34) will join Governor Bob McDonnell tomorrow at the opening of the 495 Express Lanes at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner.

The 495 Express Lanes will open as early as November 17 providing Northern Virginia drivers with a new option for a faster, more predictable commute on the Capital Beltway in Virginia. See below for links and more information on the hot lanes.

Get An E-ZPass


All drivers will need an E-ZPass to use the 495 Express Lanes. Carpoolers will need an E-ZPass Flex for a toll-free trip.

Learn more about E-ZPass, your options and find out how to get an E-ZPass now.

Plan Your Trip

The Express Lanes will have dedicated entry and exit points, including access points at Route 29, Westpark Drive and Jones Branch Drive. Get to know your best entry and exit points now so you're ready to use the lanes when they open.

Plan your new route with their mapping tools.

Learn How To Safely Use The Lanes

The Express Lanes will be easy to use but will introduce new ramps, traffic signals and traffic patterns. Before you get on the Express Lanes, make sure you take steps to prepare to use them. 

Learn to safely use the lanes.

Get Answers To Your Questions

Check out the FAQs page for more information on signage, tolling and E-ZPass. 

Click here for a link to the Virginia Department of Transportation's press release on the 495 Express Lanes: 




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