Express Lanes coming to I-66 Inside the Beltway in December

Published on November 30, 2017

Beginning Monday, December 4, I-66 Inside the Beltway — between I-495 and Route 29 in Rosslyn — will operate as express lanes with a toll during peak travel hours, allowing anyone to choose a faster trip during rush hours.

During the times tolling is in effect — eastbound: 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; westbound: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday-Friday — you'll need to have an E-ZPass properly mounted in your vehicle. If you're driving alone, you'll need to pay a toll with the E-ZPass. If you're carpooling as HOV-2+, you can travel for free, but will need an E-ZPass Flex in the HOV mode. The lanes will remain free to all users during the off-peak periods, including weekends.

All Express Lanes Users Must Have an E-ZPass

  • 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.

How It Works

  • 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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