95 Express Lanes could be completed by December
The 95 Express Lanes could be completed as soon as December, according to the contractor Transurban.
The project will add express toll lanes to Interstate 95 between Interstate 395 and Garrisonville Road in Stafford County.
Pricing will be dictated by current traffic conditions. The price to use the express lanes will range from 20 cents to 80 cents per mile, increasing with traffic congestion.. Carpools with three or more people may use the lanes for free.
The express lanes are reversible, and the schedule largely will be based on the same schedule as the high-occupancy vehicle lanes are now.
Drivers who want to use the lanes will need an E-ZPass. Drivers who want to use the lanes for carpooling will need to get an E-ZPass Flex, which will allow them to switch the E-ZPass to a mode indicating they have at least three people in the car.
The new lanes provide more direct routes to some destinations, such as Fort Belvoir and Potomac Mills.
More information on using the new lanes is available at www.95expresslanes.com/using.