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First Week Update: 66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway

FAIRFAX - Morning and afternoon commutes were faster and travel times more reliable during the first four days of I-66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway operations, according to data released today by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

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Lanes Inside the Beltway Toll Day One Analysis

FAIRAX - After nearly four full days of Express Lanes on I-66 Inside the Beltway being underway, the Virginia Department of Transportation reports that morning and afternoon commutes on Monday, Dec. 4, were faster than the same time last December. The average round-trip toll price during peak hours was $14.50, with the average morning toll during peak hours of $10.70 and average afternoon toll during the peak hours of $3.80. This toll rate during peak hours is lower than the estimated average toll rate of $17.00 during peak hours discussed in 2015.

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A.M. Stats: 66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway

FAIRFAX - (4 p.m.) The new 66 Express Lanes inside the Beltway opened to traffic for the first time today, 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. from I-495 to U.S. Route 29 in Rosslyn. During the four-hour period, about 11,000 vehicles passed through the Dulles Connector Road merge to the eastbound 66 Express Lanes, which is the most heavily traveled point on the lanes.

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VDOT Northern Virginia District Office to open this weekend to help drivers get E-ZPass ahead of Monday I-66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes opening

FAIRFAX  The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Virginia E-ZPass are teaming up this weekend to help drivers get an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex ahead of the launch of I-66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes on Monday, December 4, 2017. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight, drivers can obtain an E-ZPass at the VDOT Northern Virginia District Building, located at 4975 Alliance Dr., Fairfax, Va 22030. Full E-ZPass services will be available.

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