November 19, 2012
Santa Claus makes the inaugural trip on the 495 Express Lanes Friday, Nov. 16 in an all-electric Tesla Roadster.
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Fourteen mile stretch of tolled lanes open from Dulles Toll Road to Springfield.
The 495 Express lanes opened to traffic in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 17, marking the completion of a project more than 10 years and $2 billion in the making.