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Jennifer Aument of Transurban-Fluor shows one of the barriers that will separate the 495 Express Lanes from the regular Beltway Lanes at a briefing at the new 495 Express Lanes Operations Center Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Express Lanes Move Closer to Opening

Express Lanes open new operations center in Alexandria, prepares for opening.

As the construction equipment and debris is cleared from the new two left lanes going both ways on the Virginia side of the Beltway, the 495 Express Lanes are coming closer to opening. The variable-priced toll lanes will run over most of the Virginia section of the Beltway, and the $2 billion project has included the new lanes, as well as the rebuilding of bridges and overpasses along the way.


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