495 Express (formerly HOT) Lanes in Fairfax County

  • 495 Express Lanes logo and E-ZPass sign  495 Express Lanes ( formerly named HOT Lanes) are dedicated high-occupancy/toll traffic lanes designed to provide a predictable trip on the Capital Beltway in Virginia, from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road
  • They will be completed in late 2012 and will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • High-occupancy vehicles (3 or more people) may use the 495 Express Lanes for free and others will pay a variable toll rate
  • Express Lanes will be free for:
  • There are no toll booths on the 495 Express Lanes; tolls are collected electronically at highway speeds
  • Drivers on the 495 Express Lanes will need to have an E-ZPass® or a new E-ZPass® Flex transponder (available summer 2012)
  • The cost of the toll will depend on how many cars are currently using the 495 Express Lanes
  • For more 495 Express Lanes information, visit 495ExpressLanes.com  
  • For construction information and lane closure information, visit www.vamegaprojects.com
  • View a map of the 495 Express Lanes entrances and exits

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  • View information about Fairfax Connector’s new proposed bus service that will take advantage of the 495 Express Lanes.

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