E-ZPass Needed Starting Dec. 4 for New I-66 Express Lanes

I-66 Inside the Beltway Photo Courtesy of VDOT

Beginning Monday, Dec. 4, dynamic tolling will be in effect along a 9-mile stretch of I-66, from I-495 to U.S. Route 29 in Rosslyn during peak hours – 5:30 to 9:30 a.m. eastbound and from 3 to 7 p.m. westbound, Monday through Friday.

If you are driving alone, you’ll need to pay a toll with an E-ZPass. If carpooling as HOV-2+, you can travel for free with an E-ZPass Flex. Buses will travel the lanes for free with an E-ZPass Flex or E-ZPass classified as a bus.

The lanes will remain free to all users during the off-peak periods, including weekends.

I66 Express Lanes

Photo Courtesy of VDOT


How It Works
I-66 Toll Sign

Photo Courtesy of VDOT

Dynamic tolls will manage demand for the lanes and keep traffic moving in order to move more people, provide more reliable trips and offer new travel choices. The tolls will change with variances in traffic volumes and speed.

  • Electronic signs will display current toll prices at each entry point.
  • Drivers will see two pricing signs before committing to take the express lanes.
  • Signs will show the prices for up to three destinations. Even if your exit is not displayed, you will be able to get a general idea of the toll to your destination.
  • Drivers will lock in their toll price automatically when entering the express lanes.

The revenue from the tolls will be reinvested in the I-66 Corridor to help fund new transit routes and park and ride lots.

More I-66 Express Lane Details


How To Get an E-ZPass


Alternatives to the Tolls

For those commuters who are looking for alternate transportation, our county’s Department of Transportation offers a few options:


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