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By the end of 2012, two new Express Lanes will be open on the Beltway between Springfield and just north of the Dulles Toll Road. Carpools with three or more people can use the lanes, which promise a minimum speed around 45 miles per hour, for free.
VDOT will close the left HOV exit from I-66 eastbound to the Outer Loop of the beltway on Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m.
The Virginia Department of Transportation wants to know how the public feels about a proposed $1 monthly fee for E-ZPass users.
Drivers are expected to have access to the Beltway Express Lanes between Springfield and Dulles Toll Road by the end of the year.
Drivers have had to deal with more than a decade of construction-related delays because of the Wilson Bridge Project, and it will be at least another year before everything is finished.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says 24 miles of the 32-mile road will soon be repaved.
Later this month, Arlington drivers will find their commutes disrupted as the Virginia Department of Transportation revamps the interchanges on U.S. 50/Arlington Boulevard at Courthouse Road and 10th Street. The 10th Street Bridge will be demolished and rebuilt. The roadwork will require some short- and long-term closures.
Drivers should brace for more shifts and twists this week along the Express Lanes project in Northern Virginia.
Three heavily traveled commuter routes -- the Fairfax County Parkway, Prince William Parkway and Franconia-Springfield Parkway -- will be renamed and renumbered.
With snow in the forecast, road crews will be ready. Even in mild winters, highway departments spend millions of dollars. Find out how Maryland, Virginia and D.C. are doing with their snow budgets so far this winter.