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Opponents call it "Tollmageddon," but operators of the Dulles Toll Road say big toll hikes are necessary to help pay for the Dulles Rail project.
Public hearings start Thursday on a proposal to increase rates on the Dulles Toll Road.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is now taking public comments on its proposed rate increases along the Dulles Toll Road.
Hundreds of motorcycles will ride through the region Saturday morning in memory of those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority released a proposed set of toll increases Wednesday that would put the cost of a trip through the mainline toll plaza and one off-ramp at $2.75 for next year, $3.50 in 2014 and $4.50 in 2015.
The Dulles Access Road reopened after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday after an accident blocked the westbound lanes for over an hour.
The Dulles Airport Access Highway eastbound will be closed from Centreville Road to the merge past the main toll plaza Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday May 15-17 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and on Friday May 18 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Overnight drivers heading east from Dulles International Airport this week on the airport's access highway will be detoured onto the Dulles Toll Road.
The late-morning commute could be a headache for drivers on Route 7 between Sterling and Tysons Corner today.