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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.
Overnight closures to complete the Metro fly-over bridge across the Toll Road between Trap Road and Route 7 continue this week.
Dulles Toll Road drivers should expect to soon pay more for their trips, perhaps as early as next year.
Road projects across Virginia could be in jeopardy because of an ongoing budget impasse.
A key vote in the Virginia General Assembly next week could determine how much commuters pay to travel one of the region's biggest roadways.
At the conference in Reston, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York was asked what happens if Loudoun County decides to walk away from the project.
It was just one of many items in a huge $85 billion two year state budget plan but it could make a difference in commute costs over the next few years for drivers who use the Dulles Toll Road.
A big battle lies ahead in Virginia over its state budget. It includes money that could keep some local tolls down, but it's far from a done deal.
New projections show that one-way rates on the Dulles Toll Road could triple to $6.75 by 2018 to bring in the necessary funds to pay for extending Metrorail to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County.
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