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The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will pursue High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes as the way to solve congestion from the Capital Beltway to U.S. 15.
As the region makes a list of projects it hopes will become reality in the next decades, a conversation is beginning about adding toll lanes into Washington and elsewhere as well.
Toll gantries are slowly appearing above drivers using the existing HOV lanes, soon to be express lanes, along both Interstate 95 and 395. But tolling won't begin just yet.
A state police official tells us drivers were still subject to ticketing for HOV violations this morning.
It's likely drivers along Interstate 66 in Virginia are no strangers to seeing a lone driver in the HOV lane during rush hour, thumbing his nose at the rules and getting away with it.
Alexandria residents have conerns about HOV exit ramp to Seminary Road.
Weekend work zones and events may slow drivers on some routes around town. Travel conditions will be improving on Saturday as the WTOP Weather Center expects the heaviest downpours will have lifted into the New England and out to sea.
The Virginia Department of Transportation again plans closures of the HOV lanes on Interstate 95 in northern Virginia.
More people are using the 495 Express Lanes in Virginia but the increase in traffic in the lanes' first six months has been slow.
With the Fairfax County Parkway carrying nearly as much traffic as an interstate highway, one county supervisor thinks the state should study the possibility of widening the parkway to add High Occupancy Vehicle lanes or High Occupancy Toll lanes.
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