Virginia I-95 HOT lanes heat up

Virginia’s Public-Private Transportation Act advisory panel has endorsed a $913 million interstate tolling project that would improve a 56-mi. stretch of I-95/395 corridor from Northern Virginia to Fredericksburg

Virginia’s Public-Private Transportation Act advisory panel has endorsed a $913 million interstate tolling project that would improve a 56-mi. stretch of I-95/395 corridor from Northern Virginia to Fredericksburg.

The project, which was proposed by private firms Fluor Virginia Inc. and Transurban USA Inc., would add a high occupancy toll (HOT) lane to the existing two high occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV) on I-95 in Northern Virginia.

Under the proposal, a variable toll rate would apply to vehicles carrying fewer than three people each in the HOT/HOV lanes. Carpoolers and transit operators would use the lanes for free.

For more information, go to Virginia DOT’s website at http://www.virginiadot.org/infoservice/news/newsrelease.asp?ID=CO-0552.

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