You have places to be. The Express Lanes will help get you there faster with quick, simple and predictable travel along 495 and 95 in Northern Virginia. Grab your E-ZPass®, buckle up and enjoy riding in the fast lanes.

The 495 Express Lanes and Route 123, together at last

Weather permitting, beginning December 15, you can get to the 495 Express Lanes from Route 123. The Jones Branch Connector will cross over I-495 from Route 123 near the McLean Metro station to Jones Branch Drive, just north of the Galleria. 
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Expect better and experience more with the Express Lanes

The refreshed Express Lanes brand, website and mobile app are officially up and running. Because we’re in a celebratory mood, you have a shot to win free travel with this major milestone giveaway.

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Paving the way for the 395 Express Lanes

There’s a lot in motion as we prepare to open the 395 Express Lanes in fall 2019. More free-flowing miles means more travel options for our drivers heading to and from Washington, D.C.

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Supporting communities with our grant program

The 495 and 95 Express Lanes community grant program offers funds to local organizations that support those in need and make our region a great place to live.

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Recent news

December 6, 2018

Annandale Christian Community for Action – Delivering Comforts of Home

Furniture program transforms empty apartments into comfortable homes.

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December 6, 2018

Fairfax County Restoration Project – Restoring Fairfax County's Ecosystem

Public-private partnership strengthens relationship between people and nature through community action.

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Easy travel with the Express Lanes app

Take a few seconds to download the Express Lanes mobile app to get even more time back for yourself. From completing on-the-go payments to planning your trip, the Express Lanes mobile app places convenience in your hands. Use the app before you start driving to:

  • Check out real-time toll prices
  • View live traffic camera feeds
  • Find entries and exits along your preferred Express Lanes route
  • See live advisory signs on the Lanes for any travel updates
  • Learn the rules of the road to safely use the Express Lanes
  • Get tips for using E-ZPass® and E-ZPass® Flex