Purple Lane Striping Added to Select Express Lanes Entries

Jul 21, 2015

Drivers on the 495 and 95 Express Lanes might notice something new – purple lane striping added to select Express Lanes entries.  The purple lane striping reinforces to drivers that they are about to enter the Express Lanes, reduces confusion by increasing the differentiation between the Express Lanes and the regular Capital Beltway and I-95 lanes and positively impacts overall driver safety. 

You’ll see purple lane striping at the following entry locations:


  • 95 Express Lanes:
    • Northbound:
      • 95 Express Lanes entrance near Dumfries Road
      • 95 Express Lanes entrance near Cardinal Drive
      • 95 Express Lanes entrance near Franconia-Springfield Parkway
    • Southbound:
      • 95 Express Lanes entrance between Lorton Road and Route 123
      • 95 Express Lanes entrance north of Edsall Road
  • 495 Express Lanes:
    • Northbound 495 Express Lanes entrance near I-95/395/495 interchange
    • Regular Capital Beltway lanes between the southbound 495 Express Lanes exit and 95 Express Lanes entrance