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Driver reminders and resources for I-66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway

Dec 4, 2017

The I-66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway (ITB) are now open.  For your safety, please travel cautiously and be aware of changing traffic patterns. 

Remember, the rules on the I-66 Express Lanes ITB differ from the 495 and 95 Express Lanes.

For carpools traveling on the 495 and 66 Express Lanes: If you are traveling on the I-66 Express Lanes ITB with 2 people in the car with your E-ZPass Flex set to HOV mode, do not forget to switch your E-ZPass Flex off of HOV mode before you exit onto the 495 Express Lanes. Otherwise, you could be stopped by Virginia State Police enforcing the HOV-3 requirements.

Here are a few other important reminders:

Questions I-66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway 495 and 95 Express Lanes
Who operates the road? VDOT Transurban
How do I reach customer service with questions? 66ExpressLanes.org/contact or 1-877-762-7824 customercare@expresslanes.com or 1-855-495-9777
Where can I get more information or pay missed tolls? 66ExpressLanes.org ExpressLanes.com
How many people do I need in the vehicle, including the driver, to qualify as HOV? 2 3
When are the HOV rules in effect? When do I need an E-ZPass in my vehicle to use the Lanes?

Eastbound 5:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Westbound 3 to 7 p.m.

At all times
How do I get HOV free travel? Use an E-ZPass Flex set to HOV mode with the right number of people in the car.  Use an E-ZPass Flex set to HOV mode with the right number of people in the car.