495 Express Lanes

The 495 Express Lanes are 22km high-occupancy lanes that operate on the Capital Beltway, the major thoroughfare circling the city of Washington DC. The dual lanes run between the Springfield Interchange to north of the Dulles Toll Road and connect to our 95 Express Lanes.

The Express Lanes employ an innovative pricing system that adjusts rates according to real-time traffic conditions to manage demand and maintain free-flowing travel. Costs are displayed on dynamic signs in advance of Express Lane entry points as well as at intervals along the road allowing drivers to decide whether they would like to travel based on the current rate.

495 Express Lanes opened to traffic in 2012 and are 100% Transurban owned.

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