Current projects

There’s always something going on in the Washington, D.C. metro area. You shouldn’t miss out on a single thing because of traffic. New Express Lanes projects are paving the way for easier travel to get you from here to there.

All you’ll need to travel these new Lanes once they’re open is an E-ZPass® or E-ZPass® Flex. Head over to Learn the Lanes for more on how you can travel along the Express Lanes.

Current Projects: Fredericksburg Extension

95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension (Fred Ex)

There’s a lot in motion as we drive toward the Fred Ex grand opening in late 2022. We broke ground on extending the 95 Express Lanes 10 miles south in spring 2019. The extension will pick up where the 95 Express Lanes currently end, just past Route 610 in Stafford County, and extend to near Route 17.

The lengthened 95 Express Lanes will connect with the 395 Express Lanes. This’ll create a connected corridor that’ll run for nearly 50 miles from Fredericksburg to the D.C. line. Talk about really being able to go the extra mile.

Willpower. We use it all the time to make better decisions, be healthier and improve our wellbeing. But there’s another place we could all use more of it –behind the wheel (& especially in construction zones). Get tips for how you can use your willpower to ditch the distractions and keep your focus on driving – especially in construction zones. Check out

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Current Projects: 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension

495 Express Lanes Northern Extension

It’s no fun when the 495 Express Lanes end. Mix zig-zagging cars with traffic backing up over the American Legion Bridge and you have a major bottleneck on 495. 

So we’ve put our heads together with Virginia to find a better way. Under our development agreement, we will work towards a plan to extend the 495 Express Lanes 2 miles north toward the American Legion Bridge and provide new connections to the Dulles Toll Road and George Washington Memorial Parkway. 

As environmental reviews keep moving ahead, click the learn more button below to head to VDOT's page for the latest updates.

If you would like more information on the Procurement project, head to our page here on our website. 

Transurban hosted an RFQ Project Information Meeting on January 14, 2020, at 10:00 AM.  The presentation and sign-in sheets are available here.

Show your support for the 495 Northern Extension (NEXT) project here

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Current Projects: 95 Express Lanes ramp to Opitz Boulevard

95 Express Lanes ramp to Opitz Boulevard

As part of the development agreement we reached with Virginia in February 2019, we are working to add a new access point to the 95 Express Lanes in Prince William County. A reversible ramp will connect the Lanes to Opitz Boulevard and offer access to nearby sites like Potomac Mills, Sentara Virginia Medical Center and Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center. 

Check back here for updates sometime later in 2021.

495 Express Lanes entrance

Capital Beltway Accord

If you’ve ever been stuck on the American Legion Bridge, then you know how badly it needs an upgrade. The gridlock and bumper-to-bumper traffic is no joke. So good thing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a plan in November 2019 to replace the aging American Legion Bridge with a new modern bridge and add four new Express Lanes to deliver much needed relief. We’re proud to join the Virginia Department of Transportation to tackle the northbound set of Express Lanes, plus some bridge improvements. The project will also:

  • Deliver 40% more lane capacity
  • Reduce congestion in the regular lanes by 25%
  • Cut commuting time in half for customers
  • Add new bicycle and pedestrian connections across the river
  • Be designed predominantly within the footprint of the existing bridge to minimize impact

Construction could start as early as 2022.

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