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Carpoolers traveling with two or more people (High Occupancy Vehicle [HOV-2+]) may still use I-66 Inside the Beltway during rush hour. If carpooling as HOV-2+, drivers travel toll-free but must have an E-ZPass Flex.
The HOV-2 requirement will change to HOV-3+ in 2022 when the I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes open, matching the current HOV-3 requirement on the I-495 and I-95 Express Lanes. HOV-3 in 2022.
Express Lanes Hours
5:30 – 9:30 a.m.
3 – 7 p.m.
Express Lanes hours were extended from the previous (before Dec. 4, 2017) HOV-restricted hours to better manage traffic over a longer period and avoid congestion at the beginning and end of the restricted periods.
Vehicles using the Express Lanes during any portion of the restricted period are subject to Express Lanes requirements, even if they entered the lanes prior to the restricted period beginning.
Rush hour tolling Inside the Beltway will NOT be in effect on federal holidays:
Express Lanes operations may occasionally be lifted due to inclement weather as part of VDOT lifting HOV requirements on I-66 Inside the Beltway.
During operating hours, single-occupant drivers who use the lanes will pay their tolls with an E-ZPass. No toll booths or options to pay cash exist.
During operating hours, high-occupancy vehicles with 2 or more occupants must have an E-ZPass Flex switched in the HOV mode to ensure they are not charged a toll.
No. Previous exemptions for vehicles bound for Dulles International Airport are no longer in effect. Drivers traveling to and from Dulles Airport on I-66 Inside the Beltway during the Express Lanes hours must pay a toll with an E-ZPass if traveling alone, or have two or more occupants and an E-ZPass Flex switched to HOV mode to travel for free.
No. Previous exemptions for Clean Special Fuel License Plate vehicles (or hybrids) are no longer in effect. Drivers traveling with a Clean Special Fuel License Plate on I-66 Inside the Beltway during the Express Lanes hours must pay a toll with an E-ZPass if traveling alone, or have two or more occupants and an E-ZPass Flex switched to HOV mode to travel for free.
Yes. Buses travel toll-free and will experience more reliable trips due to the managed express lanes. Buses need an E-ZPass Flex or a standard E-ZPass programmed to a bus classification.
Yes. Motorcycles travel toll-free and do not need an E-ZPass to access the lanes.
You can access the Express Lanes at all existing entrances and exits on I-66 Inside the Beltway.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will own and operate and maintain the I-66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway.
Tolls will be used by VDOT to operate and maintain the lanes, and then will be reinvested in the I-66 Corridor to help fund multimodal improvement projects such as new transit routes and park and ride lots to provide commuters with new travel choices.
The posted speed limit remains 55 miles per hour.
No. Trucks are prohibited from traveling on this stretch of I-66 at all times.
Yes, you must have an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex properly mounted in your vehicle to use the Express Lanes. In addition, your E-ZPass account must always have a positive balance. No toll booths or options to pay cash exist.
If you use the Express Lanes without an E-ZPass, an image of your license plate will be captured and you will receive a violation notice requiring the payment of the toll plus an administrative fee.
A standard E-ZPass is a device you mount in your vehicle that enables electronic tolling equipment to deduct tolls from a pre-paid account when you use the Express Lanes or other tolled facilities. An E-ZPass Flex operates the same way when in toll mode, but can be switched to HOV mode for toll-free travel when two or more occupants are in your vehicle on the Express Lanes.
Vehicles with an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex switched to toll mode will be tolled.
You can get an E-ZPass on the Virginia E-ZPass website. To get an E-ZPass you will need your:
Driver’s license number
License plate number
Credit card information
You can also get an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex in Virginia at the following retail locations:
AAA Mid-Atlantic locations, select Wegmans locations and select Giant Food Stores. Find a location near you athttps://www.ezpassva.com/EZPages/Retail-Locations.aspx?
Tysons Corner Center
In Virginia you can also call 877-762-7824 or visit your nearest E-ZPass Service Center.
There is no monthly fee to have an E-ZPass; however, there is an opening balance requirement of $35 per transponder, all of which is available for the payment of tolls. Retail transponders can be obtained for $35 with $15 available for use immediately. The remaining
$20 is available after registering the transponder.
Note that the transponders remain the property of VDOT and must be returned to the Service Center when the account is closed or the customer will be liable for the lost/stolen fee ($10 for a standard transponder, $20 for a Flex transponder).
If E-ZPass Flex holders do not use their transponder in the HOV mode for a period of more than six months, a one-time only fee of $10 is charged. This fee covers the added costs that are incurred by VDOT to purchase E-ZPass Flex transponders from the manufacturer. The $10 charge can be avoided by swapping the E-ZPass Flex for a standard E-ZPass.
You have several ways to exchange a regular E-ZPass for an E-ZPass Flex:
Go to www.EZPassVA.com/EZPages/Get-Flex.aspx and look for "Make the switch to E-ZPass Flex" at the top of the page. Virginia E-ZPass will mail you an E-ZPass Flex and provide you an envelope to mail back your standard E-ZPass.
Call the Customer Service Center (1-877-762-7824) – a Flex transponder can be sent to you. Virginia E-ZPass will mail you an E- ZPass Flex and you can use the enclosed envelope to mail back your standard E-ZPass. Or you can drop it off at one of the E- ZPass Customer Service Centers.
Transponder exchanges are not accepted at retail “On the Go” locations.
If your E-ZPass Flex is in “toll mode” when you enter the Express Lanes, you will be charged a toll. To ensure that you get your toll-free trip when traveling HOV-2+, it’s important to make sure you switch your E-ZPass Flex to HOV mode before you get on the Express Lanes.
A state trooper could pull you over and issue a ticket for violation of HOV. Incorrect use of the E-ZPass Flex in HOV mode – including switching between travel modes while on the Express Lanes – may also result in a ticket or being charged. That’s why it’s important to make sure you select the travel mode on your E-ZPass Flex before you get on the road.
To travel toll-free when traveling as HOV 2+ with a bumper-mounted transponder, you must fill out the form to nominate your upcoming trip as HOV travel. You should complete the form at least 24 hours (Saturday and Sunday not included) before your trip and as far as one week in advance. Provide your transponder number and license plate number. We will register the upcoming trip as toll-free HOV to prevent a toll from being charged to your E-ZPass account. You can register periods of up to maximum of ten days for toll-free travel. HOV 2+ plus conditions must be met for all nominated trips to avoid citation and penalties.
To prevent from the inconvenience of contacting us to make the nomination, we strongly suggest to obtain E-ZPass Flex. Most vehicles now have the cut out to mount the transponder inside the car. Please contact the dealership or refer to your vehicle owner’s manual to get accurate transponder placement location.
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Learn about I-66 Commuter Choices such as buses, park and ride lots, transportation demand management and bike-sharing programs, which are being funded by toll revenues from the I-66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway.http://www.novatransit.org/i66commuterchoice/
For questions about your E-ZPass account or tolling:
Virginia Relay Center (TTY Callers): 800-828-1120
Automated telephone system is available 24 hours / Customer service representatives are available Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
E-ZPass Customer Service Center
P.O. Box 1234, Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422-1234
For other questions related to I-66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway:
Contact: VDOT Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) TTY users can call 711.