Virginia’s new westbound I-66 lanes are open for drivers

The Virginia Department of Transportation has confirmed the opening of the westbound stretch of express lanes along Interstate 66 on Saturday, according to WTOP’s Mary DePompa.

I-66 express lanes will extend from Interstate 495 through Virginia Route 28 in Centreville, Virginia, with eastbound lanes expected to open ahead of December. All work is dependent on the weather.

The first nine miles of the I-66 express lanes opened between Gainesville and Va. Route 28 in Centreville on Sept. 10.

Toll lanes will be free for high-occupancy vehicles with an E-ZPass Flex, according to an announcement. Drivers hoping to utilize the HOVs for free will need to have three or more passengers in their vehicle beginning on Monday, Dec. 5.

Some projects attached to the I-66 express lanes will not be completed until mid-2023, according to the department.

You can visit to estimate your toll and learn more about the project!

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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