Drivers who break the HOV rules on Interstate 66 Express Lanes will likely see flashing police lights in their mirrors Thursday, as the Virginia State police plan to crackdown during the morning and afternoon hours.
The new toll system along the 66 Express Lanes from Northern Virginia to the District is causing more problems than solutions for some commuters. While some drivers are willing to pay the sometimes steep tolls, other commuters are now faced with major congestion.
Virginia State Police are conducting a crackdown on HOV violators during the morning and afternoon rush hours on Friday.
It’s among the highest prices since tolling began Dec. 4. At the very same time one week ago, the toll was just $13.25.
Traffic has increased on several alternative routes since the start of rush-hour tolls for solo drivers on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway Monday morning, preliminary Virginia Department of Transportation data suggests.
The Interstate 66 express lanes project has been temporarily delayed so Fairfax County officials have a chance to consider design revisions after neighbors said their concerns weren’t addressed in the updated plan.
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