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Here’s what roads will be closed due to the Prince William Half-Marathon

From VDOT: 

Drivers can expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes Sunday, Sept. 25 from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for the following road closures related to the Prince William Half-Marathon:

  • Route 29 between Heathcote Boulevard and Route 234
  • University Boulevard between Wellington Road and Route 29
  • Wellington Road between Limestone Drive and David Williams Way

Route 29 motorists will be detoured via Heathcote Boulevard, Catharpin Road and Route 234 back to Route 29; Wellington Road motorists will be detoured via Limestone Drive, Linton Hall Road (Route 619) and Devlin Road back to Wellington Road.

Detour signs and message boards will be in place. Prince William County Police will be on hand to direct traffic.                              

Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter:@vadotnova

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Shared-use path on Route 234 south near Dumfries will be extended

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From Prince William County Transportation Director Rick Canizales: 

The purpose of this project is to complete a section of the Shared-Use Path along Route 234 southbound from 240 feet south of Exeter Drive to Country Club Drive, for an approximate distance of 4,300 feet. More specifically this proposed trail would connect from an existing trail at the north side of the First Mount Zion Baptist Church to the Brittany Community at Exeter Drive, proceeding north in front of the Brittany Neighborhood Park.

The proposed trail would then proceed north along Route 234 southbound approximately 1,175 feet to the signalized intersection for Fortuna Center Plaza and then will proceed approximately 3,125 feet north to connect to an existing trail at the signalized intersection of Country Club Drive.

The property that fronts Route 234 for this trail is the Prince William Forest Park which is owned by the National Park Service (NPS) for over 81% of the proposed trail’s length. The remaining frontage property is the Brittany Neighborhood Park.

In addition, the project will construct approximately 520 feet of Shared Use Path to fill the gap in front of the First Mount Zion Baptist Church and will extend it to the 7-11 entrance located at 4100 Talon Drive. This project will provide a continuous trail along Dumfries Road from Talon Drive to Liberia Avenue/Prince William County Parkway.

$2.7m construction is currently estimated to start in the summer of 2017. To be completed by Spring of 2018. We are currently looking at strategies to expedite the schedule.

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Installation of new bridge beams means overnight closures on I-66 in Haymarket

Drivers on Interstate 95 south pass under Telegraph Road in North Stafford. (Mary Davidson/PotomacLocal.com)

From VDOT: 

Drivers can expect nighttime lane closures on I-66 over the next two weeks at Route 15, weather permitting, for crews to set bridge beams for the new southbound Route 15 overpass, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

On eastbound I-66, single-lane closures will begin around 8 p.m. each night Monday, September 19 through Wednesday, September 21. Beginning around 10 p.m., all eastbound traffic will be detoured onto the Route 15 exit/entrance ramps back to I-66. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

On westbound I-66, single-lane closures will begin around 9 p.m. each night Thursday, September 22, and Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27. Beginning around 10 p.m., all westbound traffic will be detoured onto the Route 15 exit/entrance ramps back to I-66. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Police will be on site to direct traffic. Drivers should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes.

The work is part of the I-66 and Route 15 diverging-diamond interchange I-66 and Route 15 diverging-diamond interchange project. Diverging-diamond interchanges shift vehicles to the opposite side of the road and eliminate left turns that cross into oncoming traffic, improving safety. The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2017.

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1 flown to hospital after Route 1 crash

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Updated

Original post

One person was flown to a local hospital after being involved in an auto crash on Route 1 in Woodbridge. 

The victim suffered injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

The road was closed in both directions at Mary’s Way at 3 p.m.

 

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Featherstone Road work from RR crossing to Blackburn Road extended

From VDOT: 

Lane closures for milling and paving will occur nightly on portions of Featherstone Road and Blackburn Road from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19 through Thursday, Sept. 22, and from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Featherstone Road will be paved between Blackburn Road and the railroad crossing, and Blackburn Road will be paved between Featherstone Road and Wentwood Lane.

Motorists can expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes.

Some of this work will occur close to residential areas, with the potential for loud noise. VDOT appreciates residents’ patience as we work to complete this needed work on busy roads at night.

Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

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PRTC urges commuters to ‘try transit,’ enter to win prizes

OmniRide bus operator Phill Robinson is one of many PRTC drivers who ferry riders to and from their destinations.

From the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission: 

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) is pleased to again participate in Try Transit Week and Car Free Day – two events that encourage people to find alternatives to driving solo and award prizes for pledging to do so!

The eighth annual Try Transit Week will be held September 19-23. The week-long educational event is designed to reduce the use of single-occupancy vehicles in favor of buses, trains, vanpools and ferries. Try Transit Week is organized by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

Even if you already use transit or other modes of travel, you can pledge to take part in the events and be entered into drawings to win prizes, including the grand prize of a pair of round-trip tickets aboard Amtrak’s Northeast Regional. PRTC will be giving away three SmarTrip cards already pre-loaded with $50 or $25 for your next ride!

For more information and to pledge, visit TryTransitWeek.org and CarFreeMetroDC.org.

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Apparent seizure leads to crash near Haymarket

A driver was trapped inside their vehicle after it crashed in the area of Route 55 and Gillis Way near Haymarket.

Fire and rescue crews were called about 12:40 p.m. to extricate the driver from the crashed vehicle. A female driver was flown to a local hospital after having what appeared to be a seizure behind the wheel prior to the crash.

There were no reports of serious injuries.

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Your commute on Metro’s Orange line is going to slow for 41 days

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From Fairfax County Department of Transportation: 

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, through Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, Metrorail’s Orange Line trains will continuously single track between Vienna and West Falls Church Metrorail Stations during weekdays and complete station shut-downs will affect travelers during weekends.

Residents, visitors and others who travel via Metrorail and on any of the major corridors within Fairfax County including I-66, I-495, Dulles Toll Road, and I-95, will be impacted by the track work. To continue to reduce the potential for gridlock, Fairfax County is urging commuters to telework and use flexible work schedules whenever possible, and encouraging the use of alternate ways to commute that do not involve driving alone.

Weekday Metrorail service will operate as follows during SafeTrack Surge #9:

  • During rush hours, a shuttle train will operate between Vienna and West Falls Church every 24 minutes (regularly every 6 minutes). Transfer at the West Falls Church station to continue trip.
  • Normal service levels at other Orange Line stations.
  • After 10 p.m., trains will operate between Vienna and New Carrollton every 20 minutes.

On the weekends of Sept. 24-15 and Oct. 1-2:

  • Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church stations will be closed.

On the weekends of Oct. 8-9 and Oct. 15-16:

  • Vienna and Dunn Loring stations will be closed.

Trains to and from the Vienna Metrorail Station are likely to be extremely crowded, especially during rush-hour periods.Metro riders who have the ability to do so should consider alternate travel options and avoid traveling during rush hour if possible.

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Crews to pave Blackburn Road this week

From VDOT: 

Lane closures for milling and paving will occur nightly on portions of Featherstone Road and Blackburn Road from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 16, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Featherstone Road will be paved between Blackburn Road and the railroad crossing, and Blackburn Road will be paved between Featherstone Road and Wentwood Lane.

Motorists can expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes.

Some of this work will occur close to residential areas, with the potential for loud noise. VDOT appreciates residents’ patience as we work to complete this needed work on busy roads at night.

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Discovery Boulevard extension to carry customers to 2 Silos Brewery

A two-lane extension of Discovery Boulevard just outside Manassas in Prince William County will soon take fans of craft beer to the soon-to-open 2 Silos Brewery. 

The joint project between the county and Silva Holdings Group, the firm that is expected to open 2 Silos Brewery inside the Thomason Barn, that was, until this year, a county-owned property.

The two-lane extension of Discovery Boulevard should open about March 2017. The road will also serve other businesses that could open in the nearby Innovation Park.

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Woodbridge paving projects ongoing through Thursday

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From the Virginia Department of Transportation: 

Lane closures for milling and paving will occur nightly on part of Shoppers Best Way from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, August 23 through Thursday, August 25, and on portions of Featherstone Road and Blackburn Road from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, August 28 through Thursday, September 1, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Shoppers Best Way will be paved between Prince William Parkway and Potomac Mills Circle, Featherstone Road will be paved between Blackburn Road and the railroad crossing, and Blackburn Road will be paved between Featherstone Road and Wentwood Lane.

Motorists can expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes.

Some of this work will occur close to residential areas, with the potential for loud noise. VDOT appreciates residents’ patience as we work to complete this needed work on busy roads at night.

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Wider Route 17 in Stafford County opens 3 months early

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From VDOT: 

An expanded Route 17 in Stafford County is now open with three through travel lanes in each direction between Interstate 95 and Stafford Lakes Parkway.

Construction is near completion on a three-year, $47.2 million widening of Route 17. The highway was expanded from four lanes to six lanes over nearly 2 miles between McLane Drive and Stafford Lakes Parkway.

Construction began in June 2013. New travel lanes are opening to traffic approximately 3 months ahead of the required completion date of December 1, 2016.

Final construction tasks will be underway for several weeks. The 35 mph reduced speed limit signs will be removed upon final completion.

“We are grateful for the community’s support and patience while we carried out this project,” said Michael Coffey, P.E., Assistant District Administrator for Construction in VDOT’s Fredericksburg District. “Thank you to everyone who drove carefully through the work zone each day. Your attention and alertness helped us deliver this project safely.”

Other features added by the Route 17 widening project:

  • A continuous right turn lane to assist drivers slowing to turn into businesses, or accelerating to rejoin the through travel lanes
  • Double left turn lanes at high-demand intersections to move additional vehicles through intersections on each cycle, reducing driver delay
  • New traffic signal equipment at each intersection, replacing signal equipment dating to the late 1990s-early 2000s
  • LED traffic signals with a battery back-up power source, allowing the signal to stay operational for several hours even with power loss
  • Signal equipment that connects to a master controller, which picks up on malfunctions faster, alerting technicians to make adjustments
  • Signals with pre-emption equipment for public safety vehicles to trigger during emergencies
  • Sidewalk along Route 17 northbound and southbound
  • Landscaping and medians with a stamped concrete pattern

Route 17 carries approximately 39,000 vehicles a day, which is projected to grow to a daily travel volume of 96,000 vehicles a day by 2035.

The project contractor was Henderson Construction Company, Inc., of Stafford, Va.

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Girl, 5, dies in 4-car pile up on I-66

Photo: Mary Davidson

From Virginia State Police: 

At 9:07 a.m., Monday (Aug. 15), Virginia State Police responded to a four-vehicle crash in Prince William County. The fatal, chain-reaction crash occurred in the westbound lanes of I-66 at the 41 mile marker.

As westbound traffic was slowing to a stop on I-66 in a work zone, a 2012 Nissan Titan pickup truck failed to brake in time and struck a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt that was traveling in front of it. The Chevrolet then struck the vehicle in front of it, which struck the vehicle in front of it…a total of four vehicles.

The driver of the Nissan, Dustin D. Skidgel, 27, of Markham, Va., was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seat belt. Skidgel was charged with reckless driving.

The driver, Simone E. Rhodes, 26, of Washington, DC, and front seat passenger, Gerald S. Mitchel, 34, of Washington, D.C., of the Chevrolet were flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries. They were both wearing seat belts. The couple’s daughter, Nayla P.R. Mitchel, 5, of Washington, D.C., was secured in a booster seat in the backseat. She died at the scene.

The drivers of the last two vehicles were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. All westbound lanes were cleared and re-opened by 1 p.m. Monday.

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Expect a detour on Bristow Road this weekend

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From VDOT: 

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be closing Bristow Road (Route 619) to through traffic between Route 28 and Lucasville Road Saturday, August 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, August 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for railroad crossing repairs.

Traffic will be detoured via Route 28, Prince William Parkway, Brentsville Road and Lucasville Road back to Bristow Road.

Residents and businesses within the closure area and emergency vehicles will still have access to the closed portion of Bristow Road; however, they will not be allowed to pass through the work zone at the railroad crossing.

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Reopened: I-95 south snarled after tractor trailer crash

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Updated  5:20 p.m. 

Interstate 95 southbound travelers should expect significant afternoon travel delays due to a tractor-trailer crash that has closed all southbound lanes just before Exit 104/Carmel Church in Caroline County.

Southbound traffic will be diverted to use Route 1 southbound as detour route from Exit 110/Ladysmith in Caroline County.

Several miles of congestion exists leading up to the incident scene.

Original post 4 p.m. 

From VDOT: 

Interstate 95 southbound travelers should expect significant afternoon travel delays due to a tractor-trailer crash that has closed all southbound lanes just before Exit 104/Carmel Church in Caroline County.

Southbound traffic will be diverted to use Route 1 southbound as detour route from Exit 110/Ladysmith in Caroline County.

Several miles of congestion exists leading up to the incident scene.

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Stewart says E-ZPass Express Lanes part of problem, calls for widening I-95

Corey Stewart is the At-large Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. He oversees the second-largest county government in the state. 

Potomac Local Publisher Uriah Kiser caught up with him to talk about the region’s traffic congestion and transportation woes. 

Kiser: Let’s talk transportation. That’s on the minds of just about everyone who lives in Northern Virginia.

We’re fresh off the heels of successes announced by Governor Terry McAuliffe: We’re getting the extension of the E-ZPass Express Lanes extension to Fredericksburg, we’re about to break ground on the I-66 E-ZPass Express Lanes project both inside and outside the Beltway, so as those projects advance, what’s left?

What are some of those critical projects that you see for the region, especially as they impact Prince William County residents, and how are we working as a region to solve these transportation problems?

Stewart: Well, the E-ZPass is not a panacea. It doesn’t solve all of the problems and, in fact, in an many ways it’s exacerbated some of the problems, especially in the [Interstate] 95 corridors.

So, what we need to do is, we need to continue to widen [Interstate] 95. Currently, the main lanes are widened to the bridge over the Occoquan River. It’s my intention to push the state to widen the lanes all of the way back, at least all of the way through Prince William County and perhaps behond that to elminate this bottleneck that we still have, despite the E-ZPass, despite the express lanes, we’re still going to have some blockages there and that needs to be fixed.

Also, in Prince William County, we’ve had our own road-building program for several years. There are still stretches of Route 1 that need to be improved.

Route 28 all the way from the Fairfax [County] line to the City of Manassas, it looks terrible and in addition to that its a real bottleneck fro commuters leaving Prince William County and coming back home in the evening. That’s got to be fixed.

We’ve got a lot of other road projects but those are the priorities, at least for me.

 

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Concrete pad at Track 3 at Quantico VRE station being demolished

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From Virginia Railway Express: 

Beginning August 8th, the concrete pad on the west side of the station (Track 3), will be demolished. As a result, all trains can only use the east side platform closest to the station building (Track 2) and will be single tracking north and south of station which may lead to delays. We will work with all stakeholders involved to minimize any delays that do occur. The anticipated completion date of this phase is August 13th.

We appreciate your patience during this time as this work will improve the flexibility and operation of our service area.

We will keep riders up to date about delays to our trains because of this issue.

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Expect delays at Route 1 and Garrisonville Road

Va. 610 at I-95 in North Stafford. (Mary Davidson/PotomacLocal.com)

From VDOT: 

Motorists may encounter brief overnight travel delays at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) in Stafford County for line painting and traffic signal work.

Mobile lane closures will be in place between 9 p.m. tonight and 2 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the intersection. Motorists should follow direction from law enforcement personnel at the scene.

Crews will be brightening pavement markings on Route 610 eastbound.

Over the weekend, a traffic signal pattern was restored at the intersection to allow Route 610 eastbound traffic at Route 1 to choose from a left turn lane, a shared left turn lane/through lane, a through lane, and a right turn lane.

Traffic signal equipment will also be installed tonight to better align with the restored Route 610 eastbound traffic pattern.

Work has been scheduled weather permitting. If weather cancels this work zone, it will be rescheduled to occur from 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 to 2 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.

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Manassas man killed in Sudley Road crash

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From Prince William police:

Fatal Crash Investigation – On August 5 at 6:30AM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Sudley Rd and Coverstone Dr in Manassas (20109) to investigate a two vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 2012 Toyota RAV4 was attempting to make a right turn onto southbound Sudley Rd from Coverstone Dr. 

At the same time, the driver of a 2015 Freightliner tractor trailer was traveling southbound on Sudley Rd approaching the same intersection. The tractor trailer driver disregarded a red traffic signal at the intersection and collided with the RAV4.

A passenger seated in the rear middle seat of the RAV4, identified as adult woman, was ejected from the vehicle and transported to an area hospital where she died as a result of his injuries from the crash. There were four other occupants in the RAV4, including 2 small children, at the time of the collision. The children were properly secured and uninjured.

A front seat passenger in the RAV4 sustained minor injuries and was flown to an area hospital. The driver of the RAV4 sustained minor injuries as well and was treated at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured.

At this time, speed and substance use do not appear to be factors in this investigation. The deceased passenger in the RAV4 was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of collision.

Charges are pending. The investigation continues.    

Identified:
The passenger in the Toyota RAV4 killed in the crash was identified as Fresia Danny MELO, 33, of Manassas

The other occupants of the Toyota RAV4 were identified as a 43 year old man, a 41 year old woman, a 3 year old boy, and a 2 year old boy, all of Manassas


The driver of the 2015 Freightliner tractor trailer was identified as a 53 year old man of Mt. Airy, Maryland

 

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Slugs expected to come out of the woodwork when I-66 E-ZPass Lanes open

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On the busy lanes of Interstate 66, the unique Northern Virginia institution of “Slugging” has never caught on.

While popular on Interstate 95 since the 1970’s as a fast and free way for commuters in vehicles of three or more occupants to get to their jobs Arlington and Washington, D.C., commuters on I-66 have never adopted the practice.

Why? Because Interstate 95 from Prince William County to the Pentagon had long had a separate facility housing two reversible express lanes that carry commuters north in the morning and south in the evening. Concrete barriers placed alongside these lanes prevent drivers from the main travel lanes from weaving in and out of the express lanes and gumming up the flow of traffic in the express lanes.

Those express lanes in 2014 were converted to E-ZPass lanes, which now require all drivers to have an electronic E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex transponder mounted to their windshield to use the lanes. The express lanes were also extended south from Prince William County to Garrisonville in Stafford County. 

Vehicles with three or more occupants can still use the lanes for free.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe earlier this month announced they are once again being extended south to Route 17 near Fredericksburg. 

What’s slugging? What’s a slug?

Slugging is a form of commuting where riders ride free and the drivers — many of whom have a reserved parking space at their work or choose to pay for parking — get to skip the congestion on the main travel lanes and get to work faster.

Slugging is a form of commuting where riders ride free and the drivers — many of whom have a reserved parking space at their work or choose to pay for parking — get to skip the congestion on the main travel lanes and get to work faster.

A slug is, as you might have guessed, is the carpooler that rides for free. Slugs park their cars each morning at a commuter lot and stand in “slug lines” — designated lines with people going to similar destinations, like the Pentagon or Downtown Washington. When the next car pulls up to the front of the line, two or three slugs get in and off they go.

No money is exchanged, and no iPhone or Android apps used to hail the ride like an Uber rideshare service.

Things are changing along the I-66 corridor, and that could lead to, for the first time, Slugging, being a viable, reliable option for commuting from places like Haymarket, Gainesville, and Manassas to Washington, D.C.

“Our vision for the corridor definitely includes carpooling as well as other forms of mass transit,” said Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Michelle Holland. “We’re making investments in the corridor, and as a result of tolling, we’re going to be able to fund to more transit and multi-modal services that will provide for a more reliable trip.”

The investment is called “Transform 66,” a project that when complete, officials hope will deliver on its namesake. 

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First changes take affect Summer 2017

Starting next summer on I-66 inside the Capital Beltway, drivers must have an E-ZPass Flex or E-ZPass to use the lanes from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and from 3 to 7 p.m. Vehicles with occupants of two or more won’t be charged a toll.

Today, drivers on I-66 must already have two or more occupants inside their vehicles to use the highway on weekday mornings and afternoons. 

Outside the Capital Beltway on I-66, from I-495 to Route 15 in Haymarket, two new lanes will be constructed each direction. These lanes, like their counterparts on I-95. will be a separate facility. 

Hello, reliable lanes 

Concrete barriers will stop single drivers from gumming up the works and merging into the lanes, as they currently do on the single High Occupancy Vehicle lane on I-66 today. That constant weaving and merging slow the trip for commuters who play by the rules and have two or more occupants inside the car. 

Individual drivers may choose to pay a toll to use the new lanes, while vehicles with three or more occupants will ride free when the new lanes open by late 2020. 

Also, when the new lanes between the Capital Beltway and Haymarket open, the rules to use the lanes for free inside the Capital Beltway will change. Drivers will need three, not two, occupants inside their cars, and an E-ZPass Flex transponder to use the lanes for free. 

A total of 4,000 new commuter parking spaces is also being built along the corridor for slugs to park and ride as part of the project. The goal for state transportation officials is to deliver a game-changing project that will get commuters to and from work quicker and to provide more travel options in the long-congested corridor.

I-95 fears never materialized

There was fear in 2014, and the years leading up to the conversion of HOV-3 on I-95 lanes to E-ZPass Express Lanes on I-95, that more individual drivers would opt to pay a toll and not stop to pick up slugs. If more single drivers jumped into the express lanes, slugs feared that could slow things down, increase travel times, take away the “get there fast and free” incentive for slugging, and more slugs would then opt to drive instead of choosing to park and ride.

“Quite the opposite has happened, actually,” said David LeBlanc, who wrote a book about slugging called “Slugging: dyhamicThe Commuting Alternative For Washington DC” and runs the commuter friendly website Slug-lines.com. “We thought more slugs would choose to drive or hop a bus and instead, mostly because of the tolls, we’ve seen the number of slugs increase.”

LeBlanc said he expects to add the names of new Slug lines that form along I-66 in western Prince William County to his website. Applications on iPhones and Andriod could aide the formation of new Slug lines, and he’s thought about developing one.

“I’ve been approached by developers who’ve seen my website and want to develop an app, but the majority of them want to find a way to monetize slugging and that’s not what the ture nature of slugging is about,” said LeBlanc.

A new app called Sluglines.com, not to be confused with LeBlanc’s Slug-Lines.com, launched earlier this year. It pretty much does the same thing LeBlanc’s website does and lists the locations of Slug lines in Northern Virginia. 

The toll pricing on the I-95 E-ZPass Express Lanes is based on a dynamic on a pricing system. Toll prices are posted on overhead electronic signs on the highway, and increase or decrease based on the number vehicles currently using the express lanes — toll-paying cars, carpoolers, and commuter buses.

The more vehicles in the lanes, the higher the toll. Fewer cars, the toll rate decreases. Single drivers that enter the toll lanes are locked in at whatever price per mile is shown on the overhead sign.

Most toll prices range between $1.10 and $4. Some tolls can be as high as $22 during the afternoon rush hour, for drivers headed south to Stafford County.

The new E-ZPass Express Lanes that will “transform 66” will operate the same way.

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