You have places to be. The Express Lanes will help get you there faster with quick, simple and predictable travel along 495, 95 and 395 in Northern Virginia. Grab your E-ZPass®, buckle up and enjoy riding in the fast lanes.

It's easy to learn about the Lanes

Want to know more about signage, dynamic pricing, and reversible lanes? Get the most out of your drive when you learn the Lanes.
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Marylanders, our journey's just getting started

"We commend Maryland leaders for advancing this historic project – one that will deliver a smart, integrated transportation system that puts moving more people first. By delivering more travel options, like free and faster trips for buses and carpoolers, travelers across Montgomery and Frederick Counties will spend less time in traffic and more time doing what matters most to them, all while opening up Maryland’s economy for long-term growth.” - Pierce Coffee, President of Transurban North America, operator of Virginia’s 495/95/395 Express Lanes
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Supporting communities with our grant program

The Express Lanes community grant programs offer funds to local organizations that support those in need and make our region a great place to live.


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Recent news

November 22, 2021

495 Express Lanes closure and detour November 22-24

There will be a complete closure of the NB 495 Express Lanes ramps for Gallows Rd and Braddock Rd. There will also be a complete closure starting at the main entrance of the NB 495 Express Lanes to the I-66 interchange.Read more

November 15, 2021

495 Express Lanes closure and detour week of November 15

There will be multiple ramp closures at the 495 Express Lanes and I-66 interchange.Read more

Easy travel with the Express Lanes app

Take a few seconds to download the Express Lanes mobile app to get even more time back for yourself. From completing on-the-go payments to planning your trip, the Express Lanes mobile app places convenience in your hands. Use the app before you start driving to:

  • Check out real-time toll prices
  • View live traffic camera feeds
  • Find entries and exits along your preferred Express Lanes route
  • See live advisory signs on the Lanes for any travel updates
  • Learn the rules of the road to safely use the Express Lanes
  • Get tips for using E-ZPass® and E-ZPass® Flex