The 495 Express Lanes may not open until later this year, but customers will needed to take the option at stores across Northern Virginia.
A week after officials announced the launch of EZ Pass Flex, a device that will allow high-occupancy vehicles to ride for free in the express lanes, AAA has sent the devices to 13 locations across Northern Virginia, it announced Monday.
The beltway express lanes, which will run from the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) exit to the I-95/395/495 interchange (the “mixing bowl”) will be free for all vehicles with three or more occupants, but all drivers will need an EZ-Pass transponder to use the lanes. Drivers wishing to take advantage of the HOV toll-free option will have to purchase an EZ-Pass Flex.
E-ZPass can be used at the 13 bridges and toll roads across Virginia, AAA says, as well as on roads in 24 other states.
On Monday, AAA placed the devices at 13 locations across Northern Virginia,
The two closest locations are:
- AAA Tysons Corner, 8300 Old Courthouse Rd., Suite 110, Vienna, Va, (703) 790-2600
- AAA Fairfax CCIT, 9400 Main St., Fairfax, Va, (703) 995-3970
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