Virginia Managed Lanes . July 2012 Jacqueline H. Cromwell Program Manager . Virginia Transportation . VDOT manages the third largest highway system in the country – 115,000 lane miles Last sustainable statewide revenue increase for transportation in 1986
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Jacqueline H. Cromwell
VDOT manages the third largest highway system in the country – 115,000 lane miles
Last sustainable statewide revenue increase for transportation in 1986
Reduction in Transportation Trust Fund purchasing power
Increasing reliance on bonds and federal funding for any new capacity
Limited funding for new construction
Express Lanes allow you to take control of your valuable time.
You’ll know it's a sign for the 495 Express Lanes when you see the white banner with the purple E-ZPass® logo and "EXPRESS"
Toll-paying, carpoolers and buses need an E-ZPass® or E-ZPass® FlexSM
Carpoolers with an E-ZPass® FlexSM do not pay a toll
New signage will guide you to the lanes, explain the rules of the road and display current pricing.
The first two exits and prices will show the cost to travel to two popular destinations from your entry point
The final exit and price you see will show the cost to travel to the furthest point you can go in the Express Lanes from that entry point
Toll rates adjust based on levels of traffic – keeping the lanes free flowing and getting you to your destination on time
24-hour safety monitoring
Real-time traffic information
Video-based automatic incident detection
Rapid incident response by dedicated, private crews working seamlessly with law enforcement, VDOT and emergency services
Enhanced evacuation routes
Use of channelizing posts for lane separation
Traffic sensors located approximately every 1/3 mile alongside the roadway monitor traffic 24/7
Sensors will send traffic data to the systems at the Express Operations Center
From this data, the Express Operations Center systems will have the ability to adjust toll prices as often as every five minutes based on real-time traffic volumes
Adjusting the toll prices based on traffic volumes will manage drivers’ desire to enter the Express
Lanes and help keep them free-
I-95 Express Lanes – commercial close summer 2012
US 460 Corridor Improvements – competitive negotiations underway; contract late 2012
Traffic Operations Centers – RFP issued July 2012
Virginia Port Authority - unsolicited proposal; current solicitation for competitive proposals extended to August 2012