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The 495 Express Lanes bring new travel choices and congestion relief to the Northern Virginia region. These photos show you some of the work that went into the delivery of this new transportation solution.
When it opens, the nearly $2 billion, 14-mile 495 Express Lanes will bring new travel choices and congestion relief to drivers on the Beltway. Here are photos from some of the milestones along the way.
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The 495 Express Lanes partnered with SAIC and regional transportation organizations to offer Tysons Corner employees a transportation fair in July 2012.
495 Express Lanes team members attend community fairs, festivals and other events throughout the region to educate travelers about how the Express Lanes will work.
The 4th annual Keep Tysons Moving took place on September 21st in McLean. At the event, people in the Tysons area learned how the 495 Express Lanes and Dulles Metrorail will affect the region and how employers can prepare their employees for the transportation improvements coming to Tysons Corner. The event included executive briefings on the 495 Express Lanes, Dulles Metrorail, and new Fairfax Connector bus routes. Representatives from several regional transportation organizations were there to give information on carpooling, vanpooling and other local transportation options.
To kick off the opening of the 495 Express Lanes – which opened on November 17 – as well as the start of the holiday shopping season, Santa Claus traveled on the 495 Express Lanes to travel to Tysons Corner Center.
On Friday, November 16, the day before the 495 Express Lanes opened to the public, Santa took an inaugural drive from Braddock Road to the new Express Lanes exit at Westpark Drive to get directly to his winter wonderland house inside Tysons Corner Center. In place of his reindeer, Santa traveled on the lanes in a model 2.5 Tesla Roadster convertible.
Express Lanes project partners, transportation officials and elected officials gathered in Tysons Corner on Nov. 13, 2012 to celebrate the project's completion.
On June 27, 2013 attendees at the 5th annual Keep Tysons Moving event received updates on area transportation options and improvements from the Virginia Department of Transportation, 95 and 495 Express Lanes, Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project and Fairfax County. Event attendees learned how to educate their employees and coworkers about traveling on the 495 Express Lanes, how to prepare for Metro coming to Tysons and information on other transportation options. Representatives from several regional transportation organizations were there to give information on carpooling, vanpooling and other local transportation options. One lucky event attendee won the raffle for a free month of travel on the 495 Express Lanes.
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