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Signage 

New Road, New Signs
New Roads, New Signs

New Road, New SignThe 495 Express Lanes have signage to guide you to the lanes, explain the rules of the road and display current pricing. You know it's a sign for the 495 Express Lanes when you see the white banner with the purple E-ZPass® logo and "EXPRESS."

Rules of the Road
Rules of the Road
Rules of the Road

Express Lanes SignBefore entry points to the Express Lanes, you will see signs like these outlining the rules of the road.

How Do I Read This Sign

Rules of the Road
Rules of the Road

Express Lanes Sign

All Users

Toll-Paying, carpoolers and buses need an E-ZPass® or a switchable E-ZPass®.

Carpoolers

Carpoolers with a switchable E-ZPass® do not pay a toll.

Rules of the Road
Rules of the Road

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Buses

Buses and two axle vehicles may use the lanes. Vehicles with three or more axles may not use the lanes at any time.

Know the Toll
Know the Toll Before You Enter
Know the Toll Before You Enter

Express Lanes Pricing SignYou will see pricing signs before all entrances to the Express Lanes. The signs display three Express Lanes exits with the toll price to those points.

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Know the Toll Before You Enter
Know the Toll Before You Enter

Express Lanes Pricing Sign

The first two exits and prices show the cost to travel to two popular destinations from your entry point.

The final exit and price you see shows the cost to travel to the furthest point you can go in the Express Lanes from that entry point.

Know the Toll Before You Enter
Know the Toll Before You Enter

Express Lanes Pricing Sign

The displayed prices change to reflect the current toll prices.

Know the Toll Before You Enter
Know the Toll Before You Enter

Express Lanes Pricing SignIt's important to remember that not all available exit points will be displayed on the electronic signs. For example, if you enter the Express Lanes and head north, the sign may say that the toll to I-66 W is $4.30 and to I-495 N is $6.30. If you are getting off at Route 7, you know that the toll will be between $4.30 and $6.30.

Exit to the Left
Exit to the Left

Express Lanes Pricing SignWhen you're ready to exit the Express Lanes, look for signs like this one and get into the left lane.

Follow the signs to the exit ramp, and you'll be on your way to your destination.

Learn more about how Express Lanes work » See how dynamic pricing keeps the lanes free flowing