A proposal to widen an 11-mile stretch of the Capital Beltway in Virginia has entered a new phase with the release of nine possible construction alternatives. Topping the list is an extension of toll lanes into Maryland. Virginia transportation officials unveiled concepts that include congestion pricing along new 495 Express Lanes, dedicated bus lanes and technological enhancements to combat traffic snarls from the Springfield interchange to east of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge.
Virginia weighs 11 more miles of tolled Beltway lanes into Maryland
October 6, 2023