Commutes Could Get Longer for HOV Drivers on I-66
A ramp connecting I-66 to I-495 will close on Friday, Oct. 12.
Depending on the way you get to work, your morning commute may be getting a little bit longer starting in a few weeks.
The HOV ramp connecting the eastbound lanes of Interstate 66 to the Capital Beltway will close following morning rush hour on Friday, Oct. 12 and re-open later this year as an Express Lanes ramp.
A spokesman for Virginia Megaprojects explained in a press statement, "HOV-drivers affected by this new traffic pattern are urged to follow highway message signs that will be in place along I-66, approaching I-495. Drivers should expect additional delays in this area for several weeks, and should allow extra time in their commutes."
For details about the Express Lanes, how they work and when they are planned to open for drivers, read this Patch article.
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported the ramp will close Friday, Oct. 5. The article has been changed to reflect the correct date.