August 1 Groundbreaking for I-66 Inside-the-Beltway Tolling Project

The Washington Post reports, “Drivers on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway this summer are going to notice the first signs of the project that will bring tolling to the rush-hour lanes next year. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is scheduled to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the project Monday [August 1].” The construction work will primarily involve erecting gantries and other tolling system infrastructure. “All drivers using this portion of I-66 inside the Beltway at rush hour will wind up needing an E-ZPass to pay the variable toll or an E-ZPass Flex set to ‘HOV’ to claim the toll exemption for two-person carpools,” the newspaper adds.