Paula Miller 757-925-1660
Jan. 2, 2018
A REAL TIME TEST OF THE 64 EXPRESS LANES TOLLING SIGNS TO OCCUR BRIEFLY ON WEDNESDAY
Motorists advised the message is only a test
NORFOLK – With just a week until the start of tolling on the I-64 Express Lanes in Norfolk, VDOT continues field testing of the tolling system on the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV 2+) lanes, and testing that will occur on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 will show an unofficial toll rate. Motorists should be advised the rate displayed is only for testing purposes.
A test toll rate will be posted between 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. on January 3, and again from 1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. the same day.
The field testing of VDOT’s electronic tolling equipment for the 64 Express Lanes remains underway to ensure the system is fully functional when tolling begins; however, until the official launch, motorists will not be tolled for using the system.
As testing continues, travelers can expect to see test messages displayed on signs before entering the Reversible Roadway.
VDOT is converting 8.4 miles of HOV-2+ lanes to Express Lanes between the I-64/I-264 Interchange and I-564. When the lanes launch, variable tolling of the 64 Express Lanes will be in effect from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. westbound and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. eastbound Monday through Friday. Drivers wishing to enter the system during operating hours must have a registered E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex transponder. Outside the tolling hours, the 64 Express Lanes will remain free and open to all motorists with no E-ZPass or HOV requirements in effect.
For more information about the 64 Express Lanes visit: www.64ExpressLanes.org.
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