Express Lanes Coming to Hampton Roads
Every day thousands of drivers sit in traffic on I-64, between the I-64/I-264 Interchange and I-564 in Norfolk.
But as the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) converts 8.4 miles of underused High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes -- meant for vehicles with two or more riders -- to Express Lanes on I-64, commuters will have a more reliable, less congested commute that will provide travel choices.
Motorists choosing the Express Lanes will help ease traffic in the General Purpose lanes, and Express drivers will see more consistent speeds with fewer commuters in their lanes.
Conversion is expected to shift about 17% of vehicles from the General Purpose Lanes to the Express Lanes.
The cost for travel in the Express Lanes is based on Dynamic Pricing, determined on a transaction basis using a single gantry system. Dynamic Pricing is also determined by the number of vehicles in the Express Lanes at the time of use.
Above: "Commuter Advocate" Deputy Secretary of Transportation Grindly Johnson (left) shares need to know information about the 64 Express Lanes coming online in December.
Public Outreach: What you need to know
VDOT is working to ensure you have all the information you need before the 64 Express Lanes come online in December. The project team, including Deputy Secretary of Transportation Grindly Johnson, has been conducting outreach events to the military, government, business and civic organizations throughout Hampton Roads. If you would like to plan an event for your organization, e-mail us with "Express Lanes Presentation" in the subject line.
Above: Deputy Secretary of Transportation Grindly Johnson (right) explains the many benefits of the 64 Express Lanes coming to Hampton Roads this December.