Tag Archives: I-495

I-495, Capital Beltway in Northern Virginia opened 50 years ago today

It was on this day fifty years ago that the Capital Beltway, Interstate 495, was completed in Northern Virginia. I suppose many commuters would have found it opening a day earlier more apropos as the road seems more a burden than anything else and the SPEED LIMIT 55 signs to be a mockery.

The crumbling Beltway

Beneath the surface, the Beltway crumbles – The Post The core infrastructure of the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495 and between Springfield, Va. and Beltsville, Md. also Interstate 95) is approaching the end of its usable life. Under the surface of all but some recently restored segments, fissures are spreading, cracks are widening and the once-solid

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I-495 Capital Beltway express lanes losing money, saving time for some

Recently, I overheard somebody praising the new Transurban I-495 EZ Pass Express Lanes (also known as HOT Lanes for High Occupancy or Toll) because “they respond to the marketplace in real time” or something along those lines. Overall though, the marketplace response seems to be “not interested.” Over the first few months of operation, the

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