In January 2019, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a $1 billion investment to reduce congestion on Northern Virginia highways in partnership with the private sector. The effort includes four new congestion relieving projects on Interstates 495 and 95 including, for one section of highway, providing two reversible Express Lanes of new tolled capacity, which will be available at no charge to HOV 3+ and transit riders. The announced improvement projects add to the more than 55 miles of roadways in the region that use dynamic tolling to manage congestion. As of 2017, the existing Express Lanes have generated $6.3 billion in economic activity and reduced the average travel time on I-95 by 17.5 minutes.
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