What Drivers Need to Know Before the Express Lanes Open:
- All drivers, including carpoolers, will need an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex for the all-electronic 495 Express Lanes.
- Pricing will change for the Express Lanes based on real-time traffic conditions to manage the demand for the lanes, keeping the Express Lanes moving. The technology being tested will help keep the Express Lanes free flowing.
- Signage in advance of each entry point will show the price to three destinations. Drivers will lock in their rate when they enter the Express Lanes.
- The Express Lanes are expected to be completed by December 2012.