64 Express Lanes Reversible Roadway, Norfolk:
The Chesapeake Express Lanes are open. Whether driving alone or with passengers—are invited to test drive the new Chesapeake Express Lanes toll-free for the next several weeks to familiarize themselves with navigating this new roadway and its multiple entrance and exit points along the corridor.
While final tolling systems testing and installation of remaining white delineator posts and pavement markings are underway, motorists may encounter additional lane closures during the daytime and overnight hours as needed. These closures ensure the safety of our crews while still allowing the region’s motorists the benefit of earlier access to these new travel lanes as soon as possible outside of these closure periods.
Upon the start of Chesapeake’s high-occupancy tolling operations, estimated to begin no earlier than March 17, motorists driving alone will now experience additional commuting choices. These solo drivers are now provided the option to choose the free general purpose lanes or pay a variable toll to use the Express Lanes with an E-ZPass transponder—an option not previously available to solo drivers under the former HOV-2 restrictions during peak travel periods. For vehicles with two or more passengers, the Express Lanes will remain free with a required E-ZPass Flex transponder switched to “HOV-On.” Regardless of which lanes motorists choose, Express Lanes are designed to improve congestion and overall travel times for motorists in both the general purpose and Express Lanes.
View real-time traffic conditions and road closures by visiting www.511virginia.org or by downloading the free 511 mobile app.
If you travel in the peak direction during rush hours on the 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk (5 a.m.-9 a.m. westbound and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. westbound), you must have a funded and properly mounted E-ZPass in your vehicle. If you are an HOV-2+ driver, an E-ZPass Flex allows you to use the lanes free when switched to HOV mode.
Visit www.EZPassVA.com to get your E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex.