Virginia’s plans for HOT lanes on Interstate 95 may not be dead just yet. The state and the consortium picked to build the lanes are coming up with a new blueprint for a project aimed at easing northern Virginia’s gridlock.
The high-occupancy toll lanes were supposed to be built between Spotsylvania County and the Pentagon, but the project has been on hold since August because of a number of factors -- financing being one of them.
“In the current economic environment, capital is much less available and more expensive,” project spokeswoman Jennifer Aument told the Washington Examiner. “We’re actively pursuing a variety of innovative options to help make the project work.”
These would be the second HOT lanes in northern Virginia. Construction is well under way on lanes on the Beltway.