Va. Express Lanes to Be Marked With Purple Stripes

Another purple line is coming the the D.C. area, but officials hope this line will help commuters easily identify Virginia's Express Lanes.

Drivers will start seeing new purple lane stripes on highways by mid-July.

The 4-inch, purple stripes will be painted inside the white and yellow stripes that lead to the Express lanes. The stripes are supposed to make it clear that you are entering the Express Lanes. 

The purple lane striping will be added to the following locations:

  • 95 Express Lanes:
    • Northbound:
       95 Express Lanes entrance near Dumfries Road
       95 Express Lanes entrance near Cardinal Drive
       95 Express Lanes entrance near Franconia-Springfield Parkway
    • Southbound:
       95 Express Lanes entrance between Lorton Road and Route 123
       95 Express Lanes entrance north of Edsall Road
  • 495 Express Lanes:
    • Northbound 495 Express Lanes entrance near I-95/395/495 interchange
    • Regular Capital Beltway lanes between the southbound 495 Express Lanes exit and 95 Express Lanes entrance
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