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I-495 Express Lanes
Owner: Virginia Department of Transportation
Location: Northern Virginia
Construction Cost: $1.5 billion
Project Type: Highways and Bridges, Plants and Paving | Procurement Type: Design-Build; P3
State: Virginia | Status: Completed
The I-495 Express Lanes project is the most significant package of improvements to the Capital Beltway in a generation. Drivers are now given the option of paying a toll for a faster, more predictable trip. Drivers using the HOT lanes also have access to HOV lanes usually limited to vehicles with multiple occupants.
Lane constructed two new lanes in each direction on a 14-mile stretch of I-495 from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road. The project involved the replacement of more than $260 million of aging infrastructure, including 58 bridges and overpasses.
Upgrades were made to 11 major interchanges, major ATMS, construction of more than nearly 13 miles of new sound walls, and a peak workforce of over 1,000 persons.
The project achieved a major safety milestone – five million safe work hours from September 2, 2010 to September 12, 2012 without a lost-time incident.
Numerous awards were presented to Fluor-Lane for this project in the following categories:
- Safety: Fluor Safety Excellence Award; ARTBA 2011 Work Zone Safety Awareness Award; NAPA 2012 Operations Safety Innovation Award
- Development: Excellence in Virginia Government Public-Private Partnership Award
- Finance: Euromoney - Bond Deal of the Year
- Public outreach: VDOT and Megaprojects, Commonwealth of Virginia Award of Excellence, Integrated Communications
- Construction: Construction Management Association of America 2013 Project Achievement Award