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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. 

Man-Hours Worked Safely Without Incident
Awards for Excellence


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.

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.

Technical Highlights

The project includes:

  • 11 major interchanges
  • major Advanced Traffic Management Systems
  • 13 miles of new sound walls
  • a peak workforce of over 1,000 people.


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