The Virginia Department of Transportation is encouraging truckers driving through Northern Virginia to prepare for the major traffic changes on the Capital Beltway due to the opening of the 495 Express Lanes.
Vehicles with three or more axles are prohibited on the Express Lanes. If vehicles with three or more axles enter the Express Lanes, they could be ticketed by the Virginia State Police.
"We need all drivers to understand the requirements of traveling on the Express Lanes corridor," said John Lynch, VDOT's regional transportation program director. "While vehicles with three or more axles are prohibited on the 495 Express Lanes, any vehicles that inadvertently enter the Express Lanes should continue in the lanes until the next exit. Do not back up or attempt to cross the barriers to exit the lanes."