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Project would extend HOT lanes

The Post's Ashley Halsey III writes that the private firm building Virginia's high-occupancy toll lanes has proposed extending them a mile and a half closer to the Maryland border.

The current planned ending point for the lanes on the Capital Beltway is just north of the Dulles Toll Road. The extension would carry HOT lane traffic almost to the George Washington Parkway, which runs near the banks of the Potomac River.

It would be paid for by Fluor-Transurban, the consortium of two private firms that partnered with the Virginia Department of Transportation to build the lanes. The state and civic groups would need to approve the project.

The HOT lanes are already Virginia's most ambitious and expensive highway project, widening the Beltway over a 14-mile stretch at a cost of $2 billion.

The full story is available here.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 9, 2010; 2:35 PM ET
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