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November 13, 2012
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Soon to be opened express lanes are empty, left, as northbound traffic is heavy on Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway, near Tysons Corner in Fairfax County, Va., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. The $2 billion, 14-mile, decade-in-the-making Express Lanes are set to open Nov. 17. The four Express Lanes, two northbound and two southbound, supplement the existing eight lanes on the Virginia side of the Beltway.

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Automobiles drive on Interstate 495 South, the Capital Beltway, left, while soon to be opened express lanes, right, wait for traffic near Tysons Corner in Fairfax County, Va., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. The $2 billion, 14-mile, decade-in-the-making Express Lanes are set to open Nov. 17. The four Express Lanes, two northbound and two southbound, supplement the existing eight lanes on the Virginia side of the Beltway.

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A driver waits to turn onto Route 7, near the Interstate 495, Capital Beltway, interchange at Tysons Corner in Fairfax County, Va., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. The $2 billion, 14-mile, decade-in-the-making Express Lanes are set to open Nov. 17. The four Express Lanes, two northbound and two southbound, supplement the existing eight lanes on the Virginia side of the Beltway.

Cliff Owen photo

Thin, flexible, barriers separate the express lanes, right, from southbound Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway, traffic near Tysons Corner in Fairfax County, Va., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. E-Z-Pass readers are affixed over the express lanes on Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway, in Fairfax County, Va., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. The $2 billion, 14-mile, decade-in-the-making Express Lanes are set to open Nov. 17. The four Express Lanes, two northbound and two southbound, supplement the existing eight lanes on the Virginia side of the Beltway.

Cliff Owen photo

E-Z-Pass readers are affixed over the express lanes on Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway, in Fairfax County, Va., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. The four express lanes, two northbound and two southbound, supplement the existing eight lanes on the Virginia side of the Beltway. The $2 billion, 14-mile, decade-in-the-making Express Lanes are set to open Nov. 17. The four Express Lanes, two northbound and two southbound, supplement the existing eight lanes on the Virginia side of the Beltway.