I-495 Beltway Express Lanes promotion lets drivers try highway for free

Drivers will get the chance to try out the I-495 Beltway Express Lanes this weekend for free.

No E-ZPass will be required during the special promotion April 6 and 7, the Old Town Alexandria Patch reports.

The $2 billion Express Lanes opened in Nov. on a 14-mile stretch of the Beltway in northern Virginia. Drivers pay a toll that varies depending on the length of the trip and traffic volume.

Two-axle vehicles will not be charged a toll during the promotional weekend, which will last from 12:01 a.m. Saturday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

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