High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV-2+) Systems
Hampton Roads HOV-2+ (High Occupancy Vehicle) Lanes
Whether you're heading to the beach or the world's largest naval base, the HOV-2+ lanes in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk could help you bypass traffic.
With interstates quickly reaching capacity, HOV-2+ lanes were designated on I-64, I-264 and I-564 to connect Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and parts of Norfolk with in-demand destinations. The HOV-2+ lanes were designed to ease traffic for motorists during the most congested travel times.
Sharing a ride and using the HOV-2+ lanes even once or twice a week could make a difference in the quality and cost of your commute. HOV-2+ lanes give motorists traveling with two or more people in the vehicle the benefit of riding in a reserved lane during HOV-2+ hours while freeing up congestion in the general purpose lanes.
If you want to take the HOV-2+ lanes and are interested in starting a carpool or vanpool, call TRAFFIX at 1-800-700-RIDE. TRAFFIX, the regional commuter's resource for transportation alternatives, has a rideshare database that can match you with riders who have similar commutes. You can also visit their website at www.GoTRAFFIX.com.
64 Express Lanes
VDOT operations 8.4 miles of Express Lanes on I-64 between the I-64/I-264 Interchange and I-564 in Norfolk. A funded and properly mounted E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex transponder is required to use the 64 Express Lanes during operating hours. Variable tolling is in effect for solo drivers from 5-9 a.m. westbound and 2-6 p.m. eastbound Monday through Friday. Outside of operating hours the lanes remain free and open to all motorists with no E-ZPass or HOV requirements.
For more information about the 64 Express Lanes please visit www.64ExpressLanes.org.
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