Dulles Toll Road

The Dulles Toll Road is an eight-lane, toll road that runs “outside” of the Dulles Access Road. The road was built in 1984 by the Virginia Department of Transportation. The road was designed to help commuters get the the outer suburbs of Virginia while avoiding the excessive traffic on the Dulles Access Road. It starts in Capital Beltway near West Falls Church and connects from Interstate 66 to Washington, D.C. In 1992, a High Occupancy Vehicle lane, or HOV was built. HOV lanes originally had restrictions but these were quickly lifted when a fourth lane was constructed. A group of five companies in 2005, submitted proposals to have VDOT make the road private. This would mean that any payments made to the roll would be used for Virginia transportation. In 2006, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) took over the operation of the Dulles Toll Road from VDOT.