The I-95 express lanes project is almost done, but if traffic in some of the 29 mile stretch every day is a clue, it could be a long summer for drivers.
Mike McGurk with Flour Transurban says you'll need and EZ Pass or Flex Transponder to use them, for a fee. They cost a one time $35 and that money will be banked for use on tolls here and anywhere it's accepted. They're available by phone or online at www.95expresslanes.com and also in-person at most area Giant or Wegmans' stores AAA offices.
If you ride in a van pool, slug or use HOV3, you should get the flex type. It comes with a switch you can flip and when you're in them with three or more people, you can avoid the tolls altogether.
The work should wrap up later this year and the 29 miles of toll lanes will be open, starting in Stafford County north, by early 2015.