State Route 195 in Virginia
State Route 195 or SR-195 is a state route and highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Also known as the Downtown Expressway, the toll road begins at Interstate 195 where SR-76 Powhite Parkway becomes SR-195. The highway has 2×3 lanes and is sunken. There is a toll station halfway through. The highway ends at Interstate 95.
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On February 3, 1976, the highway between I-195 and 7th Street opened for 3 miles. On August 25, 1976, a 1-kilometer extension opened to I-95, only toward Washington. On September 1, 1977, the connection to Petersburg opened, completing the Downtown Expressway.
Every day, around 54,000 vehicles use the 5-kilometre-long connection.
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As of September 8, 2008, tolls for the Downtown Expressway are $0.70 for a passenger car and $1 for large trucks.
State Route 199 in Virginia
State Route 199, also known as the Humelsine Parkway is a parkway and partial freeway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The road forms a bypass of Williamsburg. The route is 23 kilometers long.
SR-199 begins at a semi-grade grade intersection with Interstate 64 on the north side of Williamsburg and then becomes a 2×2 lane freeway along the west side of Williamsburg. The south ring is at one level with traffic lights, the east ring is again at grade with a cloverleaf cloverleaf with I-64 east of Williamsburg. SR-199 ends shortly after I-64.
The eastern ring is the oldest and opened in the early 1990s or earlier. At that time, the south ring also existed as a single-lane road. The northwestern part opened around 1995. The highway along the west side of Williamsburg opened to traffic in the second half of the 1990s.
In 2011, 22,000 to 36,000 vehicles drove daily on SR-199 around Williamsburg.
State Route 267 in Virginia
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The Dulles Airport Toll Road or State Route 267 is a toll road and state route in the U.S. state of Virginia. The highway runs from Falls Church in the Washington metropolitan area to Leesburg. The highway is 46 kilometers long.
In Falls Church, SR-267 branches off Interstate 66, running 2×2 lanes northwest. At Tysons Corner, one crosses Interstate 495, Washington’s ring road. After that, the toll road section starts, the 2×2 lanes in the central reservation are toll-free, but the outer lanes have toll gates. The toll road serves commuters, while travelers to Dulles International Airport can travel toll-free. The toll lanes have 2×4 lanes. One passes through the increasingly thinning suburban area on the west side of Washington. Near the airport, the highway splits into 2×2 lanes to the airport terminals, and 2×2 lanes to the northwest. The road here is called the Dulles Greenway. The highway ends at US 15, Leesburg’s ring road.
In 1962, the Dulles Airport Access Road (THERE) opened. This 2×2 lane highway ran from Dulles Airport to I-495 for 20 kilometers and was constructed by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). On December 22, 1982, an extension to I-66 opened. In 1984, the Dulles Toll Road (DTR), a toll road parallel to the toll-free DAAR, opened. In 1995, the Dulles Greenway opened, an extension from Dulles Airport to the remote suburb of Leesburg.
The toll road section includes two separate toll roads, the 26 km long Dulles Toll Road, which was built by VDOT. The Dulles Greenway is a 20 kilometer extension to Leesburg that is privately managed.
The Dulles Toll Road toll will be used to fund 50 percent of the Washington Subway’s new Silver Line, which will run from downtown Tysons Corner to Dulles Airport. The toll charge is increased several times for this. However, this is considered a financially dangerous plan because if the toll charges become so high that people no longer use the toll road, there is a big gap for the construction of the metro line and the maintenance of the toll road. After toll increases on the Dulles Greenway, use of that section of the toll road fell by 20 percent in 2009.
In 2011, 27,000 vehicles drove daily at Leesburg, rising sharply to 90,000 vehicles east of SR-28 and Dulles Airport. This gradually increases eastward, to a maximum of 127,000 vehicles off I-495. The last stretch to I-66 has 63,000 vehicles.