$20 million federal grant to help fund I-95 HOT lanes

A $20 million federal grant toward construction of high-occupancy toll lanes on Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia will help cement a tentative deal the state struck this month with a private contractor to build the $940 million project. Fluor-Transurban, the company currently building toll lanes on Virginia’s portion of the Capital Beltway, has agreed to build 29 miles of HOT lanes between Edsall Road in Fairfax County and Garrisonville Road in Stafford County. The deal calls for Fluor-Transurban to foot $843 million of the cost, while the state contributes $97 million.