Richmond is where my tax dollars go. But they don't come back. Since our anti-NoVa legislature refuses to provide adequate funding for roads in the area, it's now up to a (say it with me) corporation to build extra lanes along the Beltway.
But it will cost you an unspecified, variable amount to travel these lanes, at all times of the day. And even though state funds will be used to help build the lanes, the company keeps the toll revenue, just as with the Dulles Toll Road (which sucks up $1.50 from me every work day).
Bleh. I'll be in the Hispanic lanes, with the rest of the traffic.