Chesapeake Expressway Photos - May 2001

Here are 9 photos taken on May 26, 2001. The expressway was opened to traffic on May 23, 2001.

Chesapeake Expressway, looking north, from the Indian Creek Road overpass.
Chesapeake Expressway, looking north, from the Indian Creek Road overpass. This photo was taken from the same vantage point as the previous photo, but it was taken with a 135mm (2.7x) telephoto lens, instead of the 50mm (1.0x) regular lens used previously. The off-ramp sign says "168 BUSINESS - Battlefield Blvd".
Chesapeake Expressway, looking south toward the mainline toll plaza, from the Indian Creek Road overpass.
Chesapeake Expressway, looking south toward the mainline toll plaza, from the Indian Creek Road overpass. This photo was taken from the same vantage point as the previous photo, but it was taken with a 135mm (2.7x) telephoto lens, instead of the 50mm (1.0x) regular lens used previously. The leftmost sign says "SMART TAG ONLY - 45 MPH".
Chesapeake Expressway, looking north, from the Peaceful Road overpass. The overpass in the distance is relocated Battlefield Boulevard, and just beyond that is the point where the new expressway joins into the Great Bridge Bypass as one seamless expressway, and the Hanbury Road interchange is just beyond that.
Southbound on the Chesapeake Expressway, approaching the Benefit Road overpass. As the distance sign says, the toll plaza is two miles ahead.
Southbound on the Chesapeake Expressway, approaching Indian Creek Road overpass and the toll plaza which is just beyond the overpass.
Southbound on the Chesapeake Expressway, approaching the toll plaza. The inside lane is for "SMART TAG ONLY" as the lighted sign overhead says, and Smart Tag users can pass through it at up to 45 mph without stopping. Modern toll roads in the world are now being built with electronic toll collection where a user can obtain a transponder that deducts money from the user's toll account each time they use the toll road. Manual and automatic toll lanes are also available to the right.
Chesapeake Expressway, looking south, from the Peaceful Road overpass, looking south onto the Chesapeake Expressway. The Hillcrest Road interchange is at the bend of the highway in the distance.

All photos by Scott Kozel.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 5-26-2001, updated 11-1-2003)