(WUSA9) -- Wednesday, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced Transurban, the operator of the 495 Express Lanes and 95 Express Lanes, has relocated its U.S. headquarters from New York City to Fairfax County.
The 495 Express Lanes opened in November 2012. "As we celebrated the opening of the 495 Express Lanes in Fairfax County last fall, Governor McDonnell urged us during the ceremony to move our U.S. headquarters to Virginia," said Jennifer Aument, The Group General Manager of North America, Transurban in a press release on Wednesday. "We're pleased to officially call Virginia our home base as we continue to partner with Virginia on innovative transportation solutions that keep Virginians moving."
Transurban's Fairfax County headquarters employs 50 people with approximately another 60 who support the project with contracting roles at the Express Lanes Operations Center, according to the governor.
Construction of the 95 Express Lanes is underway on I-95 from the Edsall Road area in Fairfax County to Garrisonville Road in Stafford County. They are expected to open in early 2015.