Transforming I-66 Outside the Beltway


Name: Transforming I-66 Outside the Beltway
Description: Work is underway to transform Northern Virginia’s Interstate 66 into a multimodal corridor that moves more people, provides reliable trips and offers new travel options.
Venue: Piney Branch Elementary School
Address: 8301 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA 20136
Dates: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 06:00 PM - Thursday, November 16, 2017, 08:30 PM
Website: http://outside.transform66.org/default.asp

Work is underway to transform Northern Virginia’s Interstate 66 into a multimodal corridor that moves more people, provides reliable trips and offers new travel options.

The $2.3 billion I-66 Outside the Beltway Project is a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and private partner, I-66 Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of Cintra, Meridiam, Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA Inc.

The I-66 Outside the Beltway Project will include:

  • 22.5 miles of new express lanes alongside three regular lanes from I-495 to University Boulevard in Gainesville
  • Express lanes will be dynamically tolled to manage demand for the lanes and provide a reliable, faster trip – available to drivers who choose to pay a toll, and for free to vehicles with three or more people
  • New and improved bus service and transit routes
  • New and expanded park and ride lots providing convenient access to the express lanes and more than 4,000 new park and ride spaces
  • Interchange improvements to enhance safety and reduce congestion, including auxiliary lanes between interchanges, where needed

Design Public Hearings on the Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway Project will be held November 13, 14 and 16. The hearings will feature an open house format to enable the public to view designs and other materials. Staff from the Virginia Department of Transportation; its private partner, I-66 Express Mobility Partners; and the design-build contractor, FAM Construction will be available to answer questions. A formal presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

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Truman Lewis
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