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About the Project

University Boulevard (Gainesville) Park and Ride Lot

The Transform 66 Project is expanding transit and carpool use in the I-66 corridor by adding a new park and ride lot in Gainesville at University Boulevard and Route 29 (Lee Highway).  About 1,000 spaces opened on Oct. 7, 2019, to support carpool, vanpool, and OmniRide commuter bus service during construction. When complete in 2022, the lot will include more than 2,000 spaces and offer direct access to the new Express Lanes from ramps at University Boulevard. 

Details include:

  • 2,046 commuter parking spaces by project opening, with room to expand to 2,500 spaces.
  • Four bus bays with covered waiting areas and real-time bus service information.
  • Designated locations with covered waiting areas for carpool/slugging, as well as a kiss-and-ride area.
  • Ample room and easy access for vanpool parking.
  • Amenities such as real-time parking availability information, covered bicycle racks, lighting, and security cameras.

Get a closer look at what’s planned through the Transform 66 Interactive Map.

Commuter bus service is currently available through OmniRideserving the Pentagon, L’Enfant Plaza, and Navy Yard..

Construction Update (Updated October 29, 2021)

  • Concrete pours for the expanded University Boulevard bridge deck have been completed.
  • Modifications of University Boulevard between Route 29 and the Park and Ride driveway are expected to begin in August and will continue for a few months.

University Boulevard ramps are being constructed to connect with the future I-66 Express Lanes to and from the east.  (May 19, 2021)

The University Boulevard Park-and-Ride Lot will have easy access to the Express Lanes using new ramps that are being constructed on the east side of University Boulevard, visible in the upper right corner of the photo. Clearing at the top of the picture is not part of the Transform 66 Project. (September 24, 2021)

What Drivers Can Expect

  • Construction-related detours and stoppages may be in place periodically.
  • New traffic patterns may be implemented as construction progresses.
  • Drivers should slow down, stay focused, and be alert for construction crews.

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Anticipated Schedule Dates
Clearing activities began June 2018
Excavation, berm work, blasting operations Winter 2018
First 1,000 spaces available October 7, 2019
Express Lanes open December 2022


Concept Plans (Gainesville) - PDF, 7.2MB
Concept Plans (Gainesville) - PDF, 9.5MB
OmniRide Commuter Bus Service to Pentagon - Website
Press Release - Website