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I-66 Corridor Improvements

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in coordination with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), will upgrade I-66 outside the Beltway to include:

  • Three regular lanes in each direction
  • Two express lanes in each direction from Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway) to Gainesville (University Boulevard)
  • New and expanded transit service and park-and-ride lots
  • Interchange improvements to enhance safety and reduce congestion, including auxiliary lanes between interchanges, where needed

The improvements will provide new travel choices, while enhancing transportation safety and travel reliability.

About I-66 Express Mobility Partners 

I-66 express mobility partners
I-66 Express Mobility Partners (EMP) is a consortium of two of the world’s most experienced public-private infrastructure companies – Cintra and Meridiam Infrastructure.

The design-build team for the project, FAM Construction, is a joint venture between Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers, VA Inc.

How Express Lanes Work

The proposed express lanes would be dynamically-priced toll lanes that are designed to provide a reliable, faster trip.

Drivers traveling with three or more occupants would be considered high occupancy vehicles, and could use the express lanes free at any time.

Transit Options: A Key Priority

A transit and transportation demand management (TDM) planning process is underway by VDOT and DRPT, in coordination with the development of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

The transit / TDM recommendations, which are integral to the overall project, are focused on:

  • Efficient use of public transportation infrastructure and services
  • Reduction in congestion
  • Increase in the availability and reliability of travel choices
  • Improvement in the attractiveness, reliability and quality of transit
  • Increase in park-and-ride space supply, convenience and availability
  • Effective use of the region’s developed and emerging managed lanes network, including I-66, I-495, Interstate 395 and Interstate 95 through Integrated Corridor Management (ICM)

For additional information, see the transit exhibits from the public information meetings held in January and February 2015.

Transportation Management Plan

A Transportation Management Plan (TMP) consists of strategies to manage the work zone impacts of a project.

The goals of the Transform66 TMP include:

  • Maintaining mobility during construction
  • Enhancing public and worker safety
  • Providing reliable information so travelers can better plan their trips throughout the construction zone

The Transform 66 strategies include:

  • Fare reductions and incentives for using buses, vanpools, carpools
  • Teleworking during construction
  • Enhanced incident response capacity in the workzone to clear accidents quickly and safely
  • Increased monitoring and management of the local road network impacted by changes in traffic flow during construction
  • Timely information about the construction projects and the current impacts on travelers

Click here for the Transform 66 TMP.

Environmental Analysis

Learn about the Tier 1 and Tier 2 environmental analyses for the I-66 Corridor Improvements.