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Governor McAuliffe Announces Selection of Private Sector Team to Finance and Deliver I-66 Outside the Beltway Project in Northern Virginia

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth has selected Express Mobility Partners to build express lanes on I-66 Outside the Beltway, following a 16-month procurement process. Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of Cintra, Meridiam, Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA, Inc., will finance, design, build, maintain and operate the project under the Public-Private Transportation Act.

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VDOT COMPLETES ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY OF TRANSFORM 66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY IMPROVEMENTS

Culminating more than two years of extensive study and public involvement, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced it received a "Finding of No Significant Impact" (FONSI) from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway improvements, clearing the way for the project to move forward with design and construction.

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PLANS TO EXTEND I-395 EXPRESS LANES LAUNCHED; Virginia Secretary of Transportation and project leaders kick off project to provide congestion relief and transit improvements; Network of express lanes expected to help unlock gridlock in Northern Virginia

FAIRFAX - Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne today launched the McAuliffe Administration's plans to extend the northern section of the I-395 Express Lanes, providing expansion of a managed lanes network that provides faster and more reliable travel, and new choices to Northern Virginia - one of the most congested regions in the country. The 395 Express Lanes extension, which involves expanding and converting two high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes to three express lanes from north of Edsall Road to Eads Street near the Pentagon, will help ease bottlenecks that occur where the existing 395 Express Lanes end. Improvements to the commuter-heavy Eads Street interchange and transit improvements on the entire I-395/I-95 Corridor are other key benefits of the project. This eight-mile extension is the latest addition to a growing network of express lanes aimed at unlocking gridlock in Northern Virginia.

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Revised Tier 2 Environmental Assessment for I-66 Outside the Beltway Project Now Available for Public Review and Input Public comments due February 4, 2016

FAIRFAX - The Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Tier 2 Revised Environmental Assessment (EA) is now available for public review and comment until February 4, 2016. The Revised EA is based upon the Preferred Alternative design concept for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project.

The project consists of two express lanes alongside three regular lanes in each direction, with space in the median for future transit; dedicated express lanes access points; safety and operational improvements at key interchanges throughout the corridor; new transit services, such as new and expanded park and ride lots and bus service; and corridor-wide bikeway, trail and sidewalk improvements.

The Revised EA may be viewed on the project website at Transform66.org.

VDOT COMMISSIONER SELECTS TOLL CONCESSION PROCUREMENT TO DELIVER I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY IMPROVEMENTS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

ALEXANDRIA – The project to move more people and provide new travel choices on I-66 outside the Beltway in Northern Virginia will be privately financed under a partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the private sector under the Public Private Transportation Act.   VDOT Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick informed the Commonwealth Transportation Board today that it’s in the public’s best interest for the private sector to finance, design, build, maintain and operate the project with oversight from the commonwealth.  

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I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY DESIGN CONCEPT APPROVED BY COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved today the recommended design concept, known as the “Preferred Alternative,” for the I-66 Outside the Beltway Project, as well as a phased implementation approach. The preferred alternative is a combination of various alternatives that were evaluated over the past year to improve 25 miles of I-66 from I-495 in Fairfax County to Route 15 in Haymarket.

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HAYMARKET COMMUTER PARKING LOT LOCATION TO BE RECONSIDERED

FAIRFAX, Va. - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced today that the I-66 Outside the Beltway project team, which includes the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), is working together with Prince William County to implement a commuter parking lot in the vicinity of I-66 and U.S. Route 15 in Haymarket. The parking lot has been identified as part of the overall transit elements supporting the larger.

 

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Private Sector Teams Identified for I-66 Outside the Beltway

RICHMOND – A list of private-sector teams have been advanced to further stages of review in the Request of Qualifications (RFQ) process regarding the delivery of I-66 Outside the Beltway project in Northern Virginia.

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COMMONWEALTH INVITES PRIVATE SECTOR TO SHARE QUALIFICATIONS TO DELIVER I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY PROJECT IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Request for Qualifications issued for industry response

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved this week a resolution allowing the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested private sector teams to share their resources, qualifications and experience to deliver the $2.1 billion I-66 Outside the Beltway project in Northern Virginia under the Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA).  

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I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY DESIGN CONCEPT PRESENTED TO COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Public meetings to be held on recommendation in October

BRISTOL, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) briefed today the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) on the recommended design concept for Transforming I-66 Outside the Beltway.  Referred to as the project’s “preferred alternative,” the recommended approach consists of multi-modal improvements to 25 miles of I-66 from I-495 in Fairfax County to Route 15 in Haymarket.

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COMMONWEALTH TAKES NEXT STEP ON I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY PROJECT
Draft Request for Qualifications posted for industry response

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) posted today a Draft Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested private sector teams to share their resources, qualifications and experience to deliver the $2.1 billion I-66 Outside the Beltway project in Northern Virginia under the Public-Private Transportation Act.  

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COMMONWEALTH MOVING FORWARD TO DETERMINE BEST PROCUREMENT OPTION FOR I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY PROJECT
Independent committee gives the go-ahead to explore P3 options further, public-financed option remains viable alternative

RICHMOND – The commonwealth will further explore procuring the $2.1 billion I-66 Outside the Beltway project under the Public Private Transportation Act (P3 program).  This allows private-sector teams to submit their qualifications, including how they would take on the risk of delivering the project.   Their information will be compared to a publicly-financed procurement, with the goal of selecting the right procurement that will bring the most benefit to the public.  

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COMMONWEALTH OUTLINES PROCESS FOR TRANSFORM66: OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY PROCUREMENT

Today, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick briefed the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) on the process to determine a preferred procurement option for the Transform66: Outside the Beltway project. At this point, the Commissioner outlined that procuring the project as a design-build public finance or as a public-private partnership both remain viable options.

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TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY LAYNE ANNOUNCES FUNDING OPTIONS TO TRANSFORM I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Presentation Includes Analysis Showing Lower Costs, Greater Benefits of Public Financing vs. Typical Public-Private Partnership Concession Option

Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne announced today the initial results of the Commonwealth’s analysis of procurement options for the Transform I-66: Outside the Beltway project.  

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VDOT, DRPT Seek Public Input on I-66 Outside the Beltway Project
Public hearings scheduled for environmental assessment and latest design concepts with reduced impacts

 FAIRFAX - At four upcoming public hearings, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will ask for input on the Tier 2 Environmental Assessment for improvements on Interstate 66 outside the Capital Beltway, as well as revised design concepts that have reduced potential residential relocations by half. This information will be presented at hearings scheduled on May 27 and 28, and June 2 and 3. 

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Gov. McAuliffe Launches Plan to Help Fix I-66
25-mile project would include new express lanes, rapid bus service, park and-ride network

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced a plan to transform traffic-choked Interstate 66 into a multi-modal facility with express lanes, rapid bus service and a park-and-ride network from the Capital Beltway to Haymarket.

 

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