Monument Drive at I-66 will be modified to add full-time Express Lanes access to the east and west. In addition, a new parking garage is being built with project funding.
Monument Drive Ramps Open to Full-time, Two-way Traffic
The Monument Drive ramps to I-66 East and from I-66 West converted from alternating, one-way travel to full-time, two-way travel on Wednesday, September 2. Drivers on Monument Drive traveling to I-66 East, and drivers on I-66 West traveling to Monument Drive are now permitted to use the ramps 24 hours a day.
Monument Drive Parking Garage
The Monument Drive Commuter Parking Garage and Transit Center will include a garage with 820 parking spaces and a transit center with eight bus bays, kiss-and-ride area, secure bicycle storage, bicycle racks and a Connector store. It will be located at the intersection of Government Center Parkway and Monument Drive, adjacent to the future Express Lanes ramps at Monument Drive.
The project is currently in the design phase with construction anticipated to begin in December 2021. The estimated total cost of this project is $43 million to be funded with $38.5 million from Transform 66 concession project funds and $4.5 million from local funds.
What Neighbors Can Expect
What Drivers Can Expect
|Traffic shifts on I-66 near Monument Drive||Ongoing|
|Existing Monument Drive ramps open to full-time, two-way travel||September 2, 2020|
|Construction of Express Lanes ramp on west side of Monument Drive begins||2021|
|Parking garage construction begins||December 2021|
|Express Lanes open||Late 2022|