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.
Get a closer look at what’s planned through the Transform 66 Interactive Map.
Commuter bus service is currently available through OmniRide, serving the Pentagon, L’Enfant Plaza, and Navy Yard..
Construction Update (Updated September 7, 2021)
University Boulevard ramps are being constructed to connect with the future I-66 Express Lanes to and from the east. (May 19, 2021)
More than 1,000 spaces are available at the University Boulevard Park-and-Ride Lot (seen here on a Sunday), with about 1,000 more yet to open. Work continues on new ramps on the east side of University Boulevard in the upper right corner of the photo. Clearing at the top of the picture is not part of the Transform 66 Project. (June 29, 2021)
What Drivers Can Expect
|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|