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Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project

Work is underway to transform Northern Virginia’s Interstate 66 into a multimodal corridor that moves traffic and people quicker and in a more reliable way. The project scope includes:

  • Two express lanes in each direction from I-495 (Capital Beltway) to Gainesville (University Boulevard)
  • Three general purpose lanes in each direction
  • New transit service and park-and-ride lots
  • Safety and operational improvements at key interchanges

In late June 2016, VDOT completed its environmental study process by receiving 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. The FONSI was issued after review of VDOT’s Tier 2 Final Environmental Assessment (EA), which was carried out between July 2014 and June 2016, and studied the environmental consequences associated with multimodal transportation improvements for I-66 outside the Beltway.

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2017.

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Public involvement and input are critical elements in the development and delivery of transportation projects. VDOT is providing an online discussion forum for comments and discussion related to the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project. We welcome suggestions and comments. If you prefer to make a comment that is not visible on the discussion board, please email us at Transform66@VDOT.Virginia.gov or complete an online comment form.

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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.

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This is an essential step toward bringing faster, more reliable trips to tens of thousands of daily I-66 users. We now have the 'green light' in remaking I-66 and providing new ways to move more people with greater efficiency. Helen Cuervo,
Northern Virginia District Engineer
Virginia Department of Transportation
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