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 I-495 (the Capital Beltway) to Gainesville (University Boulevard);
- New and expanded transit service and park-and-ride lots; and
- 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
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 for 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 the following objectives:
- 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, I-395 and I-95 through Integrated Corridor Management (ICM)
For additional information, please see the transit exhibits from the Public Information Meetings that were held in January and February 2015.
Transportation Management Plan (TMP)
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 & worker safety; and, 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.