Thursday, March 28, 2013
Seven new locations will show miles and minutes to destinations beginning in April with additional signs expected by summer.
How slow can you go? That and other questions will be answered beginning Tuesday on Interstate 66, when motorists will begin to see travel times displayed on additional overhead message boards spanning the 35 miles from Washington to Haymarket. The Virginia Department of Transportation has posted the number of miles and minutes since August 2011 to key destinations at three locations between the Beltway and Gainsville. Several more locations will be added by summer — two on I-66 and four locations on major roads approaching I-66. Congestion Conundrum: Rail or Roads? We already know traffic in the Washington metro area is the worst in the country, according to the Texas Transportation Institute. How to alleviate congestion in Northern …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 67th District
Tuesday, January 15
Beltway Express Lanes are now open. The I-495 Express Lanes consist of 14 miles of new road capacity (two lanes in each direction) on I-495 between the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road. These Express lanes are free to vehicles traveling with three or more occupants. They provide, for the first time, HOV connections from the Beltway to other HOV routes including I-95, I-395, I-66 and the Dulles Toll Road. Vehicles carrying fewer than three occupants can pay a toll to ride in the Express Lanes. Prices for the Express Lanes change according to traffic volume. All Express Lane drivers must have an EZ Pass, and HOV-3 riders must obtain a special EZ-Pass “Flex” transponder from VDOT in order to ride for free. See: …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A ramp connecting I-66 to I-495 will close on Friday, Oct. 12.
Depending on the way you get to work, your morning commute may be getting a little bit longer starting in a few weeks. The HOV ramp connecting the eastbound lanes of Interstate 66 to the Capital Beltway will close following morning rush hour on Friday, Oct. 12 and re-open later this year as an Express Lanes ramp. A spokesman for Virginia Megaprojects explained in a press statement, "HOV-drivers affected by this new traffic pattern are urged to follow highway message signs that will be in place along I-66, approaching I-495. Drivers should expect additional delays in this area for several weeks, and should allow extra time in their commutes." For details about the Express Lanes, how they work and when they are planned to open for drivers, …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Expect delays of 30 minutes or more as the Virginia Department of Transportation blocks off multiple I-66W lanes in phases starting at 9 p.m. Friday.
Motorists may want to consider avoiding I-66 west at I-495 this weekend as construction crews will be closing lanes and diverting traffic. The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to block off multiple I-66W lanes in phases starting at 9 p.m. Friday. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday. Here's what you need to know: Expect traffic delays of 30 minutes or more.
Friday, June 1, 2012
The community can submit questions and/or comments until June 29.
VDOT hosted a community meeting at the Sully Government Center on Tuesday to discuss issues with the Route 28/Interstate 66 interchange. Consultants are in the beginning stages of conducting the Preliminary Interchange Study which is designed to: There will be several items to consider during the study, including future traffic volumes, Fairfax County Park Authority land and an existing facility near the interchange. VDOT is still working on acquiring funding for the study, which is expected to cost $10 million. The entire project is estimated to cost $75-$125 million. This doesn't include costs for the following projects which are currently underway: A website dedicated to the Preliminary Interchange Study is being developed for the …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Year-long study will examine navigating the highway by public transportation, bike and roadways.
A Virginia Department of Transportation study now in the public comment phase could offer ways to make commuting along Interstate-66 more efficient. The I-66 Multimodal Study is looking at 11 mobility options — HOV lanes, bicycle and pedestrian corridor access and highway improvements among them — to move commuters along the busy stretch of road between I-495 and the Roosevelt Bridge more quickly. Kanti Srikanth, transportation planning director for VDOT, said the study is also looking at a variety of supportive multimodal improvement options like moving commuters by bicycle or mass transit, implementing transportation demand management and utilizing other roadways to alleviate congestion on the road, especially during peak hours. “The …