Monthly Archives: March 2015

Residents Discuss I-66 Transformation Impacts at Kilmer Middle School

Nearly 300 people attended Dunn Loring Village’s neighborhood meeting at Kilmer Middle School on I-66 Transformation last Saturday, March 21.  Residents gathered to learn about the project from VDOT and ask questions. Many expressed deep concern over the home takings, … Continue reading

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Huge Turnout at VDOT Meeting Over I-66 Widening Concerns

It was great to see over 280 neighbors turn out to ask questions and get answers from VDOT and elected officials today about I-66 widening through our neighborhoods.  In addition to so many concerned residents, Delegate Marcus Simon, Delegate Mark … Continue reading

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Del. Keam Raises Concerns with VDOT Over I-66 Proposals

Virginia Delegate Mark Keam was quoted in the Vienna Patch, raising concerns about VDOT’s I-66 widening project due to the severe negative effects on local communities. The so-called “Tier 2” proposal includes widening the lanes so much that the construction … Continue reading

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Theories on the Value of Tolling Don’t Impress These Commuters

Robert Thomson at the Washington Post has an interesting article and Q&A about VDOT’s planned tolls on I-66.  While the value by these tolls offered to the region is still very unclear, what is clear is that VDOT has a … Continue reading

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Are the I-95 Express Lanes Improving Traffic In NoVa?

Before VDOT rushes to build more express lanes on I-66, taking much private land and family homes in the process, it is worth taking a step back to examine the new express lanes already operating on other Northern Virginia Interstate … Continue reading

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NBC 4 Reports on I-66 Impacts

Adam Tuss reported on the local losses of homes and businesses if the planned I-66 widening project goes forward.  One detail that needs clarifying is the number of homes affected.  The VDOT plans involve property takings from over 100 residences.  … Continue reading

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Express Lanes Contract has Non-Compete Clause

Did you know that the brand new I-95/I-395 Toll Express Lanes contract have effectively non-compete clauses buried in VDOT’s contract with Transurban Limited, the Australian operator of the roadway?  Specifically, VDOT must compensate Transurban if it makes improvements to parallel … Continue reading

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