The Virginia Department of Transportation (“VDOT”) proposes to expand I-66/I-495/Gallows Rd starting in 2017 (the “Transform 66 Project”). The Transform 66 Project includes taking (and destroying) 35 homes and parts of 109 properties, including land from the Bull Run Regional Park, the Manassas National Battlefield Park, Stenwood Elementary, and other public spaces.
Transportation in Northern Virginia needs to be improved. However, improvements to I-66 can and should be done within the existing right-of-way, as has occurred in Arlington. Moreover, rather than endless (and ultimately fruitless) expansions of I-66, we believe VDOT and the Commonwealth of Virginia should invest in further developing public transportation infrastructure, such as the Metro, the Virginia Railway Express (“VRE”), and commuter buses in our region.
This site is for anyone interested in joining the effort to #savedunnloring, #savevienna, and Transform 66 Wisely.
It seems the VDOT is entering into expensive PPP agreements that are detrimental to public and commuter interests.
It is hard to see the rationale of reducing the # of free rush hour lanes
Or adding toll lanes on Va public roads.
I don’t know what the experience has been with toll lanes on 395, 495 or I-95
RFP NO. MP20150623
The lighting recently installed at the I66/RT 28 interchange is extremely obtrusive and is creating light pollution in all surrounding neighborhoods. How do we fight this and make them correct this issue. Forget about the fact that the noise levels are current well above 65 dba. What will the noise levels be in 5-10 years?