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Cintra and I-66 Partners Secure $1.2B Federal Subsidized Loan

Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-Virginia) proudly announced this week that I-66 Express Mobility Partners has obtained a $1.2 Billion federal subsidized TIFIA* loan to widen I-66. Although the I-66 widening project west of the capital beltway is publicized as using toll … Continue reading

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Va Transportation Secretary: Changing I-66 Trail Will Threaten Entire I-66 Transformation Widening Project

Bike and trail advocacy groups have recently been pushing VDOT to move the planned trail along the widened I-66 outside the noise barrier in the eastern 5 miles of the Outside the Beltway project.  VDOT states that moving the trail … Continue reading

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Virginia Legislators Push to Move I-66 Bike & Pedestrian Trail Outside Highway Wall

Eighteen members of the Virginia General Assembly have written Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne a letter to request significant changes to the planned I-66 shared use trail. The primary concern is where this bicycling and walking trail would go in the … Continue reading

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Inside the Beltway: VDOT to Spend $2M More for New I-66 Tolls with Flashing Lights

You may have noticed the flashing strobe lights overhead on I-66 and Route 267 inside the beltway. VDOT is at work and is testing the new toll gantries, including their bright flashing features. While other facilities use overhead tolling without … Continue reading

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VDOT I-66 June 2017 Plan Comments Due 6/30

Earlier in June 2017, VDOT unveiled revised plans for I-66 at several public meetings.  These plans include significant changes to the designs at Nutley Street, Vienna and Dunn Loring/Merrifield.  The changes also include a grade elevation increase for I-66 at … Continue reading

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Tuesday 5/16: I-66 Meeting with VDOT, Senator Saslaw at Kilmer Middle School Cafeteria, 7:00 PM

What: Dunn Loring/Vienna I-66 Meeting with VDOT and Express Mobility Partners When: May 16, 2017, 7:00 PM Where: Kilmer Middle School cafeteria, 8100 Wolftrap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182. There will be a meeting with I-66 Express Mobility Partners and VDOT … Continue reading

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Preliminary I-66 Dunn Loring Flyover Design

The graphic below show VDOT’s partner design for the new flyovers and ramps over the Dunn Loring area.  Note that his design has NOT yet been approved and the designs are preliminary in nature.  However it shows that a lot … Continue reading

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