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VDoT Requests I-66 Outside Beltway Procurement Comments Thru June 16

The Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway project is currently requesting comments on the procurement process, which will affect neighborhood residents, commuters, and taxpayers.  The procurement public comment period ends on June 16. The updated materials from the May 2016 meetings, … Continue reading

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Reminder, TONIGHT: Linda Smyth’s I-66 Preview Meeting Monday 5/16 at Providence Community Center

Pre-Hearing Briefing on I-66 Outside the Beltway Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7 pm Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031- Multipurpose Room Before the I-66 Public Hearing on May 23, 2016, Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth, with representatives … Continue reading

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Public to review very different visions for I-66

Do you address the traffic congestion on one of the D.C. region’s main highways by widening it or by getting some commuters to leave their cars behind?   Dr Gridlock Article on I-66 Public Meetings and Virginia’s Two Approaches  

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The Cities Doubling Down on Highways

Kimberly writes us to mention an excellent article in The Atlantic, “The Cities Doubling Down on Highways.  Physically expanding roads doesn’t cure congestion. So why are places like Arkansas spending millions to do just that? The real answer is similar … Continue reading

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I-66 Outside the Beltway Public Procurement Meetings in May

Public Hearings: I-66 Outside the Beltway Virginia Department of Transportation is holding three public meetings on the I-66 Outside the Beltway procurement process. According to the Washington Post, VDoT it could still opt for doing this as a public project, … Continue reading

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Virginia Seeks Federal Grant For Extension of I-95 Toll Express Lanes

The Virginia Department of (Road) Transportation has decided that the I-95 Toll Express Lanes should be extended because of the daily traffic jams that occur where they currently end.  The plan is to push the merge further south. Virginia has … Continue reading

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TPB Accepting Comments for I-66 Outside the Beltway for Air Quality Testing

The Metropolitan Washington Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is considering air quality conformity testing that will support adding I-66 Corridor Improvements Outside the Beltway to their Financially Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP).  The project needs to be added to the CLRP … Continue reading

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Revised Enviromental Public Comments Due Tuesday, February 9th — I-66 Outside the Beltway

Last summer, VDOT requested Environmental Assessment public comments for the I-66 widening project, and hundreds of folks responded with substantive comments.  The public comment period is required by Federal law, and the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) must review the comments … Continue reading

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VDOT Revises I-66 Environmental Assessment

VDOT has provided a revised Environmental Assessment, the document they received public comments for last June. Hundreds of comments were received on the original document about the environmental and human negative impacts of this project alone. The January 2016 revision … Continue reading

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CTB I-66 Public Meeting: December 8

This is your opportunity to provide comments directly to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).  The CTB is a Governor appointed board that makes key transportation decisions in Virginia.  They are holding a public meeting for the Transform I-66 Project. December … Continue reading

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