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REMINDER: I-66 Outside Beltway Meeting Monday, October 19 at 6:30pm, Oakton HS

VDOT will be holding 3 public information meetings next week to present their recommendations for I-66 Outside the Beltway. VDOT’s preferred design will be presented and public comments will be gathered for the Commonwealth Transportation Board who votes on Oct … Continue reading

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Act Now! Send your I-66 Comments to the TPB by Saturday 10/10

The Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is responsible for approving all changes to the DC Region’s Long Range Plan, which is needed before federal funding can be applied.  With a billion dollars or more of public funding (in addition to tolls), … Continue reading

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ICYMI: VDOT Proposes New Alternative Design for I-495/I-66 interchange

VDOT has published a new design for the I-495/I-66 interchange called “Alternative 2D“. While progress has been made since the first iteration of the design, significant impacts still remain to be mitigated in several key areas including Stenwood Elementary School … Continue reading

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Area Groups To Discuss I-66 & Screen GrowthBusters This Friday 7/10/2015

Transform 66 Wisely is passing along the following event information.  This looks to be an interesting evening with a screening of the film GrowthBusters and a discussion featuring Northern Virginia transportation issues including I-66. The Great Falls Group of the … Continue reading

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Stenwood Elem. Meeting on I-66 Expansion Consuming School Grounds on June 16

On Tuesday June 16 at 6:30 pm, the Stenwood Elementary School PTA is hosting a meeting on I-66 impacts to this school.  In addition to the greater community damage and neighborhood impacts, this elementary school and its students would lose … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Transportation Board Softening Stance on Public-Private Partnership for I-66?

The following press release was issued by VDOT today, as the Commonwealth Transportation Board began a two day workshop/meeting at the Sheraton Tysons Corner. Secretary Layne states that he is requesting additional reviews on whether a Public-Private Partnership is their … Continue reading

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Virginians Question I-66 Transformation Plans

The Washington Post has a column on more of the I-66 impacts on residents and drivers. “The state of Virginia has different plans for adding high-occupancy toll lanes to Interstate 66 inside and outside the Capital Beltway. But this much … Continue reading

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Letter Writing BBQ/Block Party – This Sunday April 12, 2015 12-3 PM

The Virginia General Assembly will be reconvening on April 15, so now is the perfect time to make sure that all our elected officials start getting letters from our community pushing for VDOT to Transform 66 within the existing right-of-way. … Continue reading

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Private Land and StormWater Management Facilities

The proposed I-66 Transformation requires a lot of land taking from private owners.  In the United States, the taking of private land by the government (or on behalf of government) is called eminent domain.  Fortunately, the Fifth Amendment of the … Continue reading

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The Decision Process?

Our friends at Greater Greater Washington built this flowchart in 2012 to help us understand VDOT’s decision making process.  Does it look accurate? Read the complete article here.

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