What Can I Do?

Wondering what you can do to help?  Make your voice heard!


Contact Your Elected Officials

Call, write, and email your elected officials and tell them that VDOT should Transform 66 Wisely, within the existing right of way.  If you have Facebook or Twitter, you can tag also elected officials and ask them to help #savedunnloring, #savevienna,  #savefallschurch, and #transform66wisely.  

Leader portrait photograph
Terry McAuliffe
Governor
Phone: 804-786-2211
Twitter: @GovernorVA

Federal Representatives

Mark Warner

Mark Warner
US Senator for Virginia (D)
Phone: 202-224-2023
Fax: 202-224-6295
Email: Contact page
Twitter: @MarkWarnerVA

Timothy Kaine

Timothy Kaine
US Senator for Virginia (D)
Phone: 202-224-4024
Fax: 202-228-6363
Email: Contact page
Twitter: @timkaine

Gerald E. Connolly

Gerald E. Connolly
US Representative for Virginia district 11 (D)
Phone: 202-225-1492
Fax: 202-225-3071
Email: Contact page
Twitter: @GerryConnolly

Governor-Appointed Representatives of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB)
Aubrey Layne, Jr., Chairman of the Commonwealth Transportation Board
Aubrey L. Layne, Jr.
Secretary of Transportation
Chairman, Commonwealth Transportation Board
1111 E. Broad St.
Room 3054
Richmond, VA 23219
804-786-8032
804-786-6683 fax
Charles A. Kilpatrick, P.E. VDOT Commissioner and Vice Chairman of the Commonwealth Transportation Board
Charles A. Kilpatrick, P.E.
Commissioner, Department of Transportation
Vice-Chairman, Commonwealth Transportation Board

1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
804-786-2700
804-786-2940 fax
Gary Garczynski, Commonwealth Transportation Board Member from the Northern Virginia District
Gary Garczynski
Northern Virginia District Representative, Commonwealth Transportation Board
13662 Office Place
Suite 201 B
Woodbridge, VA  22192
703-580-8419
E. Scott Kasprowicz
E. Scott Kasprowicz
Member At Large-Urban, Commonwealth Transportation Board
22639 Foxcroft Road
Middleberg, VA 2011
James W. Dyke, Jr.
James W. Dyke, Jr. 
Member At Large-Urban, Commonwealth Transportation Board
1750 Tysons Blvd., Ste. 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215
703-712-5449
Marty Williams
Marty Williams
Member At Large-Urban, Commonwealth Transportation Board
8858 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229
For a list of all CTB members and their contact information, click here

Dunn Loring State Representatives
Stenwood, Dunn Loring Woods, Sandburg

J. Chapman Petersen
VA Senator for district 34 (D)
Phone: 804-698-7534
Email: info@fairfaxsenator.com

Mark L Keam

Mark L Keam
VA Delegate for District 35 (D)
Phone: 804-698-1035
Email: DelMKeam@house.virginia.gov
Twitter: @MarkKeam
Dunn Loring Village and Fallswood
Dick Saslaw
VA Senator for District 35
Phone: 703-978-0200
Email: district35@senate.virginia.gov
Twitter: @DickSaslaw
Marcus Simon
VA Delegate for District 53 (D)
Phone: 804-698-1053
Email: DelMSimon@house.virginia.gov
Twitter: @marcussimon
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Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Linda Smyth
Providence District Supervisor
3001 Vaden Drive, Suite 218
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Main: 703-560-6946
Email: provdist@fairfaxcounty.gov

Chairwoman Sharon Bulova
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Pkwy., Ste 530
Fairfax, VA 22035
Phone: 703-324-2321
Twitter: @SharonBulova
Email: chairman@fairfaxcounty.gov


Send Comments to VDOT
VDOT Online Discussion Forum (comments are public and (sometimes) answered by VDOT staff)
VDOT Online Comment Form (comments submitted are not public, and we’re not sure what happens to them)
Email:  Transform66@VDOT.Virginia.gov

Potential Talking Points
  • Any improvements to I-66 around the I-495 and I-66 interchange can and should be done within the existing right-of-way.
  • Any improvement of I-66 around the I-495 and I-66 interchange can and should be done in a way that minimizes impacts on homeowners and the community.
  • Rather than endless (and ultimately fruitless) expansions of I-66, VDOT should invest in further developing public transportation infrastructure, such as the Metro, VRE, and commuter buses.
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3 Responses to What Can I Do?

  1. Pingback: ICYMI: VDOT Proposes New Alternative Design for I-495/I-66 interchange | Transform 66 Wisely

  2. Pingback: VDOT Seeks Big I-66 Plan Changes and Towering Ramps over Dunn Loring | Transform 66 Wisely

  3. The Gleditsch Family says:

    We are very upset to hear of the latest proposed changes to this plan. Our family’s home is already subject to a significant amount of air and noise pollution, as well as an unacceptable amount of light pollution from the Dunn Loring Metro parking garage that TOWERS over the I-66 soundwall at the end of our backyard. We have now learned that VDOT and the private concessionaire want to place elevated traffic lanes behind this parking garage,for the use of high-speed traffic including tractor trailers. Imagine if this was your backyard: staring at all-night lighting from a parking garage the size of a cruise ship, hearing and viewing the traffic on a visible highway in front of it (with additional light, noise, and air pollution), and watching even more TRASH that people toss out of their cars land in your backyard, for you to clean up and PAY to dispose of. We have young children here who will be directly and adversely affected by these changes both at their home AND at their school. Prior to the award of the private contract, VDOT assured us that elevated ramps were no longer under consideration. Please help us. We cannot afford to move, and the value of our residence will likely decrease significantly. We had already resigned ourselves to the initial impacts of the project, including loss of real property, increased pollution of all kinds, and the disruption that the construction would directly cause us for YEARS. THIS new proposal is completely unacceptable.

    Our community is very concerned about the two new ramps being proposed for the 495 interchange and the anticipated increase in environmental and community impact of these changes.

    During the public input process, we worked closely with VDOT to reduce the significant impact this project will have on the surrounding communities, which includes the taking of homes, residential land/property, and land from our community’s elementary school as well as ramp structures that will tower over our neighborhood soundwalls and change the landscape of our whole region. Furthermore, we are concerned that the full environmental impact and the increased noise and visual pollution for the surrounding communities will not be considered.

    The access ramps being proposed were originally eliminated through the public discussion process as the project team deemed the impact was too great compared to the benefit. We are concerned to see them being re-introduced and want to ensure the public’s concerns are addressed in these new plans. A revised design has not yet been released publicly (despite the original timeline indicating that Design public hearings would have been held in early 2017). Given our previous discussions with VDOT about these ramps, it seems impossible that these ramps could be added without pushing the whole interchange higher and possibly even wider. And with higher ramps, we will also experience an increase in noise and both air and visual pollution.

    Please confirm your commitment to ensuring this project will not be allowed to increase its horizontal OR vertical footprint beyond what was approved last year. And that the priorities will be once again focused on reducing the impact of this project.

    VDOT and the private partner have not provided sufficient detail to understand the full impact that proposed changes will have on the project and have not included the public in discussion of proposed changes.

    Since the P3 process began, there has been no opportunity for public exchange and input on changes being proposed by the private partner. Public hearings had been promised in early 2017. We have heard nothing.

    VDOT noted that the public input process significantly improved the design of the project. Thousands of comments were made during the public comment period and progress was made from those discussions. Why has the public now been shut out of the discussions that change those designs and have received no updates on the proposed changes? It is only because of the TPB’s recent call for comment that the public learned of any proposed changes. Greater detail and transparency are needed from VDOT to ensure that public interest remains a priority.

    We are also concerned that during this stage of the project and with the decision to move forward with a P3 that profitability will take precedent over the best interests of the region. (Concerning examples include allowing trucks paying higher tolls on HOT lanes and adding more ramps to increase the private partner’s profit on the toll roads at the expense of the greater impact to residents and the environment.)

    The TPB and other boards should be cautious with the sparse details being provided to make the decision to add new ramps and change the approved plans. Once these approvals are given, the private partner will have limited incentive to do what is in the public’s best interest versus ensuring the project’s maximum profitability. Designs are needed to allow the public to properly comment and for the TPB to make an informed decision.

    Thank you for your consideration,
    The Gleditsch Family

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