Public Support Makes a Difference

According to the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, on January 16, 2008, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved incorporation of I-66 inside the Beltway spot improvements and the I-95/I-395 HOV/Bus/HOT Lanes into the region’s 2007 Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP) and 2008-2013 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

Public comment received on both projects was overwhelmingly positive by 100-1.

  • 325 of the 328 (99.1%) of individuals or organizations registering their views during the 30-day public comment period supported the I-66 improvements.

  • 342 of the 343 (99.7%) of individuals or organizations submitting comments supported the I-95/I-395 HOV/Bus/HOT Lanes

I-66 improvements involve the addition of a westbound lane to three segments between Lee Highway/Spout Run and the Dulles Access Road. The estimated cost for the project is $75.6 million with an estimated completion date of 2013.

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