Transform 66 to alleviate NOVA Traffic

VDOT leads the $3B project

June 24, 2017 Centreville, VA - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) revealed their latest plans for the 'Transform 66' Project at a series of open houses in Northern Virginia.

VDOT and Express Mobility Partners’ project aims to move two-thousand to four-thousand more people per hour, and cut back on the ten hours of congestion the area sees daily.

Officials say they will add two express lanes in each direction, 3 regular lanes, expand bus routes, and put in smoother transitions on and off of exits, just to name a few.

"We want to give all travelers better choices for travel, including better bus access, better carpool lanes that they can count on moving consistently," said Susan Shaw, the Director of Mega-Projects for VDOT.  

The open house gave local residents the opportunity to see concept designs and ask questions after the presentation.

One Centreville resident says he's excited about the changes, especially because of how bad traffic is at the I-66 and Route 28 interchange.

"Absolutely horrible. It takes way too long to get from Braddock Road where I'm coming from to get on 66-East. I'm really looking forward to just the new design," says Jared Ondricek.

 The project is slated to cost around $3 billion and will be funded through private monies and toll revenue.

Officials hope to have the project completed by 2022, but you can expect construction to ramp up in 2018.

If you're interested in attending a presentation, VDOT will be at Pine Branch Elementary School in Bristow at 6:00 on Thursday evening. 

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