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New section of I-66 Express Lanes to open over weekend

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and I-66 Express Mobility Partners, which operates the new I-66 Express Lanes, announced last week that the westbound I-66 Express Lanes from I-495 to Route 28 in Centreville will open on or about...

Drivers to soon have more options on I-66 outside Beltway

Motorists driving on Interstate 66 between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville soon will have access to two Express Lanes in both directions for the whole stretch, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) officials told the Vienna Town Council during an...

Work starts to improve I-66 Rosslyn tunnel

Construction is underway and will continue for nearly three years on the rehabilitation of and improvements to the tunnel that carries Interstate 66 under North Nash Street, Fort Myer Drive, North Lynn Street and Gateway Park in Rosslyn, according...

Commentary: I-66 growth no benefit to humans or nature

e bedraggled old skunk lumbered past me as I was loading my dogs into the car. He showed no interest in the lone human and three elderly canines in his path. He was on a mission. He followed the concrete curb with his nose until he reached the culvert under the street, and disappeared into its depths.

Change coming to I-495/I-66 interchange this week

Motorists headed north on the Inner Loop of the Interstate 495 should prepare for a major adjustment if they wish to connect with westbound Interstate 66 in the future and overnight drivers in both directions on the Beltway this...

Ramp closure to impact traffic near Vienna Metro station

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plans to close the ramp from Virginia Center Boulevard east to Interstate 66 west near the Vienna Metro station for about six weeks starting on or about May 13. The change will allow for...

Route 123 ramp onto I-66 closing through summer

The ramp from Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) north to Interstate 66 east will close temporarily during the daytime hours beginning on or about Friday, May 13, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) officials said. Drivers will travel about 500 feet...

Funding package aims to aid I-66 commuters

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission will be asking the Commonwealth Transportation Board to approve four projects aimed at increasing mass-transit options in the Interstate 66 corridor. The projected combined cost is $5.75 million, with funding coming from toll revenue on...

VDOT preps meetings on I-66 corridor

The Virginia Department of Transportation will host two meetings to discuss recent construction progress and upcoming activities for two projects. Both meetings will be held online, and are part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway initiative: • Tuesday, June 29...

Wrong-way driver leads police from Fairfax into Arlington

Virginia State Police on June 11 around 10:36 a.m. began receiving calls about a red sedan traveling north in the southbound Express Lanes of Interstate 495 near Exit 51 (Gallows Road). As state police were responding, the vehicle took I-66...
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