Spring 2017: There are significant changes that VDOT and its private partner are making to I-66 widening plans. These changes have been identified primarily through limited disclosures that VDOT has made to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) so far. VDOT seeks the TPB's endorsement to amend these changes s to the region's Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP).
None of these changes are in the previously announced preferred alternative. Some of the changes include:
1.) Some storm water management ponds may reappear in the project (additional land taking is back on the table).
2.) Express Lane access is being added at Route 123, and at Nutley St. (previously VDOT said this was impossible at Nutley St, precluding the use of our (area concerned residents') Do No Harm proposal that would have minimized impacts and home takings in the Dunn Loring area
3.) Semi trucks/tanker trucks will be allowed in the Express Lanes (and access ramps).
If you'd like to read more information about VDOT's statements, please see transform66wisely.org.
VDOT has received a Finding of No Significant Impact (to the natural and human environment) for Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway. This clears the way for the project to proceed with vendor selection and construction.
The Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway project recently requested comments on the procurement process, which will affect neighborhood residents, commuters, and taxpayers. The procurement public comment period ended on June 16, 2016.
The updated materials from the May 2016 meetings, including the Concept Plans are posted at: http://outside.transform66.org/meetings/may_2016_public_hearings.asp
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VDOT's official plan will expand I-66 significantly into our community
Dunn Loring Village is a community of residential town homes in Vienna, Virginia. We are conveniently located within walking distance of the Washington, DC Metro System's Dunn Loring Station and in close proximity to the Merrifield Mosaic District, several Fairfax County parks, as well as the Washington & Old Dominion Rail Trail.
Our amenities include tennis courts, several multi-purpose courts, two playgrounds, a playground shelter, and large common area greenways.