TPB Supports I-66 Improvements and I-95/I-395 HOT Lanes
Public Support Outpaces Opposition by 100-1
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.
- 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. Estimated cost: $75.6 million. Projected completion: 2013
I-95/I-395 High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes involve construction of a 36- mile facility between the 14th Street Bridge and Garrisonville. (A second phase involves an extension to Massaponax.). Estimated cost: $882 million. Projected completion: 2010.
To read the Alliance’s testimony in support of these projects, click here.
Thanks to All Who Took the Time to Support
These Two Key Improvements!