Saturday, September 19, 2009

I-66 -- Nothern Virginia's "Most Challenging" Corridor

In a Connection newspapers article, Virginia Transportation Secretary Pierce Homer referred to Interstate 66 as the most congested, most challenged and most rapidly changing corridor in Northern Virginia as he laid out a plan for improving the thoroughfare’s traffic over the next several years.

"Expanding Metro rail service out Interstate 66 from Vienna to Centreville needs to be part of the corridor’s long-range plan, he said. The "shoulder" lanes used during rush hour also need to be permanently converted into regular lanes, said Homer.

"Virginia code also requires that the Virginia Department of Transportation investigate the benefits of putting high occupancy toll [HOT] lanes on Interstate 66 as part of any transit and congestion relief study, he added."

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