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I-66 HOV Ramps Opening to All Traffic during Off-Peak Hours Beginning Feb. 28 | Transportation

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I-66 HOV Ramps Opening to All Traffic during Off-Peak Hours Beginning Feb. 28
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From Fairfax County:

At long last, the HOV ramps on I-66 at Monument Drive and Stringfellow Road will open to all traffic during off-peak hours and on weekends beginning at 10am Monday, February 28. While opening the ramps will not solve all the traffic problems on I-66, it will immediately ease congestion along that route as well as US-50, the Fairfax County Parkway, and Route 28. 

 

Opening these ramps during off-peak hours will also give motorists another way to avoid the construction happening as VDOT adds a new interchange where the Fairfax County Parkway and the Fair Lakes Parkway intersect.

 

At a June 2010 Board meeting I directed county transportation staff to dislodge the initiative, which had been stalled pending the compilation and submission to the Federal Highway Administration of an Interchange Modification Report assessing the impact of the change. The project began in 2007, but only came to fruition after county staff got involved last summer. 

 

Our transportation staff worked diligently with staff at the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration on this project so that our commuters can take advantage of ramps that would have otherwise continued to sit unused. I commend the Fairfax County Department of Transportation for their efforts.

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