Monday, May 23, 2016

Important I-66 Public Hearings This Week

It is exciting that current plans for I-66 Outside the Beltway include the parallel trail and bike and pedestrian connections on all rebuilt bridges, but we want to make sure it becomes a reality!

Proposed I-66 Trail segment in Dunn Loring
Your help is needed to continue showing strong support for the bike infrastructure as the I-66 project moves into the procurement phase. VDOT is holding three public meetings this week to present the draft Request for Proposal (RFP) documents for the project. Please consider attending one of the meetings to learn about the procurement process, and to speak-up in support of the bicycle facilities. Hearings are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on:
  • Monday, May 23, 2016
    Oakton High School - Cafeteria
    2900 Sutton Road, Vienna
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    VDOT Northern Virginia District Office
    4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016
    Piney Branch Elementary School - Cafeteria/Gym
    8301 Linton Hall Road, Bristow
VDOT's draft RFP includes the Technical Requirements and Comprehensive Agreement, which will set the terms of the I-66 contract with the private-sector partner. Searching the documents for "bicycle" will quickly direct you to key sections.

While the parallel trail and bridge facilities are discussed in the technical requirements, the comprehensive agreement currently does not mention the bicycle facilities. Please let VDOT know that you support the I-66 bicycle plan and urge them to fully include it in the comprehensive agreement.

The hearings will provide opportunity for public feedback. Comments can also be submitted until June 10th. Please direct them to Ms. Susan Shaw, Megaprojects Director, by email to or mail to VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Reference "Transform 66 Outside the Beltway" in the subject line.

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