Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Upcoming Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Public Hearing

VDOT district office.
VDOT will be holding a public hearing on various Concession Payment Projects of concern to local cyclists and pedestrians on Thursday, January 4, 2018. There will be an open house at 6 p.m. with the hearing begining at 6:30 p.m. at the VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, in Fairfax. 

The purpose of the meeting is for the Commonwealth Transportation Board to gather comments on projects that will be funded by a concession fee to the Commonwealth as part of the financial agreement with Express Mobility Partners for the I-66 Express Lanes Outside the Beltway projectBased on public input, these projects, which are in the Commonwealth’s Six-Year Improvement Program, will be amended. Now is the time to speak up and make sure these new facilities are the best they can be. 

Information on the following projects will be presented at the meeting:
  • Commuter parking garage at Fairfax Corner 
  • George Snyder Trail in Fairfax City
  • Jermantown Road (widen bridge over I-66 in Fairfax to four lanes)
  • Monument Drive bridge pedestrian improvements in Fairfax
  • Rt. 50/Waples Mill Road intersection improvements in Fairfax
  • Poplar Tree Road (widen bridge over Route 28 in Fairfax to four lanes)
  • Lee Highway pedestrian improvements in Fairfax
  • Nutley Street Southwest multi-use trail to Metro in Vienna
FABB encourages members and other interested cyclists in the areas around these projects to attend the hearing. If you cannot attend, you can email comments to meetingcomments@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “I-66 Concession Projects” in the subject line. You also can mail comments to Maria Sinner at VDOT’s District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 through January 8, 2018.

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