Monday, April 29, 2013

Public meeting on I-66/Route 28 interchange study

VDOT is holding a public information meeting on proposed changes to the I-66/Route 28 interchange. Cyclists are encouraged to attend the meeting to find out how bicycle travel will be affected by the project. Both I-66 and Route 28 are major barriers for bicyclists in that area.

Looking at the image on the right, it's impressive how much space is devoted to the road system at this intersection, much of which is unusable inside the cloverleaf. Nearly of that space is bike-unfriendly. From this section of the Fairfax Co Bike Route Map you can see the lack of bike facilities.

A stakeholders meeting was held in May 2012. None of the comments at that meeting addressed the need for better bike/ped access in this area.

From the VDOT I-66/Route 28 Study website:

I-66 and Route 28 Improvements

Preliminary study to identify interchange alternatives in Fairfax County

Join VDOT for a public information meeting on this project on Monday, April 29, 2013 at Stone Middle School, 5500 Sully Park Drive in Chantilly. Stop by between 6 and 8 p.m. to view displays, learn more about the project and ask VDOT staff your questions.

Email or mail your comments by May 9, 2013 to Mr. Leonard Siegel, P.E., 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

About the Project

This study will identify interchange alternatives, create a concept-level operational analysis, develop cost estimates and identify key implementation constraints. Study results will be shared with the community and stakeholders, and next steps will include identifying funding.

The study will consider:

  • Traffic volumes at the year 2040 
  • Right-of-way impacts and property access issues for the Fairfax County Park Authority 
  • Braddock and Walney Roads Community concerns 
  • Possible phasing opportunities 
There is currently $5 million of funding allocated for preliminary engineering of improvements at this location.


Brochure and comment sheet from public information meeting April 29, 2013 (coming soon) Presentation and summary of comments received from stakeholder meeting (May 2012)

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