The Washington Post » Dynamic toll pricing for Interstate 66 started on Tuesday. At about 8 a.m., a driver entering the interstate at the Beltway would have paid $36.50. Minutes later, the toll reached $40. That tops the peak toll of Monday’s debut commute, which reached $34.50. The toll fee rises and falls with traffic congestion.
Augusta Free News » Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the United States Department of Transportation issued its approval to provide a $1.2 billion Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for the I-66 Outside the Beltway public-private partnership transportation project.
This Editorial discusses carpool lane violators and describes some of the proposed bills Virginia state legislators are considering to address the heavy traffic congestion on the Interstate 66 (I-66) corridor inside and outside the Beltway. Proposals include prohibiting tolls on I-66, and widening the road on either side of the Beltway.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plans to rebuild a 25-mile stretch of Interstate 66 (I-66) along the Capital Beltway so it would have three regular lanes and two high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes in each direction. Construction would being in 2017 with completion expected by 2021. However, a “preferred alternative” for the highway and funding for the project are still to be determined. According to the project’s website, it is estimated to cost $3 billion and would likely be done through a public-private partnership (P3).