Arlington Committee of 100 Meeting - September 9, 2015

HOT Lanes on I-66 inside the Beltway: How will this impact Arlington?

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is in the planning stages to transform Interstate 66 inside the Beltway. Proposed changes include converting the existing I-66 lanes between I-495 (the Capital Beltway) and the U.S. Route 29 in Rosslyn into High Occupancy Toll (HOT) or express lanes in both directions during weekday peak periods, in order to deliver free-flowing and more reliable travel. Buses, carpools with more than three people, motorcycles and emergency vehicles will have free access to HOT lanes. Drivers with fewer than three occupants can choose to pay to access the lanes. Tolls for the HOT lanes will change according to traffic conditions to regulate demand for the lanes and keep them congestion free.


But will this relieve the congestion on I-66? What will be the impact on traffic on the local roads if travelers choose to not pay the toll? How will this affect current “reverse commuters” who travel with fewer than three people in the vehicle? Join us at our September meeting when the speaker about this proposed project will be:

Renée N. Hamilton, VDOT Deputy District Administrator for Northern Virginia. Mrs. Hamilton has more than 25 years of transportation experience. She began her career with VDOT in 1988 as an engineer trainee in VDOT’s Central Office and has since served in several district leadership roles for preliminary engineering, construction and maintenance in Northern Virginia, and as transportation manager for Arlington and Fairfax counties.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Marymount University - 2807 North Glebe Road

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