This 1/2 mile stretch of Interstate 66 needs rebuilding right now . There must be existing VDOT designs to make this a “shovel-ready” project qualifying for immediate federal funding.
The problem is I66 tapers down in both directions to get under the existing 1960’s era overpasses, and when rush hour hits or there is one lane blocked, it causes a classic sphincter effect that can last hours.
Here is the area thanks to The Google:
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Here is the #1 best projects that VDOT could do:
- Replace the Jermantown Road overpass
- Replace the Route 123 overpass, and re-engineer the 123/66 clover leaf
The annual number of delays caused by this 1960’s design is incredible. Anyone who is even thinking of living west of the Vienna Metro Station dreads the thought of driving on this part of I66 at any time of day, seven days a week. Solving this problem would virtually guarantee election to office.
What do you think, gov?