Getting Around During Construction
Lane shifts, temporary lane closures, and other construction activity will no doubt impact traffic during peak and off-peak times, creating additional traffic congestion and safety risks for drivers. VDOT and the project team want drivers to know how they can plan ahead to make their commutes and other trips easier and less stressful by finding travel alternatives, staying informed, and driving safely in work zones.
Staying mobile during construction
Half price bus fares. Riders can enjoy 50% commuter bus fare subsidies on many routes through 2020. Fairfax Connector will subsidize fares 50% on 14 routes (the 600 routes) which run on I-66 and feed the Vienna Metro. PRTC (OmniRide) fares will be half price on all service along I-66 (two Metro Direct routes, Manassas and Gainesville OmniRide).
Begins May 7, 2018.
Additional bus and VRE service. Fairfax Connector and PRTC will add buses to I-66 commuter routes that reach capacity to promote reliable service for passengers.
Begins as needed.
Commuter bus service from Front Royal. The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission plans to launch new commuter bus service from Front Royal to Washington DC, with stops tentatively planned at Rosslyn and Metro Center. This service is anticipated to begin in early June, 2018.
Stay tuned for more details.
Vanpool Formation Subsidies. Working through the Vanpool Alliance, a corridor-wide vanpool formation incentive program has been created that will provide generous subsidies through 2020 for vanpools along I-66.
Begins May 2018.
Carpool Formation Subsidies. The Commuter Connections Pool Rewards program will offer commuters additional cash rewards in addition to other subsidies currently provided by the program for those who launch or join a carpool. These carpools are also eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program. This additional reward promotion will run through 2020.
Begins May 2018.
Telework. The best commute option might be no commute at all. The Telework!VA program assists employers interested in establishing telework programs, providing technical advice and financial assistance. These financial incentives have been increased for Northern Virginia employers as part of the Transform 66 project.
Begins May 2018.
Park and Ride. A new, 230-space park and ride lot is being built in the northeast quadrant of the Rte. 15/I-66 interchange. It will join dozens of other park and ride lots across Northern Virginia that support carpools, vanpools, bus service and other transportation alternatives.
Planned opening winter 2018-19.
Staying informed about traffic impacts
Having the latest information can be key to reducing construction impacts. The Transform 66 project team will use many channels to provide timely and reliable information so travelers can better plan their trips throughout the construction zone. Look for construction information:
Keep checking this website for news and helpful tools with construction and lane closure information as the project gets into full swing.
VDOT and the Transform 66 developer are committing significant resources and energy to manage the work zone impacts of this project. The goal is simple: minimize disruption to the traveling public and ensure that both traveler and worker safety needs are met. The Commonwealth’s Transform 66 TMP will enhance the movement of people, goods and services throughout the I-66 corridor, during the construction period and beyond.
Staying safe in construction work zones
VDOT and its construction partners place the highest emphasis on work zone safety for travelers and our employees. Motorists can do their part to keep themselves, their passengers, other drivers, and the men and women working on the roadway safe.