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VDOT conducting 2 studies to improve traffic on I-66

Saturday - 6/11/2011, 8:27am  ET

Michelle Basch,

WASHINGTON - A commute on I-66 can be a dreadful drive, but the Virginia Department of Transportation is looking for ways to make it better.

Two VDOT studies are getting underway. One is taking a close look at I-66 between the Beltway and Haymarket.

It will consider the environmental impact of current and future transportation needs in that area. A draft version should be finished in a year.

The Fairfax Times reports another yearlong study is looking at ways to reduce traffic on I-66 inside the Beltway.

In addition to road improvements, it will also look at possible transit additions, and ways to encourage bicycling and walking.

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