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Work got started on the widening of Interstate 66 last month and some residents are losing sleep over the construction -- literally.
Every day, thousands of people sit in traffic on Interstate 66. And while the Virginia Department of Transportation studies the I-66 corridor from the Capital Beltway to US 15, state officials have a variety of ideas on how to lessen the gridlock.
As the region makes a list of projects it hopes will become reality in the next decades, a conversation is beginning about adding toll lanes into Washington and elsewhere as well.
A road widening project in Prince William County could impact evening drivers.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) told drivers about options on I-66 such as adding general-purpose lanes, adding toll lanes and transit options such as extending Metro, VRE or light rail.
It's likely drivers along Interstate 66 in Virginia are no strangers to seeing a lone driver in the HOV lane during rush hour, thumbing his nose at the rules and getting away with it.
Buses may start using the shoulders of Interstate 66 next fall as part of a one-year pilot program to ease congestion.
Improvements to Virginia's Interstate 66 could be years in the making.
Virginia is looking for a new way to relieve congestion on Interstate 66 and has put out a "Request for Information" to the private sector to solicit ideas.
Gov. Bob McDonnell is looking to the private sector for ideas -- and eventually money -- to ease congestion on I-66.
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