Designs for two HOV or toll lanes each way on Interstate 66 between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville are still going through some significant changes, months after construction began.
Interstate 66 slowed at the height of the morning rush hour this August compared to last, but was faster at other times covered by tolls and HOV rules that expanded last December.
The first crash, involving four vehicles, killed a Manassas man and sent two other drivers to the hospital. A second accident hours later worsened eastbound traffic.
Continuing a trend that suggests the expanded hours are having a larger impact than the toll price, average travel speeds have generally increased in the extended rush hour periods when HOV restrictions did not apply before.
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For the next two months, crews will work to strengthen and repave the right shoulder on eastbound I-66 between the Dulles Connector Road and Fairfax Drive near Ballston. The work is scheduled to close lanes between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night.
Work began Thursday on the Interstate 66 Potomac River Freeway, uncovering a roadside relic and evoking memories of an ambitious and contentious era in highway design.
A significant number of drivers are facing extra fees or fines on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway because they are using the highway without an E-ZPass during times one is required. So, what have been the traffic impacts since the tolls were implemented?
Virginia plans an HOV enforcement campaign on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway to ensure solo drivers are not simply cheating their way to a free ride.
Victor Ebai, 28, of Springfield, Virginia, is wanted for a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 66 near the Key Bridge early Sunday.
Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that hit another car while being chased by a Secret Service officer on Interstate 66.
The fatal collision occurred near exit 67 in Arlington County, Virginia State Police said.
It has been six months since HOV hours and tolls for solo drivers began on I-66 inside the Beltway, but what effect has that had on toll prices and trip times?
Next year, the cost of a full trip – a plaza toll plus a ramp transaction – would go from $3.50 to $4.75, as part of a longstanding plan.
The proportion of HOV users on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway at rush hour has not significantly changed since expanded restricted hours and tolls for solo drivers began last December.