I-66 Widening

Learn more about Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project at www.Transform66.org
Widening Plans and Dunn Loring Village

VDOT's official plan will expand I-66 significantly into our community

The planned construction period is overnight demolition/construction adjacent to our homes from 2017 through 2021.  The existing trees and green areas will be removed to make way for a widened Interstate 66 with high occupancy/toll lanes. 


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VDOT Meeting on I-66 Widening into Dunn Loring Village at Kilmer Middle School

The neighborhood I-66 meeting with VDOT held on Saturday March 21 was well attended.  Approximately 300 interested homeowners were in attendance, including several elected Fairfax County and State legislator officials who represent our district.  Thank you to all who came to the meeting. 

See the latest news about the I-66 tranformation project and its impacts.
See the official VDOT I-66 Transformation website.


NBC News 4 Coverage of Homeowner Meeting with VDOT 

Watch NBC News 4 coverage of the HOA meeting at NBC 4 Washington 


NBC News 4 Coverage of I-66 Widening Project

Watch NBC Channel 4's Broadcast on I-66 Widening Impacts


Message from your 53rd District Delegate:  Delegate Simon has created an online page to get constituent comments about the I-66 project (link to page). Our goal is to share it with VDOT and to in turn share any news/information we may hear about the project. 


Virginia’s Proposed I-66 “Transformation” will have a Severe Impact on Dunn Loring Village and its Residents  

• Virginia now has public/private funding (tolls) lined up to widen I-66 from Haymarket to I-495 and plans to do so very soon. 

• The Commonwealth intends to finish engineering/analysis of alternatives and select a project alternative this year, starting construction in 2017. 

• The construction will take place 2017-2021 if their schedule holds. This is one of Governor McAuliffe’s initiatives to improve transportation on I-66 and Northern Virginia. 

Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Proposed I-66 Project

• There are two alternatives under consideration, 2A and 2B.

• The alternatives are not mutually exclusive, they can mix and match ideas from each--but biggest difference is 2A has rapid transit in median and 2B does not. However on their plans, 2B affects DLV more even though it affects fewer land parcels overall. Each involves building new Toll Lanes in each direction. 

• The plan for 2B includes a flyover ramp that would allow eastbound traffic to exit the rightmost regular lane via an overpass across the WMATA tracks and land in the new express lane. The current plans shows this flyover parallel to DLV. It also includes a wider RoW, coming very close to houses on Knollside, Dellway, and Stone Hollow and possibly consuming the running path. 

• Both 2A and 2B plans include a "storm water management" (SWM) feature that is basically a large pond with a berm, fence, and additional RoW around it. This pond would be situated approximately where our east playground is today. From the maps provided, the Long Branch bridge would likely no longer be available to the community, if it is allowed to exist. 

• In May 2015, VDOT plans to hold an official environmental impact meeting and make a decision of the alternative and amendments. 

• After the May meeting, VDOT will provide information about what parcels will be affected. VDOT is declining to provide any land taking details at this time. 

• VDOT plans to negotiate with affected property owners in 2016. With eminent domain proceedings out of the way, the first phase of construction would involve knocking down the existing sound walls with jackhammers, heavy equipment, etc. Most construction would take place at night to avoid impacting traffic. As mentioned earlier, the expected construction duration is 4 years, assuming it can be finished on time. 

• VDoT says "they will work with property owners." They say they will be "transparent and open," and they "value your input." They are also interested in enhanced bus service, carpooling, HOV-3, park and ride lots, and bike paths. They spoke at length about each, yet provided no actual details or information other than new Toll Lanes for highway vehicles. 

• The current I-66 project, building electric arrows over each lane, will be completed this year and operate during the larger project. 

• VDOT has no plans to widen I-66 inside the Beltway, but these plans have significant impacts and land taking outside of the Beltway. 

For more information about this project, visit the VDOT website at: http://www.transform66.org

See the I-66 project maps for Dunn Loring Village at:
http://www.transform66.org/documents/meetings/2015january/76_2B_Dunn_Loring.pdf
http://www.transform66.org/documents/meetings/2015january/75_2B_Vienna_2.pdf

See the public VDOT Meeting on I-66 widening 

(Watch VDOT’s silent reaction to a question on the severe I-66 project impacts specific to Dunn Loring Village on this video at time 44:20)''


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Past Meetings





Sound Wall Removal Update
FAM construction has removed much of the sound wall and performing construction work on the residential side of the sound wall along I-66. The remainder of the sound wall along Dunn Loring Village will be removed as construction progresses.  During this time, there will be no barrier between the I-66 construction project and Dunn Loring Village.  When construction of the expanded highway is completed, VDOT has stated a new wall will be built.

FAM expects the new sound wall will be built closer to the village than the current sound wall before the project is completed.  A retaining wall will also be built due to the elevation difference of the freeway surface from surrounding land.  A drainage ditch will be built on the lower side of the retaining wall. 

The time between old sound wall demolition and new wall finish was originally described as 240 days maximum, however VDOT later dated this may need to be extended due  to the complexity of the area.  The estimated construction finish date is late 2022. 

For updated information, contact project leaders at [email protected] or [email protected] or call 703-662-3892 with questions.



Land Taking for Dunn Loring Village

Update: April 2019 - VDOT has taken land from Dunn Loring Village for the purpose of freeway expansion and drainage.  The taking affects land near Dellway Lane, Grovemore Lane, Stone Hollow Drive, and Knollside Lane. Most of the land taking is for the eastbound high flyover ramp that will move eastbound traffic from the right lane to the express lanes before I-495.

Homeowner Assessments Reduced for 2018:
The DLV Board of Directors has reduced the annual assessment for 2018. See Pay HOA Assessments on this website for payment information.

I-66 Construction Letters: DLV has been made aware of letters being sent to certain residents offering pre-construction surveys in relation to the I-66 Widening. DLV recommends obtaining an independent legal opinion if you have concerns or questions relating to the project

Fire Lanes:
As a reminder, do not park in yellow curb fire lanes. Vehicles parked in the fire lanes will be towed. Details are posted on the signs at the village entrances.


Bus service has returned to DLV! New weekday peak hour service is provided by Fairfax Connector Route 462, which began on October 3, 2017.


Widening Update:

Fall 2017:

November 13, 2017: VDOT Design Meeting: VDOT held a public hearing on I-66 final designs on Monday November 13 from 6:30 to 9:00 at Oakton High School. Construction will begin in early 2018.

November 8, 2017: Supervisor Linda Smyth held a community briefing on the latest plans for the Transform66 Outside the Beltway on Wednesday, November 8 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Marshall Road Elementary School, 730 Marshall Road SW, Vienna. 

November 13, 2017: VDOT held a public hearing on I-66 final designs on Monday November 13 from 6:30 to 9:00 at Oakton High School.


Summer 2017:


Survey work for the I-66 widening continues around Dunn Loring Village.  Please stay tuned about future meetings that VDOT indicated would take place in Fall 2017. 

VDOT plans to start the I-66 widening later in 2017.  With the anticipated effects of the widening on Dunn Loring Village to include land taking, 24 hour construction noise, and demolition/rebuilding of the Cedar Lane and Gallows Road overpasses, VDOT hosted several meeting in June.  VDOT informed us that they expect to hold additional meetings about noise and construction in the fall.



Spring 2017:  There are significant changes that VDOT and its private partner are making to I-66 widening plans.  These changes have been identified primarily through limited disclosures that VDOT has made to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) so far.  VDOT seeks the TPB's endorsement to amend these changes s to the region's Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP).


None of these changes are in the previously announced preferred alternative.  Some of the changes include:

1.)  Some storm water management ponds may reappear in the project (additional land taking is back on the table).

2.) Express Lane access is being added at Route 123, and at Nutley St. (previously VDOT said this was impossible at Nutley St, precluding the use of our (area concerned residents') Do No Harm proposal that would have minimized impacts and home takings in the Dunn Loring area

3.) Semi trucks/tanker trucks will be allowed in the Express Lanes (and access ramps).


If you'd like to read more information about VDOT's statements, please see transform66wisely.org.



2016


VDOT has received a Finding of No Significant Impact (to the natural and human environment) for Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway. This clears the way for the project to proceed with vendor selection and construction.


The Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway project recently requested comments on the procurement process, which will affect neighborhood residents, commuters, and taxpayers.  The procurement public comment period ended on June 16, 2016.

The updated materials from the May 2016 meetings, including the Concept Plans are posted at:  http://outside.transform66.org/meetings/may_2016_public_hearings.asp


Widening Plans and Dunn Loring Village

VDOT's official plan will expand I-66 significantly into our community

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Current VDOT Preferred Alternative - Dunn Loring Village West

Current VDOT Preferred Alternative - Dunn Loring Village East

View latest news on I-66 Widening Impacts 

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I-66
Outside the Beltway Public Information Meeting 

 
***Tuesday, October 20, 2015***
6:30 - 8:30 pm (Presentation at 7:00pm)
VDOT Northern Virginia District Office
4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
* Visit Transform66.org to view a live stream of this meeting at 7:00 p.m.
 
* These comments are summarized for the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) who votes on the proposed plan on Oct 28th in VA Beach
 
 
Transportation Planning Board (TPB) Meeting & Public Comment
 
***Wednesday, October 21, 2015***
12:00 - 2:00 pm (Public Comment at 12:00pm)
777 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20002-4239
COG Board Room

Learn more about Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project at www.Transform66.org