Joe Vagi 804-371-8304
Courtney L. Ware 804-225-3746 (office)
June 2, 2011
VDOT AND DRPT KICK-OFF MAJOR STUDY FOR INTERSTATE 66 OUTSIDE BELTWAY
Public Meetings in Manassas and Fairfax on June 8 and 9
RICHMOND − The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will host citizen information meetings regarding their study of the Interstate 66 corridor from U.S. Route 15 in Prince William County to I-495 in Fairfax County (approximately 25 miles).
The purpose of the study is to identify transportation needs within the I-66 corridor and to evaluate the impact of proposed improvements to meet those needs. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being prepared with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The study is scheduled for completion in late 2012.
As part of the NEPA process, two citizen information meetings are scheduled. The purpose of these meetings is to give citizens an opportunity to provide input into the scope of issues to be addressed in the Tier 1 EIS.
The first meeting will be held on Wednesday June 8, 2011, between 5 and 8 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton, 10800 Vandor Lane, Manassas, VA 20109
The second meeting will be held on Thursday June 9, 2011, between 5 and 8 p.m. at the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Representatives from VDOT and DRPT will be present to answers questions regarding the study.
Written or oral comments will be accepted at the meeting or submit them by July 15, 2011 to VDOT’s consultant at the following address:
Parsons Transportation Group
3926 Pender Drive, Suite 100
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Comments can also be emailed to Stephen.C.Walter@Parsons.com or to VDOT’s Project Manager, Chris Collins at CG.Collins@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Please reference “I-66 Tier 1 EIS: CIM Comments” in the subject line.
For more information, please visit the VDOT Web site at: www.virginiadot.org
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