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In late August, motorists will begin to see travel times displayed on I-66 electronic message signs between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville. By providing current, accurate travel times to key destinations, motorists can make a more informed decision to consider an alternate route.

For the two-month pilot project, travel times will be posted at three locations (see map to the right): 

  • Eastbound I-66, just east of Route 28, will display the travel time to I-495
  • Westbound I-66, just west of Route 50, will display the travel time to Gainesville
  • Westbound I-66, just west of Route 7100, will display the travel time to Gainesville

Travel times will be displayed weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

VDOT is using traffic data from Inrix and other sources to determine the travel times. Traffic controllers at the Public Safety Transportation Operations Center in Fairfax will ensure the travel times are successfully sent to the message signs and are accurately refreshed every five minutes.  

If the pilot is successful, travel times will be posted later in the year on additional message signs on I-66, I-95, I-395, and on other highways throughout the commonwealth.  

VDOT welcomes feedback on the I-66 travel times pilot program. Click here to submit your question or comment.

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