Virginia Department of Transportation officials are moving forward in their consideration of "managed toll" lanes on I-66 between Vienna and Haymarket similar to those that opened as the I-495 Express Lanes in 2012.
The suggestions from private industry on improvements to I-66 from the Beltway to Haymarket, and most included some combination of free and toll lanes and a westward expansion of Metro and possibly VRE. Bus Rapid Transit is also a noted option. However,
The goal of any project would be to mitigate congestion, improve safety and serve growing employment and population areas.
Construction on any of the options likely would not start until 2017 and could cost $2 billion to $3 billion.