Why Northern Virginias don’t hate the tolls on I-66

It turns out not everybody hates the tolls inside the beltway on I-66.

There was outrage when the tolls reached a high of $46.75 in September 2018, but some neighbors who live along the highway in Arlington and Falls Church are happy to see how the money is being spent.

Work is underway to add a third lane to eastbound I-66 between the Dulles Connector Road and Fairfax Drive. But that’s not all. Funds from I-66 tolls inside the beltway are being used to build a pedestrian and bicycle bridge to carry the Washington & Old Dominion Trail over Route 29, Lee Highway.

“I think the pedestrian bridge is a really good idea. I think it’s needed,” said Dianne Vandivier, of Falls Church. She was among the residents who attended a community briefing on the project hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Wednesday night.

An overview of planned construction projects using…

Original published: 2019-07-11 04:01:58 Read the full Washington News here

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