This project is the one of the first improvements for I-66 Inside the Beltway in the last 20 years. Currently, I-66 Inside the Beltway is only restricted to carpool vehicles with authorized clean special fuel license plates, Dulles Airport travelers, and law enforcement. With the new I-66 Inside the Beltway program, all drivers will be able to use the interstate during peak hours, in exchange for paying a toll.
Fort Myer is responsible for constructing and installing eight new electronic toll/registration gantries, shelters and high-tech sensors as well as electronic message signs necessary to convert an approximate 10-mile section of I-66 to dynamically-priced high-occupancy toll lanes. Additionally, our team handled shoulder reconstruction and drainage improvements around gantry locations.
The Inside the Beltway program has confirmed that in the near future the I-66 Inside the Beltway will be available to all drivers. This will relieve congestion before and after the HOV periods, require all drivers to have an E-ZPass, and to allocate toll revenues to fund additional and improved travel choices that will include: roadway, bus, Metro access, bicycle, and pedestrian options.