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|Governor McAuliffe Announces a Bipartisan Agreement on I-66|
NR 2016- 04
For Immediate Release
February 10, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces a Bipartisan Agreement on I-66
Richmond - Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a bipartisan agreement on I-66 to toll and widen east bound lanes inside the Beltway to the Glebe Road exit in Ballston.
Delegate Patrick Hope, whose district includes portions of I-66 that will be included in the widening stated: "While I'm disappointed the agreement includes an accelerated timeline for the widening of I-66, I'm encouraged that aspects of the deal include increased investment in multi-modal transportation solutions that will include expanded bus service, carpooling, and other ways to improve transit options not just on I-66 but throughout the region."
"I've been assured by the Governor that the widening of I-66 will be done within the existing right of way and sound barriers will be strengthened to completely mitigate any harm to existing homes or Arlington's quality of life as a result."
Patrick A. Hope is a Member of the Virginia General Assembly as the Delegate from the 47th District representing part of Arlington County. He serves on the House Health, Welfare, and Institutions, Courts of Justice, and Militia, Police and Public Safety Committees.
Mary P. Dooley, Legislative Assistant
Delegate Patrick Hope