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McAuliffe And Partners Break Ground On I-66 Outside The Beltway Express Lanes Project - Source Alexandria news

Posted on Nov 22,2017
Filed Under Local Politics , Politics,

Groundbreaking for I-66 Outside the Beltway project (courtesy photo)

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ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined the Virginia Department of Transportation, Department of Rail and Public Transportation, federal, state and local partners, and the Commonwealth’s private partner, I-66 Express Mobility Partners, to break ground on the I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes Project, which will deliver about $3.7 billion worth of transportation improvements benefitting Northern Virginia’s I-66 Corridor. Governor McAuliffe also announced that construction will be funded completely by the private consortium building the project and that the group has provided nearly $579 million for additional improvements in the corridor.

“Using taxpayer resources wisely to reduce gridlock in Northern Virginia and across the Commonwealth has been a top priority of this administration,” said Governor McAuliffe. “The project we are beginning today will increase the capacity of I-66 and give commuters more options for how to get to work, with zero taxpayer investment and a commitment of nearly $579 million from our private partners for even more traffic-reducing projects. This project will reduce congestion, stimulate economic growth and improve the quality of life of commuters all over the Northern Virginia region. It will also create hundreds of jobs for Virginians, with the goal of 75 percent of new project hires being local residents and veterans. I want to thank the men and women at the federal, state and local levels who worked hard to make this transformational public-private partnership a reality.”

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