Drive Interstate 66 inside the Beltway during rush-hour just one time and you’ll quickly discover congestion is terrible. Drive it every day for years, there is no question something has to be done. I-66 is ranked among the most traffic-clogged roads in the country.
Given this obvious reality, I find it utterly baffling that a recent opinion piece in the Sun Gazette would ask what problem the state is trying to solve with I-66. The answer is simple: reduce congestion that has plagued the roadway for decades by moving more people. VDOT analysis shows the project will eliminate 30,000 person hours a day. <Full Story>