Groundbreaking (of Sorts) for VDOT’s I-66 HOT Lanes

The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock covers the ceremonial opening of VDOT’s I-66 inside-the-beltway HOT lanes project. Instead of turning dirt, dignitaries uncovered and switched-on a digital sign. “Workers now will begin to install eight toll gantries and 125 signs over and around the interstate inside the Capital Beltway. In terms of construction work, that’s pretty much it,” according to the doctor.

WTOP-FM News quotes Governor Terry McAuliffe as telling event participants, “This will give solo drivers for the first time ever a new option to use lanes that are now restricted by paying a variable toll during the travel times.”