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Greedy VA: VDOT will add tolls to I-66, both inside and outside of the Beltway
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VDOT will add tolls to I-66, both inside and outside of the Beltway | WJLA.com

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Virginia has the be the state wit the most "PAY TO DRIVE" roads and bridges. After a while you are going to have to pay to drive all main roads and only side streets will be free.
VDOT will add tolls to I-66, both inside and outside of the Beltway



RLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) - The Virginia Department of Transportation will add toll lanes to sections of Interstate 66 both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. Continue reading
Outside the beltway, a single toll lane would be added between the beltway and Haymarket. From there, an existing HOV lane would be converted into a toll lane.
Inside the beltway, drivers in all lanes of I-66 would pay tolls during the morning and evening rush hours. The plan would eliminate HOV restrictions on I-66, allowing everyone to drive on it at all times, although only non-HOV users would be required to pay the toll. The plan would also up the number of passengers requires to qualify for HOV status from two to three.




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February 20, 2015, 08:44 AM

To be honest, this is not that bad....
I hate that I cant use the HOV only I-66 during rush hour.

I also do not mind paying for free flowing traffic, but like the new Pay lanes on 95 I still think all of them will be backed up.


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February 20, 2015, 08:47 AM

Well I guess it's new joby job time for the kid. If they do this they will screw the other ways into work and F'me completely. Right now my commute is not bad at all.


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February 20, 2015, 09:49 AM

Now 66 will be gridlocked like other times of day from exit 69 to DC. That kinda sucks.. I travel on it solo during HOV hours because you can use it to go to Dulles. Which really, means the toll road or beltway since there's no enforcement on that part. Just don't get off on 123.
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February 20, 2015, 10:15 AM

Won't this be great news for motorcyclists as HOT lanes are free for us? :\


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February 20, 2015, 10:15 AM

Isn't this one of the reasons we pay taxes?


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Isn't this one of the reasons we pay taxes?

Our Lords in Richmond demand more money for their coffers.


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Aww yeah, keep coughing up that premium to live in NOVA, that's exactly why I left. The roads have been getting much better in Downtown RVA and my reverse commute out is about 25mins at an average speed of 60mph the whole way. Plus everything is cheaper here bahaha

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February 20, 2015, 11:18 AM

66's solution to their horrendous all-times of the day traffic backup between DC and 29 is to "add a toll lane"

LMAO. Brilliant.

I try to avoid that road like it has measles.



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February 20, 2015, 12:00 PM

Eastbound, the tie-ups through Arlington are due to back-ups getting on to the Roosevelt Bridge- usually the E st. exit backs thing up. The Eastbound delays from points West due to Beltway backups will likewise not be helped by a toll lane. E and W, the worst traffic on I-66 is outside the Beltway, where it is already eight lanes.

That MCs can use the HOV/toll lanes is a real bonus, and statistically it has no effect on traffic anyway because there are few of them on the road anyway. Pay-to-play toll lanes sound good on paper... use them as often as you can afford, or on the occasion when you need to get somewhere faster. But they are inefficient and costly, and an eyesore compared with simply adding extra lane or two. You often need addition entry/exit ramps, dividers, breakdown lanes.. it's a mess, and a poor solution to traffic problems. The one-way, space hogging absurdity that is I-395 to Stafford is the ultimate example.
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February 20, 2015, 12:34 PM

Terrible idea....


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February 20, 2015, 01:39 PM

I have no idea what you guys have to deal with....ive always lived in DC...and until last year work in DC also...now i go opposite direction of traffic to college park md from DC...
I dont think I ever want to work inside dc again.
Ive been working inside DC from 1986 to 2013.


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February 20, 2015, 02:16 PM

I am enjoying my 30 foot commute a great deal. I could leave my current job working from home and get paid more by a beltway bandit, nee contractor, but it is hard to justify with the travel time and extra commuting costs.

Down side is I only ride at track days and occasional fun days. The poor Tuono ends up sitting around in the garage.

Oh, and I agree that the extra costs to build and maintain the separate toll portions of the road don't make sense. If you build a road to be a toll road from the start that is different. The extra fly over ramps add a lot to the costs as do the land grabs required for the extra width to put separation in for the toll to free lanes.


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