Centreville, VA – November 20, 2017 –Ferrovial Chairman Rafael Del Pino and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe were joined by local and state leaders to break ground on the I-66 Outside the Beltway P3 Project today. In his remarks, Governor McAuliffe discussed the Commonwealth of Virginia’s approach to public-private partnerships and how these types of innovative partnerships are what will relieve traffic congestion and move more people along one of the nation’s most clogged highways.
Chairman Del Pino presented the Governor with a check for $578 million which will directly support local transportation projects on the I-66 corridor. Del Pino remarked, “we are selective in where we choose to do business, and we applaud the Commonwealth of Virginia’s vision and leadership…and indeed, the eyes of the Commonwealth, the nation and the world are on this project.”
The Transform66 Outside the Beltway project, which will be completed in 2022, features 22.5 miles of two express lanes and three general purpose lanes in each direction, 4000 new park and ride spaces, and expanded multimodal transportation options for the region, including new transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
Joining Chairman Del Pino and Governor McAuliffe for the check presentation and groundbreaking were Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and Prince William County Supervisor Marty Nohe, who also serves as the Chairman of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.