Our Transform 66 Outside the Beltway team in northern Virginia placed its last beam at the I-66/Route 28 interchange on Aug. 22. After four years of non-stop project construction by dedicated crews, this marks a major milestone.
This 22.5-mile project will open in phases beginning this fall, with final completion and the opening of all roadways in December.
The project team, Virginia Department of Transportation, I-66 Express Mobility Partners (EMP) and FAM Construction celebrated together with a beam-signing ceremony. VDOT Mega Projects Director Susan Shaw, I-66 EMP CEO Javier Gutierrez and FAM Construction CEO Pablo Molla spoke at the event before joining the fun of signing the beam.
“There are over 900 beams on this project, and we are celebrating the last beam on an express lane bridge here at Route 28 because of the importance of this interchange. This interchange is exciting for the transportation community.”
– VDOT Mega Projects Director Susan Shaw
Shaw, Gutierrez and Molla praised the project crews for working back-to-back all summer to get to this point. VDOT awarded the 50-year concession contract to I-66 EMP in December 2016 and construction began in April 2018.
FAM Construction, a joint venture company between Ferrovial Construction and Allan Myers, VA, is the design-build contractor. I-66 Express Mobility Partners, headquartered in Manassas, is a consortium of Cintra, Meridiam and APG.
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