American Structurepoint Celebrates Completion of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project in VirginiaCorporate, Engineering + InfrastructureNov 29, 2022
American Structurepoint executives and staff joined with dignitaries from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), design-build contractor FAM Construction, and project partner I-66 Express Mobility Partners to celebrate the opening of the I-66 Express Lanes. Today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of the multi-phased Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project.
The project has enhanced travel on the I-66 corridor through 22.5 miles of new express lanes just outside Washington, DC. The new express lanes provide faster and more reliable trips and new multimodal travel options. American Structurepoint was lead designer for the third and final segment of the project as part of the FAM Construction design-build team, which is a joint venture between Ferrovial Agroman US and Allen Myers, Va. Inc.
“American Structurepoint is proud to have designed a solution to meet the needs of improving traffic flow and providing more multimodal travel options to the public.” - Vice President and National Transportation Director Ben Borcherding
“American Structurepoint is proud to have designed a solution to meet the needs of improving traffic flow and providing more multimodal travel options to the public,” said American Structurepoint Vice President and National Transportation Director Ben Borcherding. “The express lanes, additional travel lanes, and interchange improvements along this corridor will enhance safety, reduce congestion, and provide more predictable travel times for the thousands of motorists using this portion of I-66 each day.”
Construction on the entire 22-mile stretch began in 2017. Segment 3 begins just west of Jermantown Road and runs east thru the interchange with the Capital Beltway of I-495. The segment includes approximately 7 miles of roadway reconstruction (two express lanes and three general purpose lanes in each direction); 23 new, replaced, or rehabilitated bridges; and three interchange modifications. American Structurepoint provided full-service design including roadway, drainage, maintenance-of-traffic, structural, lighting design, and other services necessary to complete the project.
The express lanes will use dynamic tolling, meaning the price of the toll changes according to the demand and volume of traffic. This is one of only a few projects in the U.S. where dynamic tolling is being implemented to help maintain an average vehicle speed of 55 mph in the express lanes when the general purpose lanes are congested.
About American Structurepoint
American Structurepoint, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a national architecture and engineering consulting firm. We define the standard of excellence for people across the world who want help building and bettering their community. American Structurepoint professionals work in 16 design centers throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. Engineering News-Record (ENR) has consistently listed the company as a Top 200 Design Firm. The firm achieved its highest ranking ever on the 2022 list, rising to No. 134. After more than 56 years of steady growth, American Structurepoint offers complete consulting and comprehensive design services to improve the quality of life for our people and our communities. For more information, visit www.structurepoint.com.