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Capital Beltway HOT Lanes Delivering congestion relief and new travel choices Presented to Noblis - October 28, 2008. Today’s presentation. Introduction/Project Overview PPP/HOT Lanes Operations Design/Construction: Project/Regional Transportation Management Planning .

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Capital Beltway HOT Lanes

Delivering congestion relief and new travel choices

Presented to Noblis - October 28, 2008

today s presentation
Today’s presentation

Introduction/Project Overview

PPP/HOT Lanes Operations

Design/Construction:

Project/Regional Transportation Management Planning

capital beltway hot lanes a landmark public private partnership
Capital Beltway HOT LanesA landmark Public-Private Partnership

A series of “firsts”…

First major improvement to the Capital Beltway in more than 30 years

First HOT lanes PPP in the US

First dynamic pricing PPP in the US

First project using Private Activity Bonds (PABs) to reach financial close and issue

bonds

Largest ever private sector investment in a US greenfield PPP

Innovative revenue sharing agreement with the public sector

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Capital Beltway Project

  • Two new HOT lanes in each direction
  • First time introduction of HOV to the Beltway and Tysons Corner/Merrifield
  • Congestion free network for transit service
  • Bike and pedestrian access
  • Replacement of more than $260 million of aging infrastructure
    • Including more than 50 bridges and overpasses
project overview
Project Overview
  • Improved sound wall protection for local neighborhoods
  • Construction of Springfield Interchange Phase VIII to create a seamless HOV network
  • Improved connection for I-66 regular lanes
  • Three new access points to Tysons Corner
operations capital beltway hot lanes
Operations – Capital Beltway HOT Lanes
  • Variable pricing:tolls rise and fall based on real-time traffic conditions to manage number of vehicles in the lanes
  • Not an everyday toll road:motorists choose to pay a toll only when they need a faster, more reliable trip
  • Fully electronic tolling with E-Z Pass:Electronic signs display rates; no toll booths
  • Free to HOV-3, buses, motorcycles and emergency vehicles
finance
Finance

Project funded through 4 sources:

  • Private equity
  • Commonwealth funding
  • Senior debt: Private Activity Bonds
  • Subordinated debt: TIFIA

Fair and equitable risk allocation between consortium and Commonwealth allows for reasonable financing terms

  • Open, transparent process: Commonwealth, Federal Government, Consortium
  • All parties working together to achieve aggressive deadlines
safety
Safety
  • 24-hour safety monitoring
  • Automatic incident detection
  • Rapid incident response by dedicated private crews working seamlessly with law enforcement, VDOT and emergency services
  • Real-time traffic information
  • Emergency services coordination
  • Improved access for emergency vehicles
  • Enhanced evacuation routes
virginia hot lanes where we are today
Virginia HOT Lanes: where we are today

Capital Beltway

  • Groundbreaking held in July
  • Construction underway

I-95/395

  • Currently under negotiation
  • Milestones to financial close
    • Environmental review
    • Permitting process
    • Financing negotiations
    • Two year construction period following
    • financial close
general construction plan
Build outer 2 lanes: 2008 – 2011

Rebuild/lengthen all bridges &

overpasses along alignment:

2008 – 2011

Shift traffic into 2 new outer lanes: 2011

Construction on inner 2 (HOT) lanes:

2011 - 2012

General Construction Plan

Projected HOT Lanes Opening – Dec 2012

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general hot lanes schedule
General HOT Lanes Schedule
  • Design/Engineering: 2007 – 2009
  • Arterial Study: 2008
  • Design Public Hearing: May 2008
  • Right of Way Activity: 2008 - 2010
  • Construction:
    • Clearing & Grubbing: 2008
    • Utility Relocation: 2008 – 2009
    • Soundwall Relocation/Construction:

2008 – 2011

    • Bridge Construction: 2008 – 2012
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General Construction Plan

Project divided into 4 construction areas:

  • Beltway south of I-66 Interchange
  • I-66 Interchange
  • Beltway north of I-66 interchange
  • Phase VIII: Springfield Interchange
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No Beltway lane closures during peak rush hours

Businesses and residential communities will remain accessible

Scheduled lane closures will be communicated in advance

Message signs to alert commuters

before they travel through construction area

(MOT) Maintenance of Traffic

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regional tmp
Regional TMP

Fairfax County

Parkway Extension

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Regional Transportation Management Plan (TMP)

GOAL

Keep motorists, businesses, shoppers and employers informed and moving during construction

  • Multiple large construction projects will be underway over the next 10 years
  • $58 million over the next six years
  • Initial program in place Fall-08

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Aggressive public outreach program

Enhanced commuter assistance programs and choices

Expanded employer service programs

Commuter information stores

Regional TMP Strategies

  • Additional traffic cameras
  • Extensive coordination and cooperation with police, fire and rescue
  • Dedicated safety service patrols
  • Improved traffic signal timing

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Programs That Can Help Employers and Employees

  • Commuter Services
  • Free carpool and vanpool matching
  • Carpool incentives
  • Transit trip planning
  • Financial assistance for vanpool startup
  • Guaranteed Ride Home Program
  • Park-and-Ride lot information
  • Bike to work information
  • Brochures for all programs
  • Employer Services
  • Employee commute assessment
  • Employee Transportation Champion training
  • Transit and vanpool benefit/incentive program

development

  • SmartBenefits program development
  • Alternative work schedules development
  • Parking management
  • On-site commute options information and

promotion

  • On-site ridematching and commute options

planning

Your local Commuter Connections network member is:

Fairfax County DOT 703-324-1181

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STAY INFORMEDwww.virginiadot.orgProvides information on:lane closures, travel advisories, email alert sign-up, multiple project links

www.virginiahotlanes.comProvides information on:project details/benefits, detailed construction info/timeline, sign up for progress updates and look ahead at future work