Photo detail

Amina Abdullah and her son Piran had a vested interest in attending the I-66 informational meeting. With their contractor Richard Lensis in tow (“I’m just here for moral support,” said Lensis) the Abdullahs located their plot on the Fairfax proposal section. “We’ve been working hard and saving for a couple of years to build a garage for our house,” said Mrs. Abdullah. “We are pretty close to I-66. I was just worried that after all of this, maybe we couldn’t build it or maybe we would have to move it or something.” Lensis and the I-66 Project team member took a good look at the map and were able to reassure the Abdullahs that the improvements would not impact their construction plans.

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

I-66 Improvements Draw Crowd in Oakton

Public Information Meeting held at Oakton High.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in partnership with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) recently held several informational meetings on the “I-66 Outside the Beltway Improvements Project” to give the public the opportunity to better visualize its scope and ask questions of the people really in the know. One of these meetings was held at Oakton High School on Feb. 3 and drew a crowd of several hundred to the school cafeteria to learn more about the project that covers a 25 mile path from the 495 Beltway to Route 15 in Haymarket.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment