Anyone who has traveled the I-66 corridor in Chantilly recently is well aware of the ongoing construction project that will widen the road and transform the way people get around. I-66 Express Mobility Partners is behind the multi-year highway project, and parks are a big part of the 2022 vision.

“In addition to the express lanes, we’re constructing up to 18 miles of shared-use trails for bicycles and pedestrians that will connect with the existing trail network in Fairfax County,” said Corporate Affairs Director Chris Doherty. “A few spots will run along I-66.”

Chris Doherty.

Doherty says the company is also passionate about being good stewards of the environment and giving back to the community. As it works to enhance the region’s transportation network, it is also taking steps to preserve the watershed, to improve parkland and to provide recreational opportunities to people who live near the construction zone.

“Our employees participated in a Cub Run RECenter area clean-up event, and we want to get more involved with community-oriented things,” Doherty said.

I-66 Express Mobility Partners made a substantial contribution this year to the Fairfax County Park Foundation to support the popular Starlight Cinema movies of FCPA’s Summer Entertainment Series at Trinity Center in Centreville. The outdoor venue is the perfect setting for the family friendly entertainment series, which harkens back to the days of drive-in movies.

I-66 Express Starlight Cinema.

“It seemed like a logical thing for us to get involved with,” Doherty said. “Even after the I-66 construction is complete, we’re going to be around for another 50 years to manage the express toll lanes, and we want continue to be a good neighbor by supporting STEM education and the environment, including parks.”

For the latest information on I-66 construction, visit www.transform66.org, and to learn how you can support Fairfax County parks, visit www.fairfaxparkfoundation.org.