Virginia: I-66 toll lane bike path structure comes into focus

Updated designs for a bike trail next to Interstate 66 include funding plans for a complete route from Dunn Loring to near the Fairfax County line.

The Virginia Department of Transportation, the private contractor building most of the trail as part of toll lane construction and Fairfax County outlined the latest plans Thursday night to the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling.

The trail is planned largely along Interstate 66 with some diversions along streets near the highway.

Preliminary designs for the trail show some areas where the trail is at the same level as the highway lanes, and a number of areas where the trail is higher or lower than car traffic.