I-66 Express Mobility Partners Breaks Ground Headquarters and Operations Complex in Manassas
State of the Art Facility Will Support I-66 Express Lanes Scheduled to Open in December 2022
Manassas, Va. – May 20, 2021 – I-66 Express Mobility Partners broke ground today on its administrative, maintenance complex at 7450 Century Park Drive in Manassas. Scheduled to open in 2022, these facilities will provide traffic management, emergency response coordination, maintenance, and snow removal for the I-66 Express Lanes currently under construction from Gainesville to the Capital Beltway. The Express Lanes are scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2022. Approximately 60 full time employees in the areas of management, technology, customer service and operations personnel will be based at this location.
The complex features a 25,000 square foot office building and technical operations hub, an adjacent 8400 square foot utility building, and an 28,000 square foot parking lot. It is adjacent to the 1300 space Balls Ford Road commuter park and ride lot that is currently under construction. The location also provides direct access to the I-66 Express Lanes for public safety personnel from the newly opened Prince William County/Groveton Fire Station, which went into service in January 2021.
“Breaking ground for this facility is marks another milestone in our progress to transform I-66 outside the beltway into a more reliable, safer travel experience for motorists in the region,” commented Javier Gutierrez, chief executive officer of I-66 Express Mobility Partners. “Overall, we are investing more than $3.5 billion into the I-66 Corridor, which included $284 million in funding for vital transportation-related projects in Prince William County, including the Balls Ford Road widening project and mass transit improvements.”
Conceptual rendering of the 25,000 sq. ft. office space at 7450 Century Park Drive
Work has begun at 7450 Century Park Drive – May 2021
The facility has been designed in accordance with Virginia’s Energy Conservation and Environmental Standards (VEES). Eco-friendly features include electric vehicle charging stations, roof-mounted solar panels and low-demand lighting and plumbing systems. There will also be bicycle racks and connectivity to the new Balls Ford park and ride lot and planned trail along Balls Ford Road.
“For the past several years, I-66 Express Mobility Partners has served as our Economic Development Vision Partner,” commented Debbie Jones, president and chief executive officer of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. “They have made significant infrastructure investments here in the Prince William region that will benefit businesses, residents and visitors alike well into the future. We are thrilled they have chosen Prince William County for their headquarters and for the additional quality jobs this investment will create.”
The general contractor for the complex is Winchester, Virginia-based Howard Shockey & Sons; Gannett Fleming designed the primary facility and partnered with Richmond-based Timmons Group for site development.
About I-66 Express Mobility Partners
In 2016, I-66 Express Mobility Partners entered into a 50-year agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia to rebuild 22.5 miles of I-66 from I-495 (the Capital Beltway) to Gainesville, Virginia. The $3.5 billion project features 3 general purpose lanes, 2 Express Lanes, 4000 park and ride spaces, expanded transit service and 11 miles of shared use path that will connect existing and planned trails. The consortium which comprises I-66 Express Mobility includes world leaders in infrastructure development, finance and operations, including lead partner Cintra, Meridiam, John Laing PLC and APG.
To learn more about I-66 Express Mobility Partners and the Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway project, visit https://ride66express.com. To view how I-66 will operate in the future, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-NWaIMziAI&t=41s.