Manassas, VA — As part of a broad slate of public transportation improvements in the I-66 corridor in Northern Virginia, Shockey broke ground today on a new Headquarters and Operations Complex for I-66 Express Mobility Partners at 7450 Century Park Drive in Manassas.
Scheduled to open in 2022, this administrative complex 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 SF office building and technical operations hub, an adjacent 8400 SF utility building, and a 28,000 SF parking lot.
“Breaking ground for this facility 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.”
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 a 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.”
“Shockey looks forward to delivering an important component of this massive roadway project — doing our part to help to ensure safety and alleviate traffic congestion along the I-66 corridor,” added Jeff Boehm, president of Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.
Shockey is the general contractor for the complex. Gannett Fleming designed the primary facility, in coordination with 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, two 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 partners 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 66expresspartners.com.