RELEASE:

CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE

Jennifer McCord 571-230-2926
jennifer.mccord@vdot.virginia.gov
Kathleen Leonard 703-638-9115
kathleen.leonard@vdot.virginia.gov
NR16-159

Dec. 9, 2016



Northern Virginia Fall Transportation Meeting is Next Week
Give input on priority projects and Atlantic Gateway improvements

FAIRFAX – The public is invited to learn about and provide input on two important initiatives next Wednesday at the Virginia Department of Transportation’s District Office in Fairfax: An open house and town hall meeting on prioritizing transportation projects in the region, as well as a public hearing to receive formal comment on the Atlantic Gateway projects.

Join VDOT and Commonwealth Transportation Board members Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

6 p.m.              Open House
                          Review the list of 62 proposed projects that have been submitted by local and regional governments 
                          in the Northern Virginia District for scoring through the SMART SCALE prioritization process. The 
                          applications total approximately $3.28 billion in funding requests. For more information, visit 
                          www.vasmartscale.org.

6:30 p.m.        Town Hall Session
                          
Discuss projects with transportation stakeholders and ask questions.

7:30 p.m.        Public Hearing for Atlantic Gateway
                         Learn more and provide formal comments on the Atlantic Gateway proposed highway, rail and transit  
                         improvements along the I-95 corridor. For more information, visit www.atlanticgateway.net.

SMART SCALE

Scoring results will be posted, and following public meetings in the spring, the Commonwealth Transportation Board will use public feedback and the scoring data to select which projects to fund and include in the next Six-Year Improvement Program by June of 2017.

If you are unable to attend, you review the displays online

Provide your comments:

  • Submit written comments during a public meeting.
  • Complete an online comment form.
  • For roads and highways:

Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Infrastructure Investment Director
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219

  • For transit and public transportation:

DRPTPR@drpt.virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
600 East Main Street, Suite 2102
Richmond, VA 23219

Atlantic Gateway Public Hearing

Comments specific to the Atlantic Gateway public hearing may be provided at the hearing or sent by Dec. 22, 2016 to: meetingcomments@vdot.virginia.gov (please reference “Atlantic Gateway PH” in the subject line)

or

VDOT Northern Virginia District Office
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

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