VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
Nov. 12, 2020
REMINDER: Virtual Public Meeting NOV. 18
Learn About and Provide Input on I-495 American Legion Bridge Transit & Transportation Demand Management Study and I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension Project
Virginia to hold virtual public meeting, Wednesday, November 18, 7-9 p.m.
Virginia's Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), will hold a virtual public information meeting on Wednesday, November 18, from 7 until 9 p.m. to provide information and answer questions about Virginia and Maryland's effort to study multimodal transportation options aimed to reduce congestion, improve trip reliability and regional connections, and enhance existing and planned multimodal mobility and connectivity on I-495 and the American Legion Bridge. DRPT will provide a briefing and overview of draft recommendations on this I-495 American Legion Bridge Transit and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Study, which is being conducted jointly by DRPT and the Maryland Transit Administration.
VDOT will also provide updates on its proposed I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) Project, which would extend the 495 Express Lanes by about three miles from near the Dulles Toll Road and I-495 interchange to the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the vicinity of the American Legion Bridge.
MEETING DETAILS AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE
VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
7 - 9 p.m. (presentations begin at 7 p.m., followed by question and answer session)
JOIN THROUGH WEBEX
Join the meeting directly through Webex by using this link.
Meeting number (access code): 178 792 0785
Event password: rEbyC2Cc7J5
JOIN BY PHONE
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WATCH ON YOUTUBE
The meeting will be streamed on YouTube at VDOT Live. This option does not allow participants to ask questions.
- Find additional meeting details and updates at DRPT.Virginia.gov and 495NorthernExtension.org, or by calling 571-454-4340.
- The meeting will be recorded and posted online the following day.
- If joining the meeting through WebEx, you are encouraged to download and install the Webex Meetings app or the Webex extension for Chrome. (FYI: some work laptops will not allow this.)
DRPT is conducting its I-495 American Legion Bridge Transit and TDM Study in coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). The recommendations resulting from this study are aimed to work in concert with Virginia's proposed northern extension of the I-495 Express Lanes and Maryland's proposed managed lanes program for the American Legion Bridge, I-495, and I-270. Draft recommendations will be available mid-November for public input and the final report is scheduled to be complete in January 2021. Study updates are available here.
VDOT's proposed 495 NEXT Project was formally presented to the public at hearings held on October 5 and 8. Information provided includes findings from VDOT's Environmental Assessment and preliminary design plans for the proposed project. The formal comment period for the 495 NEXT Project has been extended through Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. VDOT's project team is working to inform and engage key stakeholders, and the traveling and neighboring public, about the project during this extended comment period. Project information is available here
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