VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Michelle Holland 703-586-0487


Sept. 22, 2020

Virtual Question & Answer Sessions Sept. 28 and 30 for I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension Project
Public Hearings to Follow in October

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is offering two new opportunities for the public to ask questions about the I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) Project in advance of public hearings scheduled in October. The 495 NEXT Project involves extending the 495 Express Lanes by approximately three miles from the Dulles Toll Road interchange to the George Washington Memorial Parkway interchange in the vicinity of the American Legion Bridge to reduce congestion, improve safety and travel reliability, and provide additional travel choices. The project will involve a change in limited access control. Details include:


A short presentation will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a question and answer period.

Monday, September 28, 7 – 9 p.m. Learn more >>
Wednesday, September 30, 7 – 9 p.m. Learn more >>

Visit 495NorthernExtension.org for specific links and phone/audio online numbers to access the virtual question and answer sessions.

Please note that these sessions are informal and will not be included as part of the formal public hearing record.  


As a reminder, VDOT will present findings from its Environmental Assessment, and preliminary design plans on the 495 NEXT Project, for public input at a virtual public hearing on Monday, October 5, from 7-9:30 p.m., and at an in-person (by appointment only) hearing at the McLean Community Center on Thursday, October 8, from 4-8 p.m. Learn more >>

Visit 495NorthernExtension.org or call 703-691-6715 for more information on the public hearings, where to access public hearing materials, and how to provide comments before the public hearing comment period closes on October 23, 2020.

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