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495 Express Lanes Northern Extension -Project Update: Feb. 12, 2019

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495 Express Lanes Northern Extension -Project Update: Feb. 12, 2019

  1. 1. 495 EXPRESS LANES NORTHERN EXTENSION PROJECT UPDATE Virginia Department of Transportation February 12, 2019
  2. 2. Project Goals Virginia Department of Transportation 2  Reduce congestion and improve roadway safety  Provide additional travel choices  Improve travel reliability
  3. 3. Study Area • Extends approximately 3.5 miles along I-495 between the Route 123 interchange and the MD state line at the ALMB. • Extends approximately 2,500 feet east along the GWMP. • Intersecting roadways and interchanges are also included in the study area, as well as adjacent areas within 600 feet of the existing edge of pavement Virginia Department of Transportation
  4. 4.  Ranked number 1 as most congested segment in the region  I-495 congestion routinely extends between American Legion Bridge and Tysons (south of Dulles Toll Road)  Multiple hours of congestion during AM and PM peak periods and weekends  Cut-through traffic using local roads and residential streets on either side of I-495 Virginia Department of Transportation 4 Existing Conditions Oct 4 2018 Oct 4 2018 May 2018
  5. 5. Virginia Department of Transportation Northbound Traffic Congestion 5
  6. 6. Virginia Department of Transportation Southbound Traffic Congestion 6
  7. 7. Reduce Congestion 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 Volume(vph) I-495 Northbound General Purpose Between George Washington Memorial Pkwy and Clara Barton Pkwy Unserved Demand Throughput
  8. 8. Travel Reliability Virginia Department of Transportation • Speeds vary within the corridor making travel time unreliable
  9. 9. Environmental Assessment Virginia Department of Transportation 9  Alternative Analysis  No-Build vs. Build  Natural Resources Technical Report  Fieldwork completed 08/16/2018  Noise Analysis  Noise Measurements in Field completed 10/4/2018  Air Analysis  Socioeconomic/Land Use Technical Report  Indirect and Cumulative Effects Technical Memo  Hazardous Materials Technical Memo  Cultural Resources (Historic Resources)
  10. 10. • Fairfax County • Project footprint • Pedestrian and bicycle needs • Drainage and Stormwater Management • Other • Stakeholder Technical Advisory Group • June 7, 2018 • October 22, 2018 • Spring 2019 • Maryland • Environmental Study Coordination • Technical Coordination Project Coordination Virginia Department of Transportation
  11. 11. Public Outreach Virginia Department of Transportation 11  Public Information Meeting Schedule www.495NorthernExtension.org  Key Stakeholder Groups Meeting Date Public Information Meeting June 11, 2018 Public Information Meeting Spring 2019 Location Public Hearing Fall 2019
  12. 12.  76 attendees, including Del. Murphy, Boysko, and Keam and Sup. Foust  12 speakers during question and answer period  9 comment sheets at event  11 comments via email and letter Comment/Question Topics  Coordination with Maryland, regional plans  Addressing American Legion Bridge congestion  Local traffic issues and concerns  Right of way  Noise, air, water pollution June 11, 2018 Public Information Meeting Summary Virginia Department of Transportation 12
  13. 13. • Refine and coordinate design • Private Partners • Key Stakeholders • Complete Environmental Study • Continue P3 Procurement • Refine Agreement • Enter Revised Comprehensive Agreement Next Steps Virginia Department of Transportation
  14. 14. Major Milestones Dates Public Information Meeting #1 – Cooper Middle School June 11, 2018 Begin NEPA – Environmental Assessment June 2018 Public Information Meeting #2 Spring 2019 Publish Draft Environmental Assessment Summer 2019 Public Hearing Fall 2019 NEPA Decision from Federal Highway Administration 2019 Schedule Virginia Department of Transportation 14

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