Public Meetings

Public Information Meetings

Past Events

Dates

Event & Location

June 6 & 7, 2022

Project Update Meetings 

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), along with project partner, Transurban, and contractor, Lane Construction, hosted two project update meetings on June 6 and 7 to provide residents and travelers an overview of project construction and design updates. The meetings included a virtual and in-person option, with a presentation followed by a question and answer session. Project representatives from VDOT and its partners were present at the meetings to answer questions and address comments.

Meeting Materials

May 26, 2022

Live Oak Drive Community Meeting 

VDOT held a virtual meeting with the Live Oak Drive community to discuss design refinements and updates as part of the 495 NEXT project.

Meeting Materials

September 29, 2021

Virtual Public Information Meeting
 
Following receipt of a “Finding of No Significant Impact” from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Park Service on its environmental assessment, and an approval from FHWA on its interchange justification report, VDOT held a virtual Public Information Meeting to present the latest updates and information related to the 495 NEXT Project. The meeting included a presentation by the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) with information on its New American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-70 Traffic Relief Plan.

Meeting Materials 

November 18, 2020

Virtual Public Meeting on I-495 American Legion Bridge Transit Study

VDOT held a virtual Public Information Meeting with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) to present updates on a study of multimodal transportation options 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. The study was completed jointly by DRPT and the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Transit Administration.

Meeting Materials

October 5 and 8, 2020

Location and Design Public Hearing

VDOT presented the Environmental Assessment and draft design plans to extend the 495 Express Lanes by approximately three miles from the Dulles Toll Road interchange to the George Washington Memorial Parkway. A virtual meeting was held on October 5. An in-person, by-appointment-only public hearing was held on October 8. Both meetings included opportunities for public comments.

Meeting Materials 

September 28 and 30, 2020

Virtual Question and Answer Sessions

VDOT held virtual question-and-answer sessions on Sept. 28 and Sept. 30 in advance of the October 2020 public hearings.

September 28 Meeting Materials

September 30 Meeting Materials

March 12, 2020

Location and Design Public Hearing

This meeting was postponed to October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual Location and Design Public Hearing was held on October 5 followed by an in-person, by-appointment-only public hearing on October 8.

Meeting Materials 

May 20, 2019

Public Information Meeting #2

VDOT held a public meeting regarding plans to extend the I-495 Express Lanes by approximately three miles from the Dulles Toll Road interchange toward the Maryland line in the vicinity of the American Legion Bridge.
Location: Cooper Middle School, 977 Balls Hill Rd, McLean

Meeting Materials 

June 11, 2018

Public Information Meeting #1

VDOT held a public meeting regarding plans to extend the I-495 Express Lanes by approximately three miles from the Dulles Toll Road interchange toward the Maryland line in the vicinity of the American Legion Bridge.
Location: Cooper Middle School, 977 Balls Hill Rd, McLean

Meeting Materials

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