Public Meetings

Public Information Meetings

Upcoming Events

Dates

Event & Location

June 6 & 7, 2022

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

Meeting Details                                         

In-Person Meeting

Monday, June 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)
Langley High School Auditorium
6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean VA 22101

Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, June 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Check back shortly for virtual meeting link 

The project update meetings will focus on: 

  • Upcoming construction activities, including a preliminary timeline
  • Expected construction impacts
  • Project design changes and enhancements
  • New interactive map showing latest construction, designs and plans
  • Coordination with the adjacent George Washington Memorial Parkway rehabilitation project and the New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan

Past Events

Dates

Event & Location

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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