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In-person, by appointment only: I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension Project (495 NEXT) Location & Design Public Hearing October 8

October 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-person, by-appointment-only hearing on Oct. 8


The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) held a virtual Location and Design Public Hearing on Monday, October 5, 2020, which is being followed by an in-person (by-appointment-only) hearing for those unable to participate virtually on Thursday, October 8, 2020, for the I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension Project (495 NEXT). VDOT will present and seek input on its Environmental Assessment (EA) and draft design plans for the 495 NEXT Project.

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.


· The public can visit or call 703-691-6715 for information on how to participate and provide formal comments.

In-Person, By-Appointment-Only Location & Design Public Hearing

Thursday, October 8, 2020

4 – 8 p.m.

McLean Community Center

1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101

· For people who are unable to participate in the virtual public hearing, VDOT is planning a by-appointment-only, in-person hearing that will include a video presentation and display boards.

· Project staff will be available to answer questions and receive public comments.

· CDC-recommended health measures, including mask requirements and social distancing, will be in place. Reservations are required to attend.

· Attendees must call 703-691-6715 or sign up at to make a reservation.



The project’s Environmental Assessment and design plans will be presented at the hearing, and are available now at Materials can also be reviewed at the following locations:

VDOT Northern Virginia District Office

4975 Alliance Drive

Fairfax, VA  22030

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; public access by appointment only (call 703-691-6715 or TTY/TDD 711).

Dolley Madison Library

1244 Oak Ridge Avenue

McLean, VA  22101

Visit or call 703-356-0770 for current hours of operation; public access limited to 30 minutes.

Great Falls Library

9830 Georgetown Pike

Great Falls, VA 22066

Visit or call 703-757-8560 for current hours of operation; public access limited to 30 minutes.

Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library

7584 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA  22043

Visit or call 703-790-8088 for current hours of operation; public access limited to 30 minutes.

McLean Community Center

1234 Ingleside Avenue

McLean, VA 22101

Visit or call 703-790-0123 for current hours of operation.

Fairfax County Department of Transportation

4050 Legato Road, 4th Floor

Fairfax, VA  22033

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call 703-877-5600 for additional information.

Note: The project’s EA and design plans have been available to the public since February 26, 2020, at, as well as at VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office and nearby libraries until these buildings were closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.


The new deadline for submitting comments for the public record on the Environmental Assessment and draft design plans is Friday, October 23, 2020.

· Provide written and/or oral comments at the virtual and in-person public hearings

· Email written comments to

· Submit comments online at

· Mail comments to Abi Lerner, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA  22030.

Comments should reference “I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension Project” in the subject line.

Note: The Location and Design Public Hearing previously scheduled for March 12, 2020, was postponed due to COVID-19. The public comment period has remained open, and all previously-submitted comments will be included as part of the record of this hearing.



October 8, 2020
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm