Public Meetings

Location and Design Public Hearing 

Public comment period continues; Details on future public involvement to be provided when available

The deadline for the public to provide formal comments and input on draft design plans and the Environmental Assessment for the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension project (495 NEXT) has been extended until further notice due to ongoing changes resulting from the COVID-19 health situation.

Details regarding a future public hearing and public involvement opportunities, along with the conclusion of the formal public comment period for 495 NEXT, will be provided as they become available.

Comments can be submitted by:

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

Meeting materials including the draft design plans, Environmental Assessment and technical reports are available for review at 495NorthernExtension.org

March 12, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Langley High School
6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a Location and Design Public Hearing on March 12, 2020, to present proposed design plans and findings from the 495 NEXT project’s Environmental Assessment document. The project involves plans to extend the 495 Express Lanes by approximately three miles from the Dulles Toll Road interchange to the George Washington Memorial Parkway 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. 

Providing Comment

Public comments on the environmental assessment and proposed design can be submitted the following ways:

Meeting Materials for Public Review and Comment

Proposed design plans, the environmental assessment report, and other documents are being made available for review prior to the meeting. You can download them here or access them during business hours at:

Meeting Materials

Document File / Size
Brochure PDF, 900KB
Comment Sheet PDF, 95KB
Online Comment Form Website
Design Boards for Interim Year 2025 PDF, 49.3MB
Design Boards for Design Year 2045 PDF, 50.9MB
General Project Boards PDF, 1.2MB
Typical Sections and Bike/Ped Boards PDF, 2.6MB
Traffic Boards PDF, 3.2MB
Environmental Boards PDF, 2.5MB
Maryland Project Boards PDF, 1.3MB

Proposed Design

Document File / Size
Design Boards PDF, 9.3MB
Design Plans PDF, 51.9MB
Limited Access Lines (Updated 3/3/2020) PDF, 5.1MB
Noise Barrier Roll Plots PDF, 5.8MB

Environmental Documents

Document File / Size
Environmental Assessment Full Report PDF, 59.2MB
Environmental Assessment Without Appendices PDF, 15.7MB
Environmental Assessment Appendices PDF, 44MB
Air Quality Tech Report PDF, 9.7MB
Air Quality Tech Report Appendices PDF, 5.9MB
Alternatives Development Technical Memo PDF, 14.6MB
Hazardous Materials Tech Memo PDF, 1.7MB
Hazardous Materials Tech Memo Appendices PDF, 2.9MB
Cultural Resources Survey Tech Report PDF, 47.5MB
Cultural Resources Survey Tech Report Appendices PDF, 65.7MB
Indirect & Cumulative Effects Tech Report PDF, 6.2MB
Natural Resources Tech Report PDF, 11.8MB
Natural Resources Tech Report Appendices PDF, 40.7MB
Preliminary Noise Analysis Tech Report PDF, 2.6MB
Preliminary Noise Analysis Tech Report Appendices PDF, 52.4MB
Section 4(f) & Section 6(f) Technical Memo PDF, 11.5MB
Socioeconomic and Land Use Tech Report PDF, 5.7MB
Traffic & Transportation Technical Report PDF, 105.9MB
Traffic & Transportation Technical Report Appendices PDF, 22.4MB
George Washington Memorial Parkway Visualization Booklet PDF, 84.1MB