Public Meetings

Location and Design Public Hearing 

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a Location and Design Public Hearing to present 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 in the vicinity of the American Legion Bridge to reduce congestion, improve safety and travel reliability, and provide additional travel choices. This project will involve a change in limited access control. 

NOTE: This is the rescheduled Location and Design Public Hearing previously scheduled for March 12, 2020. The public comment period has remained open during the interim and all previously-submitted comments will be included as part of this hearing.

Virtual Question and Answer Sessions – September 28 and 30, 2020
VDOT will hold virtual question and answer sessions prior to the October public hearings. Each session has its own unique log-in information. Get details and links to participate:

Monday, September 28, 2020, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn more >>
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn more >>

Virtual Public Meeting
Monday, October 5, 2020, 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Online public hearing. Find access information below.
Presentation at 7 p.m., followed by formal comment session and, if time allows, a 30-minute Q&A period. Click here or call 703-691-6715 for details on how to participate and provide formal comments.
**Due to COVID-19 health concerns and safety requirements, the public is encouraged to participate in this virtual hearing.**

Virginia Department of Transportation invites you to join this Webex meeting.
Meeting number (access code): 171 217 5565
Meeting password: HriBVdHA582


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In-Person Hearing (By Appointment Only)
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 4 - 8 p.m.
McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101
Reservations are required to attend due to COVID-19 health concerns and space restrictions. A video presentation, display boards, and limited project team staff will be available to answer questions and receive public comment. CDC-recommended health measures, including mask requirements and social distancing, will be in place. Click here or call 703-691-6715 to reserve a time slot or get more information about attending the in-person public hearing.
**For people who are unable to participate in the virtual public hearing.**


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

Comments must be received or postmarked by October 23, 2020, to be included in the hearing report. All comments submitted for the postponed March 12, 2020, hearing and since then will automatically be included in the hearing report and do not need to be resubmitted.  


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


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


Document File / Size
Air Quality Tech Report PDF, 9.7MB
Air Quality Tech Report Appendices PDF, 5.9MB
Alternatives Development Technical Memo PDF, 14.6MB
Cultural Resources Survey Tech Report PDF, 12MB
Cultural Resources Survey Tech Report Appendices PDF, 36.2MB
Environmental Assessment Full Report PDF, 59.2MB
Environmental Assessment Without Appendices PDF, 15.7MB
Environmental Assessment Appendices PDF, 44MB
George Washington Memorial Parkway Visualization Booklet PDF, 84.1MB
Hazardous Materials Tech Memo PDF, 1.7MB
Hazardous Materials Tech Memo Appendices PDF, 2.9MB
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
Traffic & Transportation Technical Report Errata (May 7, 2020) PDF, 198KB
Traffic & Transportation Technical Report Errata #2 (June 1, 2020) PDF, 267KB


Document File / Size
Location and Design Public Hearing News Release Website