Upcoming Events



 

The express version
  • Starting August 6, the 95 Express Lanes morning reversal will change to 10:30 a.m.
  • The 95 Express Lanes revert back to the regular reversal hours starting the Tuesday after Labor Day (September 4)
Change is coming to the 95 Express Lanes reversal schedule
 
We heard you. Our customers gave us feedback about the northbound reversal time and now the 95 Express Lanes reversal schedule will shift starting Monday, August 6 until the Tuesday after Labor Day (September 4). The Lanes will stay pointed northbound for an extra 30 minutes until 10:30 a.m. This is the only change to the summer reversal schedule.
 
Always be in the know about any Express Lanes updates. Check lane directions, traffic patterns, and real-time toll prices on our website.

 


 

GIVE INPUT ON TYSONS/OLD MEADOW ROAD BIKE/PED IMPROVEMENTS 
Design public hearing is June 14 at George C. Marshall High School
 
FALLS CHURCH – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Thursday, June 14 on plans to build a pedestrian and bicycle bridge and shared-use path in the vicinity of Route 123 and I-495, to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity in the Tysons area.
 
Improvements include a new 10-foot shared-use path (shown in blue on map) from near Tysons One Place and Fashion Boulevard to Route 123 and Old Meadow Road via a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-495; the path will mostly follow Old Meadow Road.
          
Stop by between 7 and 9 p.m. at George C. Marshall High School, 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043 to learn more about the project, review proposed plans and provide input. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions. A presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m.
 
Provide comments at the meeting, or send them to VDOT by June 29, 2018. Email or mail comments to Mr. Abi Lerner, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
Visit the project page for more details.

 


 

I-495 EXPRESS LANES NORTHERN EXTENSION STUDY PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON JUNE 11
Learn More About Environmental Study for Proposed Extension
 
WHAT:
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host a Public Information Meeting about the environmental study of plans to extend the I-495 Express Lanes by approximately three miles from the I-495 and Dulles Toll Road interchange to the vicinity of the American Legion Bridge and Maryland line. Project staff will be on hand to answer one-on-one questions before and after the presentation.
WHEN:
Monday, June 11, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.
WHERE:
Cooper Middle School
977 Balls Hill Road
McLean, VA 22101
RSVP:
All interested media should contact Justin McNaull at 202-253-6136 orjustin.mcnaull@vdot.virginia.gov to confirm attendance or for more information

 

I-66 INSIDE THE BELTWAY EASTBOUND WIDENING MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 5
Pardon Our Dust meeting at Yorktown High School in Arlington

 

WHAT:
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is holding a Pardon Our Dust meeting to discuss upcoming construction that will:
  • Add an additional travel lane on a four-mile stretch of eastbound I-66 between the Dulles Connector Road and Fairfax Drive (Exit 71)
  • Connect two existing ramps at the I-66 and Route 7 interchange to allow direct access from eastbound I-66 to the West Falls Church Metro Station
  • Build a bridge for the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail over Route 29 (Lee Highway)
Construction is getting underway and the new eastbound lane is scheduled to open in Fall 2020. Meeting attendees can view project plans and talk with project team staff.

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.
WHERE:
Yorktown High School
5200 Yorktown Blvd, Arlington, VA 22207
 
Click here for a printable flyer with meeting details. Visit www.inside.transform66.org for project information.

 


 

I-66 INSIDE THE BELTWAY EASTBOUND WIDENING MEETING JUNE 5

Pardon Our Dust meeting at Yorktown High School in Arlington

WHAT:
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is holding a Pardon Our Dust meeting to discuss upcoming construction that will:
  • Add an additional travel lane on a four-mile stretch of eastbound I-66 between the Dulles Connector Road and Fairfax Drive (Exit 71)
  • Connect two existing ramps at the I-66 and Route 7 interchange to allow direct access from eastbound I-66 to the West Falls Church Metro Station
  • Build a bridge for the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail over Route 29 (Lee Highway)
Construction is getting underway and the new eastbound lane is scheduled to open in Fall 2020. Meeting attendees can view project plans and talk with project team staff.

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.

 

WHERE:
Yorktown High School – 5200 Yorktown Blvd, Arlington, VA 22207

 

Click here for a printable flyer with meeting details. Visit www.inside.transform66.org for project information.


 

HALF-PRICE BUS FARES, CARPOOL INCENTIVES AVAILABLE TO COMMUTERS AS I-66 CONSTRUCTION GETS UNDERWAY
 
VDOT, local agencies provide alternatives to driving alone on I-66 during upcoming years of major construction

FAIRFAX, Va. – Half-price bus fares and expanded carpool, vanpool and telework incentives are available beginning this month for commuters and employers along the I-66 corridor through programs sponsored by the Virginia Department of Transportation and local partners as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project. The programs encourage northern Virginia residents and workers to find alternatives to driving alone on I-66 as construction accelerates on the 22.5-mile project corridor, which runs from I-495 to Route 29 near Gainesville.                                         

“The construction to improve I-66 will make driving in the corridor more challenging for the next several years while work is underway,” said Susan Shaw, VDOT Megaprojects Director. “As part of the Transform 66 project, VDOT has partnered with local governments and transportation providers to help commuters and other travelers stay mobile using alternatives to driving alone on I-66 during peak periods when traffic is usually at its worst.”

The program options generally make existing alternatives less expensive or more convenient for travelers, and include:

  • Half-price fareson Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) OmniRide I-66 bus routes from Gainesville and Manassas. Click for commuter bus information and schedules. Begins May 7, 2018.
  • Ride for one-dollar on select Fairfax 

Connector bus routes 

that operate on I-66 with service to the Vienna Metro. Click here to learn more about eligible bus routes and other Fairfax County commuter programs. Begins May 7, 2018.

  • New commuter bus service from Front Royal.

New commuter bus service from Front Royal to Washington D.C., with stops tentatively planned at Rosslyn and Metro Center. Beginning June 2018.

  • Incentives to form a vanpool.

Starting or joining a vanpool with other commuters traveling on I-66 is more affordable during construction. Significant financial support is available for people creating new vanpools on I-66, including a $200-per-seat subsidy and a $350 gas card incentive for operators of 10+ passenger vans. Learn more from Vanpool Alliance.

  • Incentives for new carpools. The region’s Commuter Connections’ Pool Rewards program provides up to $130 for new carpoolers through a trip-tracking process. Commuters who start a three-person carpool on I-66 through 2020 can receive an additional $100 cash reward. These carpools are also eligible for Commuter Connections’ Guaranteed Ride Home program. Visit Commuter Connections for more information and to sign up.
  • Incentives and employer assistance for telework programs. Virginia’s Telework!VA

program provides technical advice, on-site assistance and financial incentives for employers interested in establishing a telework program. The Transform 66 project has boosted the financial incentive with a new subsidy of up to $10,000 for Northern Virginia employers within the greater I-66 corridor establishing a program that creates at least 10 new teleworkers.

  • Local governments support their own long-standing programs with expertise helping employers and residents with their commutes. In northern Virginia, that includes ArlingtonFairfaxLoudoun, and Prince William counties.

Find additional program details and contact information on Transform66.org.

VDOT and its partners will promote the new programs across northern Virginia and the Washington, DC area through a broad range of channels, including fully-wrapped buses running on Connector and OmniRide routes beginning May 7, 2018. Varied outreach and education activities will run for the duration of the construction project and include community events, social media, a targeted paid media campaign and meetings with employers in the corridor.

The Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project will improve 22.5 miles of I-66 providing two express lanes alongside three regular lanes from I-495 to Route 29 in Gainesville in each direction, with dedicated express lane access points, and space in the median reserved for future transit. In addition, the project consists of 4,000 new park and ride spaces, new and expanded bus service throughout the corridor, safety and operational improvements at key interchanges, auxiliary lanes between interchanges, and bicycle and pedestrian upgrades.

The Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project is a public-private partnership between the Commonwealth of Virginia and I-66 Express Mobility Partners (I-66 EMP). I-66 EMP is a consortium of Cintra, Meridiam Infrastructure, John Laing Group Plc. and APG, and their design-build contractor, FAM Construction, LLC, a partnership between Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers, VA. The express lanes project will reduce congestion, provide new and reliable travel choices, and greater connectivity to major destinations along the I-66 Corridor.



 

City of Alexandria to Host 25th Annual Alexandria Earth Day, April 28
The City of Alexandria will host the 25th Annual Alexandria Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Lenny Harris Memorial Fields at Braddock Park, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave., next to the George Washington Middle School. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.
This family-friendly event includes the eighth annual Upcycling Showcase, where students from Alexandria City Public Schools will present unique fashion items and other upcycling creations based on the event theme, “Local Action, Global Impact.”  
Other activities include:
  • “Tent Talks,” featuring topics such as renewable energy, climate and health, preserving regional diversity through local conservationbee conservation and updating the City’s Environmental Action Plan
  • The 10th annual Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award presentation
  • Live demonstrations of composting, rainwater harvesting, and recycling
  • Live music by The Chromatics, a local a cappella group
  • More than 60 environmental exhibitors       
  • Giveaways and vehicle displays
  • A GreenDrop truck accepting donations of used clothing
In keeping with the goals of the Eco-City Alexandria initiative, the purpose of Alexandria Earth Day is to promote environmental education, engage the public about Alexandria’s environmental issues and plans, and lead the community toward a green and sustainable future.
The public is encouraged to take public transit, walk or bike to the event. DASH will offer free rides to and from the event, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit alexandriava.gov/EarthDay for a pass to ride DASH to the event. The pass can be printed or displayed via cellphone and shown to DASH drivers.
  • For DASH bus route and schedule information, visit dashbus.com or call 703.370.DASH.
  • For Metrorail and Metrobus schedule information, visit wmata.com or call 202.637.7000.
For the first time this year, bicyclists will have the opportunity to take one of five different Bike Trains (organized group rides) to the Earth Day event. Visit alexandriava.gov/EarthDay to sign up for a Bike Train.
  • Bicyclists may visit alexandriava.gov/GOAlex for the City’s Bikeways Map, which features Alexandria’s best on-street and off-road bikeways.
  • Parking is available in the George Washington Middle School parking lot, adjacent to the Lenny Harris Memorial Fields.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave.
For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/EarthDay or call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592.
For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, emailmaureen.sturgill@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5420, Virginia Relay 711.

 

GIVE INPUT ON RICHMOND HIGHWAY CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS 
Third public information meeting is April 4 at Mount Vernon High School

ALEXANDRIA – The Virginia Department of Transportation invites residents to give feedback at its third public information meeting Wednesday, April 4 on design plans to widen Richmond Highway from four to six lanes between Jeff Todd Way and Napper Road. This project aims to increase capacity, decrease congestion, and improve safety for all users.
 
Since the last public information meeting in November 2017 the project design has been refined. At this meeting, residents will be able to learn more about:
  • Preferred design alternatives at the Sacramento/Cooper and Buckman Road/Mount Vernon Highway intersections.    
  • Types of stormwater management facilities and proposed locations under consideration (bioretention, wet pond and underground detention).
  • A new interactive map, where users can view information about planned improvements to specific locations along the corridor.
The project also includes several improvements for bicycle and pedestrian users on both sides of the road, as well as reserving the median width necessary to accommodate Fairfax County’s future planned Bus Rapid Transit. The design phase has been fully funded by federal, state, and county sources, as well as the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. 
              
The public is invited to stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22039 to learn more about the project, review preliminary design plans and provide input. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
 
Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by May 4, 2018. Email or mail comments to Mr. William Dunn, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
Visit www.virginiadot.org/richmondhighway for more details.

 

GIVE INPUT ON EAST SPRING STREET WIDENING ENHANCEMENTS
Design Public Hearing is March 8 at Herndon Community Center

HERNDON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Thursday, March 8 on plans to widen East Spring Street from four to six lanes from just west of Herndon Parkway to Fairfax County Parkway in the Town of Herndon.
 
In addition to the added capacity, the project also features intersection and sidewalk improvements.
 
This project is being financed with federal and state funds, including Smart Scale funding.
 
Residents and drivers are invited to stop by the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA 20170 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to view displays and learn more about the project. VDOT staff will be on hand to answer questions.
 
Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by March 19, 2018. E-mail or mail comments to Mr. Hamid Misaghian, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
Visit the project page for more details.

 

GIVE INPUT ON ROLLING ROAD WIDENING AND OLD KEENE MILL INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS

SPRINGFIELD – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Tuesday, Feb. 27 on plans to widen Rolling Road (Route 638) to two lanes in each direction between Viola Street and Old Keene Mill Road (Route 644) to reduce congestion and improve safety for all users.
 
The project would occur in two phases:
 
  • Rolling Road/Old Keene Mill Road intersection improvements
    The first phase would add a second left-turn lane from Rolling Road to westbound Old Keene Mill Road, and a dedicated right-turn lane to eastbound Old Keene Mill Road, upgrade the traffic signal and improve the intersection alignment. Construction could begin in fall 2019.
  • Rolling Road widening
    The second phase includes widening Rolling Road from one to two lanes in each direction, upgrading traffic signals and adding a shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians. Construction could begin in fall 2022. 

       

The public is invited to stop by between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152 to learn more about the project, including information about noise analysis and stormwater management. Project displays will be in the lecture hall and library, and VDOT staff will be available to answer questions. Abrief presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the lecture hall.
 
As required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), VDOT completed a reevaluation of the environmental document (Categorical Exclusion), to determine the effects of any changes in project design, or laws and regulations since the document’s original approval in 2008. The reevaluation document, including an updated preliminary noise study, is available for public review and comment on VDOT’s project page or during business hours at VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. The document will also be available for review at the hearing.
 
Comments may be provided at the meeting, or sent to VDOT through March 9, 2018. Please e-mail or mail comments to Mr. Hamid Misaghian, P.E., Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
This project is being financed with federal, state, local and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funds.
 
View the project page for more details.

 

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Employers may save $400 or more annually in FICA and unemployment taxes for each SmartBenefits® participant. Each participating employee may save $1,000 or more annually in taxes.

SmartBenefits Seminar

When: Jan 30, 9:30-11 am

Where: Metro HQ, 600 Fifth St NW

Seminar Signup: RSVP


 

FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY WIDENING INFORMATION MEETING DECEMBER 7
Give input on preliminary design plans to widen from four to six lanes

FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting Thursday, Dec. 7 on plans to widen about five miles of the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) from four to six lanes between Route 29 (Lee Highway) and Route 123 (Ox Road).
 
The project also includes:
 
  • An interchange that will consolidate Popes Head Road and the future Shirley Gate Road extension
  • Improvements to the existing Fairfax County Parkway Trail
  • A new shared-use path to fill in gaps along the existing trail
The project is being financed with federal, state and local funds, including Smart Scale and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding.
  
The public is invited to stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 to view displays and learn more about the project. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.
 
A presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
 
Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by Dec. 17, 2017. E-mail or mail comments to Ms. Angel Tao, P.E., Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
View the project page for more details.
Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

 

ROLLING ROAD WIDENING PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING NOV. 30 
Give input on preliminary design plans to widen road from two to four lanes

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting Thursday, Nov. 30 on plans to widen Rolling Road (Route 638) from two to four lanes from just north of the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) to Old Keene Mill Road (Route 644) to reduce congestion and improve safety for all users.
           
The public is invited to stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Rolling Valley Elementary School, 6703 Barnack Drive, West Springfield, VA 22152 to view displays and learn more about the project, including information about noise analysis and stormwater management. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.
 
A brief presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
 
Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by Dec. 11, 2017. E-mail or mail comments to Mr. Hamid Misaghian, P.E., Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
View the project page for more details.
Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

 

EAST SPRING STREET WIDENING MEETING NOVEMBER 13 

HERNDON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Monday, Nov. 13 on plans to widen East Spring Street from four to six lanes from just west of Herndon Parkway to Fairfax County Parkway in the Town of Herndon.
 
In addition to the added capacity, the project also features intersection and sidewalk improvements.
 
This project is being financed with federal and state funds, including Smart Scale funding.
 
Residents and drivers are invited to stop by the Herndon Town Council Chambers, 765 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA 20170 between 6:30 and 8:30 to view displays and learn more about the project. VDOT staff will be on hand to answer questions.
 
Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by Nov. 23, 2017. E-mail or mail comments to Mr. Hamid Misaghian, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
Visit the project page for more details.
Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

 

Design Public Hearings Scheduled for Transform 66 Outside the Beltway November 13, 14 and 16, 2017

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in partnership with I-66 Express Mobility Partners (EMP), will host Design Public Hearings on the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project regarding plans for the 22.5 mile corridor from I-495 to University Boulevard in Gainesville.

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

All hearing times are from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
A formal presentation will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a public comment period.


Monday, November 13, 2017
for project segment 3 from Route 50 to I-495
Oakton High School Cafeteria
2900 Sutton Road, Vienna, VA 22181
 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
for project segment 2 from Route 29 in Centreville to Route 50
Stone Middle School Cafeteria
5500 Sully Park Drive, Centreville, VA 20120
 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
for project segment 1 from Gainesville to Route 29 in Centreville
Piney Branch Elementary School Cafeteria/Gym
8301 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA 20136
Details:
  • View design plans and learn more about the proposed improvements
  • Discuss your questions with staff during the open house
  • Attend the formal presentation, followed by a public comment period
  • Provide oral and/or written comments
  • Comment period through November 29, 2017

Review Public Hearing Materials

Review project information, including design plans, project schedule, and environmental, right of way and civil rights information, at www.Transform66.org, at the hearings, or at VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office at 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Please call 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or TTY/TDD 711 to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to answer your questions.

Your Input is Important

Comments must be postmarked, emailed or delivered to VDOT by November 29, 2017 to be included in the public hearing record. 
 
How to Provide Your Comments:
 
At the Public Hearings: 
  • Provide oral comments during the public comment period following the formal presentation or individually to the court reporter
  • Submit written comments on the comment sheet
After the Public Hearings: 
  • Email your comments to Transform66@VDOT.Virginia.gov
  • Submit your comments via the online comment form, available at Transform66.org
  • Mail written comments to Ms. Susan Shaw, P.E., Megaprojects Director, VDOT Northern Virginia District, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Please reference “Transform 66 Outside the Beltway” in the subject line of all correspondence.

 

Public Hearings Scheduled Plan to Attend

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will host a combined open house and formal public hearing at the five locations listed below to receive comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Washington, D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail project (DC2RVA).

DRPT will host an open house to allow the public to review the DC2RVA project and will receive comments on the Draft EIS during the public hearing. 

If you are unable to attend one of the public hearings, an online meeting and opportunity to comment will be available on the project website, along with the Draft EIS.

Locations and Times

Richmond:

Tuesday, October 10

Open House: 6-9 p.m.

Public Hearing: 6:30 p.m.

Main Street Station 1500 East Main Street Richmond, VA 23219

Ashland:

Wednesday, October 11

Open House: 6-9 p.m.

Public Hearing: 6:30 p.m.

Patrick Henry High School 12449 West Patrick Henry Road Ashland, VA 23005

Alexandria:

Tuesday, October 17

Open House: 7-10 p.m.

Public Hearing: 7:30 p.m.

Hilton Alexandria Old Town 1767 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314

Fredericksburg:

Wednesday, October 18

Open House: 7-10 p.m.

Public Hearing: 7:30 p.m.

James Monroe High School 2300 Washington Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Quantico:

Thursday, October 19

Open House: 7-10 p.m.

Public Hearing: 7:30 p.m.

National Museum of the Marine Corps 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway Triangle, VA 22172

Opportunities to comment by November 7, 2017

  • Complete the electronic form: www.DC2RVArail.com/contact-us
  • Provide verbal or written comments at the public hearing
  • Provide comments to the court reporter at the public hearing or leave comments on the toll-free project online: 888-832-0900 or TDD 711
  • Mail written comments to Emily Stock, DRPT, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219


  

Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Design Public Hearing on Future University Blvd. Park & Ride Lot

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and project partner, I-66 Express Mobility Partners, will host a Design Public Hearing on a planned park & ride lot at University Blvd. in Gainesville (northeast corner of I-66 and Route 29 interchange).

WHEN: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: Piney Branch Elementary School Cafeteria/Gym 8301 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA 20136

 
Design plans and a project schedule for the park & ride lot will be available at the hearing. Staff will also be available to answer questions.
 
Additional information and materials are available for review on the project website at Transform66.org.
Public hearings will be held in November on the overall planned roadway improvements to I-66 Outside the Beltway.

ROUTE 29 NORTHBOUND WIDENING HEARING SEPT. 21

FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Thursday, Sept. 21 on plans to add a third lane to northbound Route 29 from just before Pickwick Road to about a quarter-mile beyond the traffic signal in Centreville.
 
The additional lane will create added capacity and make northbound Route 29 three lanes the entire way between I-66 in Centreville and Union Mill Road. The entire section of southbound Route 29 between Union Mill Road and I-66 in Centreville is already three lanes.
 
Fairfax County is fully funding the project, which is being administered by VDOT.
 
The public is invited to stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the VDOT Northern Virginia District Building, Potomac Conference Room, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 to view displays and learn more about the project. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.
 
Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by Oct. 1, 2017. E-mail or mail comments to Ms. Hong Ha, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
Visit the project page for more details.

Rehabilitation of Eastern Avenue NE Project Public Meeting

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites you to the 2nd public meeting to discuss the Rehabilitation of Eastern Avenue NE Project (New Hampshire Avenue NE to Whittier Street NW) to be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017. DDOT will present design concepts based on community feedback and gather additional comments from the community at this public meeting.
 
The project’s objective is to rehabilitate or reconstruct Eastern Avenue NE; replace deteriorated sidewalks, curbs and gutters including intersection design of New Hampshire Avenue NE. This rehabilitation is designed to improve pedestrian safety, access and visibility at all intersections, replace deteriorated catch basins and manholes, and introduce public realm improvements along Eastern Avenue from New Hampshire Avenue NE to Whitter Street NW. 
 
WHAT:
Public Meeting #2 for the Rehabilitation of Eastern Avenue NE Project 
from New Hampshire Avenue NE to Whittier Street NW
 
WHEN:    
Thursday, September 14, 2017   |  Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
EF International Language Center – Lecture Hall   |  6896 Laurel Street NW, Washington, DC 20012
 
Transit: Be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to this public meeting. (Meeting is 0.29 miles from Takoma Park Metro Station.)
 
For more information about the public meeting, please contact Stacee Hemby atstacee@tinaboydandassoc.com.
 
Getting to the Meeting
Be sure to check out 
www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to the meeting.
 
Can’t Make the Meeting?
Materials from this meeting will be made available on the study website within 24 hours of the meeting’s conclusion. 
 
Do you need assistance to participate?
If you need special accommodations, please contact Cesar Barreto at (202) 671-2829 orCesar.Barreto@dc.gov five days in advance of the meeting. If you need language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Karen Randolph at (202) 671-2620 or Karen.Randolph@dc.gov five days in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.


Car Free Day – September 22, 2017

 

City of Alexandria Seeks Community Input on Vision Zero Action Plan  
 
The City of Alexandria is seeking public input on existing challenges to safely moving around city streets, in order to develop an action plan to achieve “Vision Zero.”  The goal of the plan is to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028.
 
The public may provide input through June 5 via an online survey and interactive map, which can be accessed on the Vision Zero webpage. Vision Zero representatives will also have a presence at a variety of upcoming public events.  This combination of feedback will allow the City to effectively address specific traffic safety challenges and inform strategies of the action plan. 
 
On January 24, the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted the “Vision Zero” international traffic safety concept. As a Vision Zero community, Alexandria recognizes that traffic injuries and fatalities are preventable through proper engineering, enforcement, evaluation, and education. City staff is currently developing an action plan for consideration by City Council this fall. The action plan, which will be developed and implemented through community participation, will use a data-driven approach to identify the tasks and funding needed to achieve Vision Zero in Alexandria. 
 
For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/VisionZero
 
For media inquiries, contact Craig Fifer, Director of Communications and Public Information, at craig.fifer@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3965.
 
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail geralyn.taylor@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4084, Virginia Relay 711.

ROUTE 123 AT I-495 BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS MEETING MAY 17

Learn about project and give VDOT feedback on two design options

TYSONS – The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting Wednesday, May 17 on plans to build a bicycle and pedestrian facility in the vicinity of Route 123 and
I-495 in the Tysons area. This project aims to increase safety and connectivity for all users.
 
Two design options are being considered, as shown on right.  
          
The public is invited to stop by between 7 and 9 p.m. at Westgate Elementary School, Falls Church, VA 22043 to learn more about the project, review proposed plans and provide input. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.
 
A presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m.
 
Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by May 31, 2017. Email or mail comments to Mr. Abraham Lerner, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
Visit the project page for more details.
Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING FOR ROUTE 7 AT BATTLEFIELD PARKWAY
Join VDOT May 16 to learn about project and provide input

LEESBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting Tuesday, May 16 on plans to replace the traffic signal at Route 7 (East Market Street) and Battlefield Parkway with an interchange to reduce congestion and improve traffic operations. Four design alternatives for the interchange are being considered as part of the preliminary design phase of the project.  
 
The project also includes:
 
·         Removing or modifying the signalized intersection at Route 7 and Cardinal Park Drive
·         Accommodations for cyclists and pedestrians
·         New interchange lighting
 
Preliminary engineering has been funded by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.              
 
The public is invited to stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at John W. Tolbert Jr. Elementary School, 691 Potomac Station Drive, Leesburg, VA 20176 to view displays and learn more about the project. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.
 
Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by May 31, 2017. E-mail or mail comments to Mr. William Dunn, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
 
Visit the project page for more details.
Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova

On Friday May 19, 2017 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Be one of the first 16,000 to register and attend a pit stop in D.C., MD, and VA to receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a new bicycle. Visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org to register for free!


NoMa Bicycle Network Study Public Workshop

(Washington, DC) — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host its first public workshop for the NoMa Bicycle Network Study, Thursday, May 4 between 6 pm and 8 pm. The purpose of this workshop is for participants to provide feedback on existing conditions for cycling through and from the study area. 
 
The project study area is from 6th Street NW to 6th Street NE as limits on the west and east sides respectively, with N Street NW to K Street NW as the northern and southern boundaries respectively. Priority corridors within the study area for consideration include K, L, and M Streets; 4th and 6th Streets NW/NE; and New Jersey Avenue.
 
The event details are as follows:
What: NoMa Bicycle Network Study, Public Workshop #1
When: Thursday, May 4 between 6 pm and 8 pm
Where: 1200 First Street NE, main lobby
 
The NoMa Bicycle Network Study will include two public workshops, the first in Spring 2017 and the second in late Summer 2017. The study has several key objectives:
  • examine the recommendations for the NoMA area in moveDC
  • create a new refined and feasible bicycle facility plan for NoMA
  • provide schematic options for a separated bicycle network facilitating direct, low-stress travel between NoMA and the eastern part of downtown DC
  • identify logical connections between current and future planned bicycle projects, both inside and outside the study area
 
For more information about the study, please contact DDOT Project Manager, Darren Buck, at darren.buck@dc.gov or (202) 671-511