Public Meetings

Public Meetings

Virtual Public Information Meeting – Sept. 29, 2021

VDOT held a virtual Public Information Meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, to present the latest updates and information related to the 495 NEXT Project. The project has advanced to the final design and construction phase, following more than three years of environmental study and traffic analysis, the 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.

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, which includes proposed project improvements in Virginia near the George Washington Memorial Parkway and across the American Legion Bridge into Maryland. More information about the Maryland project can be found at

The meeting included an extended question and answer session. A video recording, meeting presentation, summary of questions and answers, and other meeting materials are available below.


Meeting newspaper advertisement - PDF, 530KB
Meeting postcard - PDF, 509KB
Meeting presentation - PDF, 5MB
Summary of questions and answers - PDF, 1MB


Revised Environmental Assessment (May 2021) - PDF, 172MB
Environmental Assessment (February 2020) - PDF, 60MB
Interchange Justification Report (June 2021) - PDF, 86MB
IJR Appendices (June 2021) - PDF, 284MB
FHWA Finding of No Significant Impact (June 2021) - PDF, 420KB
FHWA FONSI Appendix A (June 2021) - PDF, 525KB
National Park Service (NPS) Section 106 No Adverse Effect Concurrence (April 2020) - PDF, 160KB
NPS Section 4(f) Temporary Occupancy and De Minimis Impact Determination Concurrence (May 2021) - PDF, 3MB
Fairfax County Park Authority Section 4(f) Temporary Occupancy and De Minimis Impact Determination Concurrence (May 2021) - PDF, 3MB

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Approval for Virginia Stormwater Management Program regulations (January 2019) - PDF, 700KB
Commonwealth Transportation Board HOT Lanes Designation (April 2021) - PDF, 150KB

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