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onstruction on the 95 Express Lanes will be going full speed E -Z RE V E RS IBL E this spring and summer with crews H OV L ANE S working day and night along the enCO M ING TO I-95 tire 29-mile stretch from Garrisonville Road (Route 610) in Stafford he 95 Express Lanes project will County to just north of Edsall Road modify the existing reversible (Route 648) in Alexandria. The High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) project is divided into four segments: lanes on I-95 and extend the lanes SEGMENT ONE: 8.3-miles from nine miles from Dumfries to GarGarrisonville Road to Dumfries risonville Road in Stafford County. Road (Route 234) where the median When completed, buses and vewas cleared and two new express hicles with three or more occupants lanes are being constructed. will be able to ride in the lanes SEGMENT TWO: Seven miles for free with an E-ZPass Flex, and from Dumfries Road to Prince Wilvehicles with one or two occupants liam Parkway (Route 294) where the will have the option to use the lanes current two lane configuration is beby paying an electronic toll. ing modified with improved access points. SEGMENT THREE: 11.9 miles from be a traffic shift to the east side of the Prince William Parkway to Franthe HOV lanes to allow for construcconia Road (Route 644), a third tion to continue. Also, the HOV High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) bridge over Furnace Road in Lorton At the southern end of the 95 Express Lanes project, a new flyover bridge is under construction linking lane is being added. is being widened for a three-lane conthe 95 Express Lanes to I-95 South and Joplin Road (Route 619). SEGMENT FOUR: 2.2 miles from figuration. Currently a new flyover is Photo by Trevor Wrayton, VDOT Franconia Road, to Turkeycock Run, under construction at Alban Road in a point just north of Edsall Road where a third lane is northbound motorists to access the 95 Express Lanes the Newington area that will provide reversible access to being added to the current two HOV lanes. and one for southbound motorists to access I-95. As the Fort Belvoir North Area. Construction will require In each segment construction requires lane closures slip ramps are ground-level entrances or exits, they do temporary closures on southbound I-95 in this area. for bridge construction, ramp widening, barrier place- not require any steel erection, minimizing traffic disIn SEGMENT FOUR, where the 95 Express Lanes ment, soundwall construction and installation of new ruptions. end just past Edsall Road, a flyover ramp is being consignage and toll gantries. Daytime lane closures will In SEGMENT THREE, crews will be adding another structed to carry traffic to northbound I-395, requiring continue and occasional full stoppages of traffic on lane in the existing two-lane HOV footprint. The three- temporary closures when steel is hung for the flyover. I-95 during the overnight hours will be implemented. lane configuration will continue to the northern end of For more information and to see maps of the project, Motorists are advised to drive with caution through the project past Edsall Road. This summer, there will visit VAMegaprojects.com. the 29-mile construction zone as several lane shifts are in place. Since the project began in August 2012, the HOV lanes have been closed on a nightly basis. This will conS H O U L D E R I M P R O V E M E N T S U N D E R WAY O N I - 95 tinue until the project is completed in late 2014. I N P R I N C E W I L L I A M CO U N T Y In SEGMENT ONE, north of Garrisonville Road, a ground level slip ramp for northbound motorists to onstruction is underway on the to make the shoulders suitable for way off-ramp, as well as the truck access the 95 Express Lanes will be added. Motorists Virginia Department of Transpor- traffic use during accidents, evacuarest area on-ramp with the off-ramp heading south on the tation’s $40 million project to contion, enforcement and detours.  New to Route 234. HOV lanes, will have struct auxiliary lanes and widen the guardrail and lighting also will be On I-95 North, an auxiliary lane will Telegraph Road Bridge two new flyover ramps shoulders on a seven-mile stretch of added. connect the Dumfries Road on-ramp Auxiliary lanes will be constructed with the truck weigh station offby USMC Base Quantico to access I-95 South I-95 in Prince William County.  The lanes or to exit to Joproject is designed to ease several at three locations to create safer ramp. closed for nine months. plin, Russell or Garchokepoints, add capacity during access and merging, particularly at Lane Construction is the contracrisonville Roads. Also emergencies, and reduce weaving the truck scale area. To create the tor for the project which will be the Telegraph Road (Route 637) bridge over I-95 in the and merging. auxiliary lane, crews will extend the complete in August 2015. Most of Quantico area will be closed in April for approximately The inside and outside shoulders acceleration and deceleration lanes the work will take place at night or nine months while it is being reconstructed. During between Dumfries Road (Route between on- and off-ramps. behind barriers to minimize disrupsteel beam placement, traffic on I-95 will be temporar234) and the Prince William Parkway On I-95 South, auxiliary lanes will tions. All lane closures will be coorily stopped and detoured on occasion. (Route 294) will be widened,  both connect the Opitz Boulevard ondinated with the 95 Express Lanes In SEGMENT TWO, there will be two new slip ramps north and southbound, to 12 feet ramp with the Prince William Parkproject. constructed just south of Cardinal Drive – one for

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Get Around VA — One-stop Commuter Site For Northern Virginia

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etAroundVA.com is a new website that is a one-stop shop for commuters in Northern Virginia looking for transit alternatives to I-95. With construction dominating the I-95 corridor and additional work going on in western Fairfax as well as Loudoun counties, GetAroundVA.com is full of helpful transportation options. As a sister site to VAmegaprojects.com, GetAroundVA.com is a one-page resource to transit options available to get just about anywhere in this part of the state. GetAroundVA.com has links to:

•Bus •Commuter Rail •Park-and-ride lots •Ride sharing •Bicycling •Reward systems •Employers Solutions •Military Solutions •Additional regional services GetAroundVA.com has a separate photo gallery and ticker bar for current transit focused news. The website launched in late March and is updated to reflect the latest transit strategies in Northern Virginia.

Rail Construction to Tysons, Reston To Be Completed Late Summer C onstruction of Phase 1 of the Silver Line is on schedule to be completed in late summer. The project will be turned over to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).  After extensive testing is complete, WMATA will set the opening date and the Silver Line will become part of the existing 106-mile Metrorail System. Metro officials have said they anticipate opening the Silver Line before the end of this year. This  will expand existing Metrorail service deep into Northern Virginia’s Dulles Corridor by extending rail service from East Falls Church through Tysons Corner to the eastern edge of Reston. This segment of the Silver Line will provide critical, no-transfer-needed links between Tysons Corner, Reston, downtown Washington D.C., and suburban Maryland, connecting job centers and populations centers with transit. In addition, the four stations in Tysons Corner will provide essential mobility for those who live and work in Tysons Corner. Not only will trains connect development nodes; new pedestrian bridges will allow the public to access the stations and provide safe crossings over Routes 7 and 123 without going through the pay gates. Construction in Tysons is also sparking significant development and redevelopment around station sites. New projects are taking place already near the Spring Hill Station and the Tysons Corner Station and multiple others have been approved or are in the planning stages.  At the Wiehle-Reston East Station, the end of the Phase 1, major development is taking place as part of a joint venture between Comstock and Fairfax County. Comstock is providing an underground, 3,500 space parking facility for that station. Both Routes 7 and 123 are being improved and the

Crews continue to put the finishing touches on the WiehleReston East Metrorail Station which will be the temporary terminus of Phase 1 of the Silver Line. The station is in the median of the Dulles International Airport Access Highway/ Dulles Toll Road corridor just west of the Wiehle Avenue bridge. Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Photo by Stephen Barna.

impacts of construction cleared away.   The old service roads and mid-block left turns were removed on Route 7 and the road is being turned into a wide boulevard with left turn lanes at the existing intersections. Sidewalks will be added to both sides of Route 7. Much attention continues to be focused on the critical tie-in for the new line to the existing Orange Line near  the I-66/Dulles Connector merge. Crews continue to work at this site day and night, sometimes requiring service disruptions between the East and West Falls Church Metrorail Stations. The construction contract is expected to be awarded in May 2013 for Phase 2, which will encompass six stations and run from the Wiehle-Reston East Station to Dulles Airport and Ashburn in Loudoun County.


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County Parkway overpass, there is a defense access ramp under construction that linking the 95 Express Lanes to the Fort Belvoir North Area. Just south of the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) overpass, work continues on a reversible flyover ramp linking the 95 Express Lanes to Alban Road and the Fairfax County Parkway.

I-95 crosses over Furnace Road, the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) overpass is being widened to handle the additional 95 Express Lane in this section.

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Base Realignment Roadwork Continues Throughout Region Defense Access Ramp to I-95 High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes and Northbound General Purpose Lanes

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ransportation improvements in the area connected with recent Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) activity continue, with construction underway on the defense access ramp over Backlick Road in the Newington area linking the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes with the Fort Belvoir North Area. The ramp is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2014. Initially, motorists from the Fort Belvoir North Area will only be able to use the ramp to go southbound on the HOV lanes in the evening or northbound to the I-95 general purpose lanes throughout the day. A majority of the work on this ramp is being done during the day, except when the contractor will erect steel beams over the southbound I-95 lanes. The beam work will be done in the overnight hours this summer into early fall. A future phase of construction, which has not been funded yet, will modify the ramp to handle northbound HOV traffic in the morning as well.

Mark Center at Seminary Road

Another BRAC transportation project is the short and mid-term road improvements around the Mark Center in Alexandria. The Mark Center Avenue intersection at Seminary Road is being improved to ease the flow of traffic in

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and out of the Mark Center. The ramp from Seminary Road to I-395 South was widened over the summer but crews are still on-site, working behind barriers. Improvements to the intersection of Seminary Road and Beauregard Street will begin later this year.

New HOV Reversible Ramp to Seminary Road

Work will begin in late 2013/early 2014 on an HOV ramp that will link the I-395 HOV lanes to Seminary Road, providing direct Mark Center access for buses and HOV-3 carpools. Work on the $80 million ramp will be completed in late 2015. Motorists can expect to see lane closures on the HOV lanes in this area. Along the same stretch of I-395, an additional lane will be constructed on northbound I-395 between Duke Street and Seminary Road.

Route 1 Widening by Fort Belvoir

Route 1 will be widened to six lanes between the Telegraph Road intersection in Lorton and the Mount Vernon Highway, north of Fort Belvoir’s main gate. Construction on the Route 1 project is scheduled to begin later this year or early 2014.

Ramp Widening at Rolling Road and Fairfax County Parkway

VDOT will widen the Fairfax County Parkway exit ramp that allows traffic to continue north on the Parkway. The ramp will be widened to two lanes to

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Along I-95 South past Springfield, this pier will support the Defense Access Road (DAR) road ramp to the Fort Belvoir North Area.

increase capacity, and will be accessed from a signalized turn lane. Widening the ramp will help accommodate current and future traffic, including more than 8,000 Department of Defense employees relocated to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency building at the Fort Belvoir North Area along the Fairfax County Parkway. The design was approved in March and construction is scheduled to start in 2014. The ramp is tentatively scheduled to be completed in 2016.

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Tysons Express Bus Revises Schedule To Reflect Express Lanes Time Savings

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iders on the OmniRide’s Woodbridge Tysons Express are saving time by using the new 495 Express Lanes. Recently the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) revised its schedule to reflect the updated travel times, PRTC officials said. By using the new Express Lanes, which are free for buses and HOV 3+, PRTC has been able to save commuters an average of 20 minutes on its bus service between Woodbridge and Tysons. Tysons Express buses stop at the Woodbridge Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station and the Route 123/ I-95 commuter lot before taking the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-95 and the 495 Express Lanes to Tysons. Once in Tysons Comer, commuters have their choice of 16 destinations and can connect to a shuttle bus serving eastern Tysons. There are four Woodbridge Tysons Express trips

S WA N ’ S C R E E K STREAM R E S T O R AT I O N PLANNED

in the mornings and five return trips in the afternoon and evenings. VRE monthly pass holders can take the Tysons Express for free in the mornings when boarding the bus at the Woodbridge VRE station and only have to pay a bus fare for the evening commute. To encourage people to use Tysons Express, promotional fares are offered at $2.65 with a SmarTrip card or $3.30 cash. The Woodbridge Tysons Express is funded by Virginia Megaprojects – a partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. The new schedules, which took effect on February 18, are available in print and online at PRTCtransit. org. To learn more about Tysons Express Bus available through PRTC, call the Customer Service Office at (703) 730-6664. For more commuting options, visit VAMegaprojects.com.

VIEWPOINTS “It cut the last leg of the commute in half, it’s a much easier ride”

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uburban creeks often face adverse circumstances as neighborhoods grow around them and the increased run off from development takes its toll. Swan’s Creek in Prince William County’s Southbridge community was showing signs of this erosion until the officials at the 95 Express Lanes stepped in with a restoration plan to save the stream. Not only was the restoration plan part of the 95 Express Lanes wetlands mitigation efforts but is part of a bigger effort to build new roads while ensuring surrounding communities are environmentally protected. “We must always ensure environmental improvements are examined and are a part of all our projects,” said John D. Lynch, VDOT’s Regional Transportation Director. In late February, crews began clearing and grubbing the existing trees and brush along the stream slopes and removing debris from the creek bed. Crews are installing erosion and sediment controls, placing stone along the creek bed, regrading slopes and installing new native plantings and trees along the stream line. Originally, the restoration of Swan’s Creek was a concern of Prince William County and on their to-do list until the 95 Express Lanes incorporated the restoration as part of the environmental express lanes project mitigation. The creek is located within what is called the “hydraulic unit code” (HUC) of the road project, which puts it in the scope of the watershed associated with the 95 Express Lanes. The stream restoration project is scheduled to be completed this fall.

—Carolyn Bogen, Richmond, VA works in Tysons

“The Express Lanes definitely sped up my commute in the morning” —Dawn Terminella, Alexandria, VA works in Tysons Corner

How have the 495 Express Lanes impacted your commute?

“ It’s excellent, we use it to go to Maryland, it gets us out of a whole lot of heavy duty traffic” —Eric Anderson, Darnestown, MD works in Tysons Corner

“Dulles Toll Road wasn’t as backed up as it used to be” —Karen Works, Fairfax, VA works in Tysons Corner

“It’s really a life saver, it saves us 20 minutes on our commute time” —Keith Holland, Bowie, MD works in Tysons

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Improvements Continue Around the Region

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ll over the Northern Virginia region, the Virginia Department of Transportation is improving roads and bridges to make travel safer and easier. In addition to the Megaprojects, here are some of the other projects underway in the region:

Under Construction

•Beulah Road over Dulles Toll Road—This project

rehabilitates the Beulah Road bridge over the eastbound Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) in Fairfax County. The bridge is also being widened to improve shoulder width and add pedestrian facilities. Completion date: May 2013 •I-66 and Cushing Road Commuter Lot—This project includes a new 433-space park-and-ride lot at Cushing Road and I-66 near the Prince William Parkway. Drivers will access the lot from Balls Ford Road via Cushing Road, and the lot will also have a direct on-ramp connection to eastbound I-66. Completion date: July 2013. •Old Keene Mill Bridge over Pohick Creek—This project repairs the structurally deficient Old Keene Mill Road (Route 644) Bridge over Pohick Creek in Fairfax County. The minor rehabilitation work includes substructure and superstructure repairs, bridge painting, and repairs to the approach roadway. Completion date: May 31, 2013 •Interchange improvements at Route 50/10th Street and Route 50/Courthouse Road—The 10th Street and Courthouse Road bridges over westbound Arlington Boulevard will be replaced, and dedicated acceleration/deceleration lanes will be added on Arlington Boulevard, separated from the main roadway. These new lanes will improve traffic flow by managing the merge of entering and exiting vehicles. Additional improvements include:

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eastbound Route 50 to 10th Street and Courthouse Road -R  amps providing access from westbound Route 50 to 10th Street and Courthouse Road -A  signalized “T” intersection providing access from both directions of Fairfax Drive to the Courthouse Road ramp •Cottage Street Reconstruction—Improvements of Cottage Street between Walker Street to Patrick Street in the Town of Vienna. Completion date: May 2013 •Fairfax County Parkway/Fair Lakes Parkway—A new interchange in Fairfax County where the Fairfax County Parkway now goes over the Fair Lakes Parkway and Monument Drive. Completion date: spring 2013 •Gainesville Improvements—A new interchange at Route 29 and Linton Hall Road. Completion date: July 2015 •Hooes Road Bridge Repairs—Rebuild bridge over Accotink Creek in Fairfax County. Completion date: April 2013 •Pacific Boulevard Extension—Final Segment: Road extended between Relocation Drive to Dresden Street, Loudoun County. Completion date: April 2013 •Route 27/244 Interchange—Washington Boulevard Bridge over Columbia Pike in Arlington. Completion date: Summer 2015 •Route 50 Widening—From Route 28 in Fairfax to Poland Road in Loudoun. Completion date: Late 2014 •Telegraph and Mulligan Road—Connecting Route 1 and Telegraph Road in Fairfax County. Completion date: 2014

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nowing how to get on and off the Express Lanes is an important first step to taking advantage of your new travel option on the Capital Beltway. Before your next trip, check out the new line of howto videos. Go to 495ExpressLanes. com/access-videos to see the videos. The videos give you a “behind the wheel” view of getting on and off the Express Lanes. Watch the videos to see how each interchange works – including the new access points at Jones Branch Drive, Westpark Drive and Route 29/Lee Highway. Go to 495ExpressLanes.com/accessvideos  to watch the videos today.

Over Gainesville, a bridge will carry Route 29 traffic over the railroad tracks and another bridge will carry Linton Hall Road motorists over Route 29.

Photo by Trevor Wrayton, VDOT

Fairfax Express Connector Expands Routes to Tysons

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orget the car, forget the stress: On March 18, Fairfax Connector’s Express Connector bus expanded services to Springfield and Lorton. The Lorton Route 493 and Springfield Route 494 join the Burke-to-Tysons service, Route 495, that has been operating since January. Express Connector buses use the dedicated 495 Express Lanes, and travel an average of 55 mph to Tysons Corner even during rush hour. The fare is $3.65 by SmarTrip® or $4 in cash. At Burke, Lorton or Springfield, riders can get on the G, J, M or F bus depend-

ing on what part of Tysons Corner they are heading to. Each bus picks up at the point of origin at different times. See the schedule at Fairfaxconnector.com The G bus goes to Greensboro Drive; the J bus goes to Jones Branch Drive; the M bus goes to McLean and the F bus is the first bus in the morning and last in the afternoon. The F bus provides midday service, making all Express Connector stops in Tysons. Lorton Route 493 stops at the new Saratoga Park-and-Ride lot, near the intersection of Barta Road and the Fairfax County

Parkway, which offers 500 free parking spaces. Buses start at the Lorton Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station, allowing commuters from as far away as Fredericksburg a faster trip to Tysons. Riders transferring from VRE to the Express Connector do not need to pay any transfer for the bus. Springfield Route 494 serves the Springfield area and the Franconia-Springfield Metro station, giving Springfield residents and Metro commuters a new option for getting to Tysons as well. To learn more about the new service, visit FairfaxConnector.com/Express.

Tysons Express Bus Celebrates Millionth Ride on Earth Day

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hen construction began on the Megaprojects in Northern Virginia new Express bus options were started to help commuters avoid traffic congestion during the construction. In April these new express bus routes carried their onemillionth rider! The Tysons Express bus services will celebrate this milestone by providing free rides on Earth Day, Monday, April 22. It is no surprise that the Express buses have been such a success – passengers can comfortably travel to Tysons Corner from Loudoun and Prince William Counties in coach buses that feature free Wi-Fi, while avoiding the traffic congestion. Passengers also enjoy substantial timesavings because the Tysons Express buses use the 495 Express Lanes, Dulles Greenway and Dulles Toll Road. Tysons Express commuters also save on gas and tolls and by getting cars off of the road, reducing pollution. Try a free commute on Earth Day and see if the Tysons Express can improve your ride to work!

Tysons Express—Loudoun

•Free on Earth Day, April 22. Regular fares: $3.00 one-way

with SmarTrip® card, or $3.50 cash (exact change only) and afternoon trips between park-and-ride lots in Harmony, Leesburg, Goose Creek, Broadlands Market Place and Broadlands South and employment sites in Tysons Corner

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•For schedule information, visit: loudoun.gov/bus-tysons, or call 703.777.0119

Tysons Express—Woodbridge

•Free on Earth Day, April 22. Regular fares: $2.65

one-way with SmarTrip® card, or $3.30 cash (exact change only) •Morning and afternoon trips between parkand-ride lots at the Woodbridge VRE Station and the I-95/Route 123 Commuter Lot and major employment sites in Tysons •For schedule information, visit: PRTCtransit. org, or call 703.730.6664

There is also a free Tysons East shuttle connecting your Express ride from the Westpark Transit Station to Old Meadow, Northrop Grumman, MITRE and Capital One.

Fairfax County

As part of the same celebration, the Fairfax Connector 555, with service from the Sunset Hills Park-and-Ride Lot to the West Falls Church Metro Station, will also offer free rides to commuters on Earth Day. For more information, visit: fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/routes555.htm or call 703-339-7200. Earth Day is a perfect occasion to try one of these options. You may just find your new way to commute to work.

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egaprojects News brings you the latest updates on the:

• 495 Express Lanes • Metrorail to Dulles • I-95/495 Telegraph Road

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• Fairfax County Parkway • 95 Express Lanes • Mark Center/BRAC Questions or comments may be directed to:

info@VAMegaprojects.com Hot Line: 877-9595-222 495 Express Lanes questions: 495 ExpressLanes.com 855-495-XPRS (9777)

customercare@expresslanes.com General VDOT questions: 1-800-FOR ROAD (367-7623) For traffic information and road conditions visit: 511northernvirginia.org

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