• Speak Up! for planned shared-use trail that will promote pedestrian and bicycle connections in and around Tysons.
  • Plan to participate in either a virtual and in-person 495 Next meeting on 6 and 7 June.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host two project update meetings on Monday, June 6 (in person), and Tuesday, June 7 (virtual), to provide an overview of current plans for the extension of express lanes on I-495 between Tysons and the American Legion Bridge.

Each meeting will include a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session. Project representatives from VDOT and its partners will be present at the meetings to answer questions and address comments.

The meetings will focus on upcoming construction activities, expected construction impacts, and an update on project design changes and enhancements. The representatives also will discuss the coordination effort with the adjacent George Washington Memorial Parkway rehabilitation project and the New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan.

The in-person meeting will be held on June 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Langley High School Auditorium, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean.

You can join the virtual meeting on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30 pm via the internet or by phone.

Use this link to participate by computer: https://covaconf.webex.com/covaconf/j.php?MTID=m18d86ef589b7a92fa586db32edd40eab

Join by phone by dialing +1-866-692-4530 (Toll Free) and entering access code: 242 197 66151.

The 495 NEXT plan includes a shared-use trail that will promote pedestrian and bicycle connections in and around Tysons. If built, the trail will help spur the county to take action to assure pedestrian and bike facilities along secondary streets throughout the project corridor.

FABB supports the planned trail with the recommendation that it must built behind the noise wall along the three-mile corridor.

We need local riders to participate in these meetings and show their support for the shared-use trail and FABB’s recommendations.

Please mark your calendars now and add your voice to our call for better bicycling infrastructure as part of the 495 Next project.


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