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Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Joan.Morris@vdot.virginia.gov

Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
jennifer.mccord@vdot.virginia.gov

NR12-104

Dec. 17, 2012



OPEN HOUSE FOR NORTH-SOUTH CORRIDOR MASTER PLAN
Meetings in Ashburn and Manassas Dec. 18-19

North-South Corridor Description

PLEASE NOTE: Previous news release had the wrong location for the Manassas meeting. The correct time/location is: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Four Points Sheraton. 10800 Vandor Lane, Manassas, VA 20109. Please use this version of the release.

FAIRFAX—On Dec. 18 and 19, Virginia’s Office on Intermodal Planning and Investment will hold open house meetings in Ashburn and Manassas to receive public input on the Northern Virginia North-South Corridor Master Plan, one of  12 Corridors of Statewide Significance recently established by the Commonwealth Transportation Board.  

The 45-mile corridor is the area generally east and west of Route 234 /Prince William Parkway, the Tri-County Parkway alignment approved the CTB between I-95 and Route 50, and connections to the Dulles Greenway and Route 7.

The purpose of the corridor is to ensure adequate multimodal capacity and access to Dulles Airport and the surrounding area, including the travel needs for both people and goods;  accommodate projected high employment and population growth within the corridor over the next 30 years, and the associated growing need for north-south travel movements;  connect the corridor by transit and other more sustainable transportation modes such as high occupancy vehicles and bicycle/pedestrian trails, and protect environmental, community and historical resources in any future plans for the corridor.

The public is invited to review and comment on two alternatives:
Alternative 1 would improve access to Dulles Airport, link several planned roadway improvements within the North-South Corridor; and expand bicycle and pedestrian trails throughout the corridor.

Alternative 2 would add high occupancy vehicle and high occupancy toll (HOV/HOT) lanes and high-frequency transit from I-95 to Dulles Airport. Carpools with three or more persons would ride free; others would pay a toll during peak periods.Alternative 2 also includes bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the corridor.

The meetings will be:

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Stonebridge High School
43100 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA 20147

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Four Points Sheraton
10800 Vandor Lane, Manassas, VA 20109

More information on the study is available at www.vtrans.org.



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