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Improving Access to Dulles Airport

Improving western access to the airport and future Metrorail in Loudoun County

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Project at a Glance

Cost
Approximately $1 million (Estimated study
cost only)

Locality
Loudoun

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Robert Iosco
703-259-2764
Tom Fahrney
703-259-2381

Stop by a public hearing for this project between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Liberty Elementary School, 25491 Riding Center Drive in South Riding. E-mail comments or mail them to Tom Fahrney, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 by May 7, 2014.

About the Project

The Virginia Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing to construct a limited-access roadway to the west of the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Loudoun County, Virginia. VDOT is conducting an environmental study to evaluate options for a proposed Dulles Air Cargo, Passenger, and Metro Access Highway (DACPMAH) that would extend from the interchange of the planned Northstar Boulevard/Bi-County Parkway (VA Route 411) and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (US Route 50) to a new entrance into the western portion of Dulles Airport.  

Presently, IAD is accessible from the west by way of US Route 50, Evergreen Mills Road (VA Route 621), Dulles Greenway (VA Route 267), and VA Route 606.  

The purpose of this project is to enhance the movement of people, passenger services and air cargo traffic to Washington Dulles International Airport and the planned Phase 2 extension of the Metrorail Silver Line. The proposed project is intended to reduce congestion and improve capacity on the existing roadway network in the Dulles South area.

The estimated study cost is approximately $1 million.

Anticipated schedule

• Revised Environmental Assessment/Begin Public Comment Period – April 7, 2014
• Second Location Public Hearing – April 22, 2014
• End of Public Comment Period – May 7, 2014
• Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Recommendation  –  May/June 2014
• Commonwealth Transportation Board Concurrence with Preferred Alternative – To be Determined
• Federal Highway Administration Decision – To be Determined

Hard copies of the Environmental Assessment will be available 15 days prior to the meeting through May 7 at the following locations:

Brambleton Homeowners Association
42395 Ryan Road, Suite 210, Brambleton, VA 20148
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gum Springs Library
24600 Millstream Drive Stone Ridge, VA 20105
Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday:  10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday- Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.-5p.m.

South Riding Town Hall
43055 Center Street
South Riding, VA 20152
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

VDOT Northern Virginia District Office
4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Resources

Public hearing brochure/comment sheet and presentation boards (April 2014)
Revised Environmental Assessment

Technical reports and supporting documentation:
    Cultural Resources Survey
    
Noise Analysis Technical Report Supplement
    Air Quality Analysis Technical Report
    Natural Resources Technical Report
    Transportation and Traffic Technical Report
Dulles land use location study corridors
Washington Dulles International Airport: Cargo Area Study

Also:

View the presentation and handouts from VDOT's June 3, 2013 information meeting at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

View related project pages to learn more about the North-South Corridor Master Plan Study, the proposed Bi-County Parkway, and the proposed Manassas National Battlefield Park Bypass.

UPC: 103929   State Project: R000-053-032, P101

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