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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
Tom Fahrney
Manager of Special Project Development
703-259-2381
Robert Iosco
Environmental Program Manager
703-259-2764
Brian Costello
Regional Right of Way & Utilities Manager
703-259-2986

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.

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  –  To be Determined
• Commonwealth Transportation Board Concurrence with Preferred Alternative – To be Determined
• Federal Highway Administration Decision – To be Determined

Resources

Loudoun Board of Supervisors Public Input Meeting (June 2014)

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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