VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Kathleen Leonard

Mike Murphy


Oct. 29, 2020

Online Public Hearing Nov. 5 for Boundary Channel Drive at I-395 Interchange Improvements
Participate and give input online; learn more at virginiadot.org/BoundaryChannel

ARLINGTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual design public hearing Thursday, Nov. 5 on plans to upgrade the Boundary Channel Drive interchange at I-395 to improve safety, traffic flow and enhance accessibility and connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Improvements include:

  • Reducing Boundary Channel Drive from four lanes to two in order to construct a ten-foot-wide sidewalk along eastbound Boundary Channel Drive and a ten-foot-wide shared-use path along westbound Boundary Channel Drive
  • Installing roundabouts on Boundary Channel Drive just west and east of I-395
  • Reconfiguring the ramps between I-395 and Boundary Channel Drive
  • Adding crosswalks along Boundary Channel Drive

The project also features a new shared-use path linking the Mount Vernon Trail to Long Bridge Park.

Get Involved

In lieu of an in-person hearing, VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more, participate in the virtual hearing and give feedback in the following ways:  

  • Attend the Thursday, Nov. 5 online hearing. Register for the hearing at virginiadot.org/BoundaryChannel or to participate without registering in listen-only mode, call 202-860-2110 (use access code 173 493 5567 #). The VDOT project team will make a short presentation beginning at 7 p.m. and answer questions for about an hour after the presentation.
  • Provide comments via the online survey, by email to meetingcomments@vdot.virginia.gov or leave a voicemail at 703-259-3750.
  • Mail comments to Mr. Christopher Barksdale, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
  • Request an in-person appointment during business hours at VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Please call ahead at 703-259-2768 or TTY/TDD 711 for an appointment.

Once the hearing is complete, the recorded presentation will be available online. Project materials and details are also available at virginiadot.org/BoundaryChannel.

Send comments through Monday, Nov. 16.
The project is financed with state (including Revenue Sharing), Arlington County and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding.

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