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Michelle Holland 703-586-0487


Dec. 2, 2021

Virtual Public Information Meeting Next Monday, Dec. 6 on 395 Express Lanes-Seminary Road HOV Ramp Project
Learn about and provide input on plans to convert Seminary Road HOV-only ramp to express lanes ramp

ALEXANDRIA – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public information meeting Monday night, December 6, on plans to convert the 395 Express Lanes/Seminary Road Ramp from a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) ramp to a High Occupancy Toll (or express lanes) ramp. This meeting is a follow-up to VDOT’s previous public meeting for the project held on December 9, 2019, and will include a project overview and status update. VDOT will also present and seek input on draft design plans for the ramp conversion.

This south-facing reversible ramp at I-395 and Seminary Road falls within the limits of and provides access to the 395 Express Lanes. Currently, this ramp operates as an HOV-only ramp, providing access to the 395 Express Lanes at all times for carpools and buses. VDOT’s private operator of the 395 Express Lanes, Transurban, is proposing to convert this ramp from an HOV-only ramp to an express lanes ramp. This ramp would provide access to the 395 Express Lanes for vehicles with fewer than three occupants who pay a toll, and would continue to be available toll-free for HOV vehicles with three or more occupants.

The 395 Express Lanes/Seminary Road HOV Ramp Conversion Project would be implemented by VDOT, in partnership with Transurban. VDOT would maintain oversight, while Transurban would design, implement needed changes, and maintain the project.

Virtual Public Information Meeting Details:

Monday, December 6, 2021

6:30-8:30 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m., followed by comments, and question and answer period)

Ways to Provide Your Input:

The public can provide their comments during the December 6 virtual meeting, or following the meeting until December 16, 2021, via the online comment form, email to meetingcomments@VDOT.Virginia.gov, or mail to Mr. Abi Lerner, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Please reference “I-395/Seminary Road HOV Ramp” in the subject line of all related correspondence.

Meeting information, materials and the presentation will be available online at https://www.virginiadot.org/projects/northern_virginia/i-395-seminary_road_hov_ramp-virtual_public_information_meeting.asp, including the recorded presentation after the meeting. Individuals can also contact VDOT staff at 703-691-6715 for more information.

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