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Some things cant wait for traffic Capital Beltway HOT Lanes Project Update – January 2011 New Travel Choices Ahead.

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1 Some things cant wait for traffic Capital Beltway HOT Lanes Project Update – January 2011 New Travel Choices Ahead

2 Some things cant wait for traffic Project is 55% complete Project is 55% complete New bridge spans completed New bridge spans completed at every interchange; at every interchange; Second phase well underway Second phase well underway 75% of sound walls completed75% of sound walls completed Significant progress on mainline Beltway wideningSignificant progress on mainline Beltway widening –Braddock to Gallows Road –Idylwood Road to Route 7 Major utility relocations completedMajor utility relocations completed Major Milestones Reached in 2010

3 Some things cant wait for traffic Braddock Rd New westbound span completed Old eastbound span demolished Steel erected for eastbound span Major Milestones Reached in 2010 Little River Tnpk New eastbound span completed Old bridges demolished Steel erected for new westbound span Gallows Rd New southbound span completed Old northbound span demolished Steel erected for northbound span Arlington Blvd Phase 1 & 2 spans completed Old Beltway spans demolished Mainline Beltway Significant progress on new outer lanes

4 Some things cant wait for traffic Braddock Rd Complete new eastbound span Build HOT Lane connection Milestones Expected in 2011 Little River Tnpk Complete new westbound span Gallows Rd Complete new northbound span Begin building HOT Lanes connection Arlington Blvd Complete final Phase 3 bridges Mainline Beltway Shift traffic to new outer lanes by Summer

5 Some things cant wait for traffic Fairfax Annandale Tysons Braddock West to I-495 South Ramp Permanently Closed Springfield Braddock Road: New Traffic Pattern Braddock Road Westbound to I-495 South - Early 2011 Left turn with traffic signal to I-495 South Temporary traffic signal remains in place I-495 South exiting east until Fall 2011 Note: This new configuration is a permanent traffic pattern as part of the final configuration for the Braddock Road interchange Temp. Traffic Signal I-495 South existing east

6 Some things cant wait for traffic Major Milestones Reached in 2010 Oak St Bridge Completed Idylwood Rd Old bridge demolished Steel, deck completed Mainline Beltway - Significant progress on new outer lanes: Idylwood Road to Route 7 I-66 Old east and westbound spans demolished New westbound spans completed 1 st stage of eastbound spans completed Lee Highway New eastbound span completed W&OD Trail Steel erection completed

7 Some things cant wait for traffic Milestones Expected in 2011 Idylwood Rd Bridge completed Mainline Beltway Shift traffic to new outer lanes by Summer (Idylwood Rd to Route 7) I-66 Complete new I-66 eastbound span and new ramps Lee Highway Complete new westbound span W&OD Trail Bridge Completed

8 Some things cant wait for traffic Major Milestones Reached in 2010 Jones Branch Drive Utilities, clearing completed Leesburg Pike RT 7 New westbound span completed Steel erected for new eastbound span Dulles Toll Road RT 267 Steel work completed Chain Bridge Rd RT 123 New I-495 South bridge completed Old I-495 North and South bridges demolished Westpark Bridge Steel, deck completed for widening

9 Some things cant wait for traffic Milestones Expected in 2011 Jones Branch Drive Complete HOT Lanes connection Leesburg Pike RT 7 Complete eastbound span Begin and complete 3 rd phase – center span Dulles Toll Road RT 267 Complete major steel erection Chain Bridge Rd RT 123 Complete HOT Lanes spans Steel erected for I-495 northbound Westpark Bridge Complete bridge widening Steel and deck for HOT Lanes connection

10 Some things cant wait for traffic Magarity Road Lisle Ave Westin Towers LMI WellsFargo Marriott TRAFFIC SHIFT Eastbound traffic to new eastbound bridge Tysons MD Crescent Dr Falls Church Demolish and Demolish and rebuild center section rebuild center section Build HOT Lanes Build HOT Lanes connection connection Ramp Closed Ramp Closed Permanently Rt. 7 East to I-495 North New Signalized left turn to I-495 North Route 7: Leesburg Pike Late Spring 2011 –2012

11 Some things cant wait for traffic Route 123/Westpark Bridge October 2009

12 Some things cant wait for traffic Tysons Galleria Tysons Corner Center Galleria Drive Tysons Blvd International Drive Route 123/Westpark Bridge Dulles Metro Vienna Shift I-495 North Shifted I-495 North Shifted I-495 North New I-495 North and HOT Lanes bridges under construction

13 Some things cant wait for traffic October 2009 North South Tysons Corner Center Demolished I-495 Ramp Closed Rt. 123N to I-495N Capital One Traffic Shifted: North North Bridge Traffic Light I-495N to Rt. 123S Traffic Light Rt. 123N to I-495N Dual Left Turn Vienna McLean Yield Route 123 Interchange Construction Traffic Shifts, Ramp Closure, New Traffic Lights Fall – 2010 New traffic pattern in place until 2012 Steel erected over I-495 South for HOT Lanes connection to Westpark Br. Steel and deck completed for Westpark Bridge widening Upcoming steel erections for I-495 Northbound bridges will occur in two stages

14 Some things cant wait for traffic 14 Construction begins Spring 2011 Close Jones Branch Drive at connection point for 22 weeks Jones Branch Drive needs to be raised 8 feet for construction All businesses remain accessible Maryland Springfield Jones Branch Connector Jones Branch Drive

15 Some things cant wait for traffic New Travel Choices Ahead for Tysons

16 Some things cant wait for traffic Build outer 2 lanes: 2008 – 2011 Rebuild/lengthen all bridges & overpasses along alignment: 2008 – 2011 Shift traffic into two new outer lanes: 2011 Build inner two (HOT) lanes: 2011 – 2012 Projected HOT Lanes Opening: Late 2012 General Construction Plan

17 Some things cant wait for traffic VDOT landscape architect review underway Draft plan to be circulated summer/fall 2011 VDOT landscape architect site visit to review: Project design Right-of Way limits Site distance Stormwater management Community may want to apply for a grant to install gateway landscaping Additional resources available from the Fairfax County Restoration Project Corridor-Wide Landscaping Plan Update

18 Some things cant wait for traffic Transurban-Fluor Community Grant Designed for communities located in neighborhoods surrounding project corridor Supports grassroots and non-profit organizations that offer significant benefit to environment, safety, aesthetics or well- being of local communities Since 2009 launch, grant program has supported nearly 30 local organizations Check out for more informationwww.virginiahotlanes.com/grant

19 Some things cant wait for traffic Operations Review

20 Some things cant wait for traffic Free to HOV-3, buses, motorcycles and emergency vehicles Variable pricing: Variable pricing: tolls rise or fall based on real-time traffic conditions Not an everyday toll road: Not an everyday toll road: choose to pay a toll when they need a faster, more reliable travel time Fully electronic tolling with E-Z Pass: Fully electronic tolling with E-Z Pass: Electronic signs display rates; no toll booths Ride for Free Ride for Free: Carpools (HOV-3), Motorcycles and Emergency Vehicles How HOT Lanes Work

21 Some things cant wait for traffic 36 electronic gantries at nine points along the lanes Drivers will pass toll points at highway speeds; gantries will identify a vehicles entry and exit points, and total trip distance More than four times the amount of vehicles per hour expected to move into and out of HOT Lanes compared to cash-based system First Fully-Electronic Toll Road in Virginia

22 Some things cant wait for traffic Toll pricing, signage, enforcement Traffic sensors send data to operations center where toll prices adjusted on real-time traffic volume Toll rates displayed on network of electronic message signs Signs approaching access points will inform drivers of real-time toll rates so they can decide whether to enter the HOT Lanes How HOT Lanes Will Work Electronic toll gantries located at entry/exit points will track a drivers trip All HOT Lanes users must have a transponder Drivers are charged one toll based on distance traveled and real-time traffic conditions State Troopers enforcement equipped with technology to aid their enforcement

23 Some things cant wait for traffic New Consumer Videos

24 Some things cant wait for traffic New Consumer Videos

25 Some things cant wait for traffic Provides information on: lane closures, travel advisories, alert sign-up, multiple project links Provides information on: project details/benefits, detailed construction info/timeline, sign up for progress updates and look ahead at future work Stay Informed


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