Several state agencies are studying I-95 from the Wilson Bridge to the North Carolina border. One meeting is planned for James Monroe High School on July 23 from 6-8. There’s also a meeting at South Country Middle School in Lorton on July 18th from 6-8. A final report on the study is due in December before the General Assembly meets.
The first series of meetings and online information will be focused on identifying issues along the corridor to be addressed, including crash frequency, crash severity, delay, and incidents that close interstate travel lanes for time periods longer than one hour.
The meetings will begin with a brief presentation followed by an open house format, which will allow attendees to speak one-on-one with study team members, ask questions, provide written comments, access online materials, and identify specific areas of concern on project boards.
The study team has also developed a map-based online engagement tool as an option for corridor users who may not be able to attend the meetings. The tool will ask users to respond to a series of questions about how they travel the corridor, what types of improvements would benefit them, and to identify areas of concern.
The team will hold two more series of meetings along the corridor with additional opportunities for public comments to be received in person and online. The second series of meetings will focus on targeted solutions and the final series will cover recommended packages of improvements.
Comments can be submitted at the meetings or via email to: VA95corridorplan@vdot.virginia.gov. The online engagement tool, as well as other meeting materials, will be available on the project website beginning July 15, 2019.
The first comment period will end August 21, 2019. Additional comment opportunities will be available throughout the study period.
For more information about the study, or to view meeting materials and access the online engagement tool, visit VA95Corridor.org.