DRAFT Proposed Significant changes for 2011

Below is a draft summary of significant changes proposed for the 2011 CLRP.  This listing covers changes only to those projects that are considered to be regionally significant, i.e., interstates, principal arterials and some minor arterials, as well as transit facilities.  A complete list of all projects planned is included in the 2011 CLRP Air Quality Conformity Inputs.

On October 13, 2011 the TPB released the draft CLRP and the associated Air Quality Conformity Analysis for public comment. The comment period will close on November 12, 2011 and the TPB will be asked to approve the Conformity Analysis and the 2011 CLRP at their November 16 meeting.

District of Columbia

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  1. H Street, NW Peak Period Bus-Only Lane from 17th St. to New York Ave.

H Street NW is one-way, running eastbound between 17th Street and New York Avenue.  Parking restrictions are in effect on both sides of the street during morning (7:00 – 9:30 a.m.) and evening (4:00 – 6:30 p.m.) peak periods, allowing for five lanes of traffic.  This project proposes to use one of those five lanes as a bus-only lane during the peak periods.

Complete:            2012
Length:                 0.5 mile
Cost:                      $250,000                Funding:              Local

See the CLRP project description form for more information.

 

Virginia

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  1. Crystal City – Potomac Yard Streetcar in Arlington County

This project will construct and operate a streetcar system that runs parallel to US 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) from the Pentagon City Metro station to Four Mile Run at the city limit of Alexandria. The CLRP currently includes an exclusive bus transitway project along most of the same route that is scheduled to open in 2013.  The streetcar system will replace the bus service in 2018.

Complete:           2018
Length:                2.25 miles
Cost:                      $160 million
Funding:              Federal, state and local

See the CLRP project description form for more information.

 

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  1. I-395/I-95 HOV and HOT Lanes from 2 miles north of I-495 to VA 610

Note: This project was approved as an amendment to the 2010 CLRP on July 18, 2011.

This project is currently included in the CLRP as a system of High-Occupancy Toll, or HOT lanes between Eads Street in Arlington County and VA 610 (Garrisonville Road) in Stafford County.  HOT lanes will be available to HOV-3, transit and emergency response vehicles free of charge. Other vehicles may use the facility by paying an electronic toll.  Tolls will vary based on time of day, day of week, and level of congestion in order to maintain free-flow conditions.   VDOT is proposing to reconfigure the project, including the elimination of the implementation of HOT lanes on I-395 inside the Capital Beltway. The changes are summarized in the table below:

 

 

 

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Current  CLRP
Project Includes
VDOT Proposed Change to Current CLRP Project
Description of
Proposed Configuration
a
3 HOT Lanes
2 HOV Lanes
Eliminate the implementation of HOT lanes on I-395 inside the Capital Beltway
b
3 HOT Lanes
3 HOT Lanes
(no change)
Widen the existing HOV facility from 2 to 3 lanes on I-395 from I-495 (Capital Beltway) to approximately 2 miles north, in the vicinity of Turkeycock Run and maintain as HOV lanes
c
3 HOT Lanes
2 HOT Lanes
Widen the existing HOV facility from 2 to 3 lanes on I-95 from I-495 to VA 3000, Prince William Parkway and convert to HOT lanes
d
2 HOT Lanes
2 HOT Lanes
(no change)
Convert the existing 2-lane HOV facility from VA 3000, Prince William Parkway to VA 234 (Dumfries Road) into HOT lanes
e
2 HOT Lanes
2 HOT Lanes
(no change)
Construct 2 new HOT lanes from VA 234 (Dumfries Rd.) to VA 610 (Garrisonville Rd.)
f
2 HOT Lanes
2 HOT Lanes
(no change)
Two HOT lanes will continue10 miles south to the VA 17/US 1 Massaponax exit in Spotsylvania County.  This portion of the project is outside the TPB’s planning area and will be coordinated with the Fredericksburg area MPO (FAMPO).

Transit Service Plan
At this time, VDOT is also proposing to remove the elements of the transit service plan that had previously been included in the CLRP as a part of the I-95/I-395 HOV/Bus/HOT Lanes project.  VDOT is working with local jurisdictions and transit agencies to develop a revised set of transit and transportation demand management (TDM) improvements for the corridor.  These transit and TDM measures will be proposed as a separate project for inclusion in the CLRP at a later date.  Please see the table that follows the CLRP project description form in Attachment A for a full listing of the elements from transit service plan being removed.  

Complete:            2015
Length:                 27 miles (not including southern portion from VA 610 to VA17/US 1)
Cost:                      $1.01 billion
Funding:              Federal, state, local and private

See the CLRP project description form for more information.

 

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  1. I-395 HOV Lanes Reversible Ramp from/to Seminary Road

Note: This project was approved as an amendment to the 2010 CLRP on July 18, 2011.

VDOT is proposing to construct a new reversible on/off ramp that connects Seminary Road and the I-395 HOV lanes to and from the south.  This project adds HOV and transit access to accommodate the expected increase in travel generated by Department of Defense employees at the nearby Mark Center.

Complete:       2015
Cost:                 $80 million
Funding:         Federal and state

See the CLRP project description form for more information.

 

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  1. Widening of US 1 – Project Limit Change from VA 235 South to VA 611

This project is currently included in the CLRP as a widening of US 1 (Richmond Highway) from 4 to 6 lanes from VA 235 South (Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway) to the Occoquan River/Prince William County Line.  VDOT is proposing to remove approximately 4 miles of widening from the southern end of the project and change the southern limit to VA 611 (Telegraph Road).

Complete:         2020
Length:             3.5 miles
Funding:          Federal and state

See the CLRP project description form for more information.

 

  1. Widen I-66 General Purpose and HOV Lanes from US 15 to US 29 (near Gainesville)
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Note: This project was approved as an amendment to the 2010 CLRP on July 18, 2011.

This project is currently included in the CLRP as a widening to construct HOV Lanes on I-66 between US 15 (James Madison Highway) and US 29 (Lee Highway) in Gainesville.  VDOT is proposing to also add an additional general purpose lane in each direction to I-66 within the same limits.  The completion date of the project is advancing from 2020 to 2018.

Length:           2.5 miles  
Complete:      2018
Cost:                $132 million
Funding:        Federal

See the CLRP project description form for more information.

 

  1. Potomac Yard Metro Station

The completion date of this project is being moved up from 2030 to 2017.

New CLRP Projects