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I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT)

The I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project is a public-private partnership between the Commonwealth of Virginia and Transurban that involves extending the 495 Express Lanes north by two-and-a-half miles from the Dulles Corridor to the George Washington Memorial Parkway interchanges near the American Legion Bridge.  This important initiative will improve a vital corridor in Northern Virginia and the larger region by:

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    • Providing congestion relief
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    • Adding travel choices
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    • Improving travel reliability
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    • Enhancing safety

495 NEXT will provide new and improved express lanes connections at the Dulles Corridor and George Washington Memorial Parkway interchanges. Other 495 NEXT project benefits include:

  • A shared-use path parallel to I-495 from Lewinsville Road to near Live Oak Drive
  • Replacement or rehabilitation of seven bridges with pedestrian accommodations
  • Dedicated funding to support transit improvements in the corridor including new bus service over the American Legion Bridge
  • Replacement of nine existing noise walls and construction of a new noise wall along Live Oak Drive in the vicinity of the George Washington Memorial Parkway interchange
  • Environmental improvements introducing stormwater management facilities and funding restoration of the stream at Scotts Run

Explore the 495 NEXT Interactive Map

The 495 NEXT Interactive Map provides information about the project’s design and what is being constructed. Design elements and features are color coded according to the map legend. 495 NEXT is a design-build project, and details shown on this interactive map are subject to change and may be updated as the project's design is finalized.

Explore the most recent project plans with the interactive map. (Updated November 2023). View enlarged map

How to use the 495 NEXT Interactive Map

  • Use your mouse to navigate the map.
  • Click with your left mouse button to move anywhere on the map and hold, then drag the map across the screen, to pan your view of the map.
  • Rotate your mouse wheel to change the scale of the map (zoom in and out).
  • As you zoom in, more design details and project features will be visible.
  • If you're looking for more information about or near a specific location, type the address into the search box in the upper left-hand corner and hit enter or the search button to zoom to that location.

About the Icons

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    Home Icon - Click on this button to reset the map view to the default zoom level.
  • Geolocate icon
    Geolocate Icon - Click to have the map zoom to your current location.
  • Plus minus buttons icon
    Plus/Minus Buttons - Click to zoom in and out of the project area.
  • Layer list icon
    Layer List Icon - Click to turn different design elements and features on and off in the map.
  • Legend icon
    Legend Icon - Click to view what each of the data lines on the map represent.
  • Basemap icon
    Basemap Icon - Click to view the basemap gallery where you can change the background underneath the data lines.
  • Info icon
    Information Icon - Click to display information about the 495 Next project and instructions on how to use the interactive map.

Last updated: May 31, 2024

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