Tuesdays at APA–DC — December 2011

The Virginia Megaprojects Program

December 13, 2011

The Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation created a Regional Transportation Program, Virginia Megaprojects, that includes I-495 High Occupancy Toll Lanes, Dulles Corridor Metrorail, I-95 HOV/HOT, Fairfax Parkway/Mark Center, BRAC projects, Telegraph Road/Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and the recently completed I-95 fourth lane widening.

This session informed planners on the process of creating a regional and project-related transportation management plan for these large-scale projects. The plan lays out a set of coordinated strategies and describes how they will be used to manage the work zone impacts of a project. Inclusion of these strategies in the project before and during construction helps to reduce traffic and mobility impacts, improve safety, and promote coordination within and around the work. 

About the Speaker

Alex LeeAlex Lee, AICP, is the communications program manager for VDOT's General Engineering Consultant team for Northern Virginia Megaprojects Program. An employee of CH2M HILL, Lee is responsible for overseeing the budget, staff, resources and strategic communications programs for VDOT's major infrastructure projects in the region. Previously, he served as community relations manager for the $2.5 billion Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project. Lee also has worked as a consultant to the Departments of Defense and Energy on environmental planning projects. He holds a bachelor's degree in urban planning from the University of Maryland, College Park.