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.