495 Northern Extension reaches NEXT milestone with release of Design-Build RFQ.
Design-build teams are now being sought for the delivery of the 495 Northern Extension also known as Project NEXT. The launch of the procurement process represents an important milestone in the development stage of the project.
Project NEXT will extend the northbound 495 Express Lanes 3.2 km (2mi) towards the Maryland border, including new, improved connections at the Dulles Toll Road and George Washington Memorial Parkway. These key improvements will tackle congestion, reduce local cut-through traffic, and set the stage for the future extension of Express Lanes across the American Legion Bridge – one of the worst bottlenecks in the Greater Washington Region.
The two-step procurement process includes statements of qualifications in early 2020, followed by proposals in late 2020.
More information on the Project NEXT procurement process is available on the Express Lanes website.