It’s what’s NEXT for the greater good of the region
It’s the 495 Northern Extension (NEXT) project


Driving enhancements to improve your quality of life

By showing your support for the 495 Northern Extension (NEXT) project, you’re saying yes to regional improvements that will:

Drive positive economic impact by connecting critical commercial centers, creating an estimated 6,300 jobs and spurring $880 million in economic activity during project development and construction

Reduce cut-through traffic on local roads in McLean and Great Falls, increasing safety and returning the local roads to local residents

Promote safer commuting by reducing the number of accidents along 495 by 20%


Kickstart long-term environmental benefits by prompting a net reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, delivering a new 3-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail, and updating storm water management systems

Expand transit service between Fairfax County and Maryland; today, zero bus lines run across the American Legion Bridge—a crucial connection for regional commuters

Provide an option for faster, more reliable travel—reducing commuting times by 50% during rush hour for those who choose to use the Express Lanes

Set the stage for expansion of the American Legion Bridge, which will relieve the most significant choke point in the region


What is Project NEXT?

495 NEXT is a two-mile extension of the current 495 Express Lanes north to the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The $600 million project is fully funded by the private sector and will drive economic development and improve traffic flow throughout the corridor.

495 NEXT includes new connections at the Dulles Toll Road and George Washington Memorial Parkway, providing shorter travel times and reducing cut through traffic on local roads. It also sets the stage for the Capital Beltway Accord project, which will rebuild the American Legion Bridge and extend the 495 Express Lanes across the Potomac River into Maryland—one of the most congested corridors in the country.

Make your voice heard

The future of our region benefits from your voice

Tell the Fairfax Board of Supervisors that you support the 495 Northern Extension (NEXT) project—which will bring ease to your commute, your neighborhood and your life. By completing the form below, you are advocating for positive regional economic impact, reduced traffic, improved highway safety, increased transit opportunities and long-term environmental benefits.

    Add your comments:

    Project supporters

    Organizations and businesses

    Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
    McLean Chamber of Commerce
    Tysons Chamber of Commerce
    Virginia Transit Association
    Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance
    Arlington Chamber of Commerce
    Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
    Dulles Area Transportation Association
    Reston Chamber of Commerce
    Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce
    Springfield Chamber of Commerce
    Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance
    Prince William Chamber of Commerce
    Northern Virginia Building Industry Association
    Apartment and Office Building Association

    Elected officials

    Governor Terry McAuliffe
    Senator Dick Saslaw
    Senator Janet Howell
    Senator Dave Marsden
    Delegate Mark Sickles
    Former Delegate Margi Vanderhye
    Pat Herrity, Springfield District Supervisor, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
    Marty Nohe, Former Prince William Board of Supervisors and former Chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

    Regional business leaders and local residents

    Albert Dwoskin
    Alexander Thomas
    Carlos Del Toro
    Carolyn J. Moss
    Danny Vargas
    Dario Marquez
    Frank M. Conner III
    Frank McDermott
    George Stewart
    Harris N. Miller
    Jon Norton
    Martha W. High
    Nancy McNerney
    Richard Danker
    Richard Horan
    Scott McGeary
    Stuart Mendelsohn
    Todd Rowley
    Tracey Baynard
    Tracey White
    Val McWhorter
    William Gould
    William L Walsh, Jr