Frequently Asked Questions
How will this project impact my property? When will VDOT contact me?
See the project's interactive map for information on preliminary right of way impacts. Right of way needs should be finalized by the end of summer 2019, and VDOT will contact you if there is a need to purchase right of way from your property.
Property owners received letters in mid-August 2018 for areas where the design-builder may need access to gather survey, geotechnical and utility information, all of which are needed to develop the final design. Design is anticipated to be complete in the fall of 2019, with early right-of-way acquisition beginning early 2019 and construction within VDOT right-of-way in spring 2019.
To learn more about VDOT's right of way acquisition process, see our brochure, A Guide for Property Owners and Tenants.
Are noise walls being considered?
Through an extensive preliminary noise analysis in September 2016, more than 500,000 square feet of noise barriers were determined to be reasonable and feasible. Review information presented at the November public hearing at Colvin Run Elementary School, including the noise insert.
As the design is further developed, the team will perform a final noise analysis to confirm preliminary findings. Once the final analsysis is approved, property owners will be surveyed as to their desire to have a noise barrier constructed. Updated corridor plans showing the anticipated locations for the noise barriers will be posted on this site by late fall 2018.
Learn more about VDOT's noise wall evaluation procedure.