Project NEXT is an extension of the 495 HOV/HOT Lanes (Express Lanes) in Fairfax County, Virginia. As shown in the figure below, the project will extend along Interstate 495 (I-495) from the current northern terminus of the 495 Express Lanes near Old Dominion Drive (Route 738) to the vicinity of the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP), and include improvements to the Dulles Toll Road and GWMP interchanges and the northbound general purpose lanes. I-495 currently operates with four general purpose lanes in each direction along the project corridor.
The primary objective of the project is to extend the 495 Express Lanes further north to provide additional capacity in the corridor, which will be available at no charge to HOV 3+ vehicles, and open to other authorized vehicles paying a toll. This extension will be subject to the same operating rules and regulations as the existing 495 Express Lanes, and when complete, will operate as a single, fully-integrated 495 Express Lanes facility between the Springfield Interchange and the GWMP.
The scope of the project includes the design and construction of the following:
Transurban will be conducting a two-stage procurement for a fixed price design-build contract.
The RFQ was released on January, 7 2020 and a copy of the base RFQ can be found here. The full RFP (attachments, information package, etc.) was only available to registered companies.
Transurban hosted an RFQ Project Information Meeting on January 14, 2020, at 10:00 AM. The presentation and sign-in sheets are available here.
The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process concluded on April 27th 2020, with the shortlisted bidders being selected and notified. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Request for Proposal (RFP) process has been temporarily put on hold. The project timeline will be adjusted as needed once the Covid-19 crisis has subsided. Transurban remains committed to working with the Commonwealth of Virginia on advancing the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (NEXT) project.
Point of Contact
For questions about the Project design-build procurement, please contact the Transurban Procurement team at NEXTProcurement@transurban.com.