State transportation officials want to hear from you about how to best improve the I-395 interchange at exit 6 near Shirlington.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is in the midst of studying safety and operational improvements to the area, known as Shirlington Circle, and they’re convening a public meeting on the project this Monday (May 21). The gathering is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Fairlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford Street), and VDOT staff plan to give a presentation on potential improvement options at 7 p.m.
VDOT is also eyeing changes to several other roadways in the area, including:
- The ramp from S. Glebe Road (Route 120) to southbound I-395
- The intersection of S. Shirlington Road and S.Arlington Mill Drive
- The intersection of Gunston Road and Martha Custis Drive
VDOT is examining ways to “reduce congestion, crashes, and boost the interchange’s overall performance,” according to a press release.
The agency plans to wrap up the public comment period for the Shirlington improvements on May 31, then study a few alternatives in more detail starting this summer. VDOT plans to issue a report on a “preferred alternative” by this fall.
Anyone looking to comment on the project can do so at the meeting, send comments by e-mail, or even mail them to Olivia Daniszewski, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, by May 31.