|I-395 usually isn't this empty. [VDOT]|
VDOT believes the new two and a-half mile project is needed to relieve congestion during the p.m. rush period through the Landmark area. There are southbound lanes north and south of that stretch of the highway, but only three lanes within it. VDOT has allocated $6.5 million for a preliminary engineering study for the project.
Local residents have expressed concerns that VDOT’s plan to improve traffic conditions for I-395 commuters will result in more congestion on Edsall Road, Little River Turnpike, and neighborhood streets.