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Mark CenterMark Center (BRAC 133) Access Study: Operational Analysis Report


The purpose of this Mark Center Access Operational Analysis is to enhance transportation access to Mark Center, meet the existing and future traffic demands of the projected 7,000 new employees which relieves anticipated congestion to the I-395/Seminary interchange and surrounding local roadway network and provides opportunities for planned transit uses.  The findings of this report will be used during the next stages of project development that include the Final Interchange Justification Report and National Environmental Policy Act evaluation.

Volume 1

Volume 1 Operational Analysis Report (2 MB)

Volume 2

Appendix A - Report Figures (sections 1 - 7) Part 1 (5.2 MB)
Appendix A - Report Figures (sections 8 - 10) Part 2 (6.7 MB)
Appendix B - Methods and Assumptions for Traffic Analysis and Calibration Procedure (1.2 MB)
Appendix C - Travel Demand Forecasting Methodology        (95 kb)
Appendix D - Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (318 kb)
Appendix E - MWCOG Aerial Survey Photography       (2.5 MB)
Appendix F - Preliminary Design Plans           (2.5 MB)
Appendix G - Conceptual Signing Plan           (2.5 MB)
Appendix H - Stakeholder Coordination         (65 kb)
Appendix I - Project Correspondence       (2.5 MB)  

Public Comment Database

The Virginia Department of Transportation conducted a Public Information Meeting on March 11, 2010 at Minnie Howard School in Alexandria, Virginia. The purpose of the meeting was to provide interested citizens an opportunity to formally review, discuss, and provide input on the Access Study.  An open house was held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a brief presentation.  Project staff was available to answer questions about the alternatives and the public was given the opportunity to submit written comments supporting or opposing the alternatives presented.  Approximately 231 people signed in to view the exhibits and listen to the presentation in the cafeteria.  Approximately 200 parents and children attended a rally held by the Winkler Preserve in the auditorium of the school.  About half of that number then marched through the cafeteria where they were addressed by Congressman Jim Moran. 

The project team was available to respond to questions and concerns throughout the meeting.  Comment sheets were available at the meeting and on this web site. Brochures available at the meeting informed the public of the mailing address to submit comments and the last date for receipt of comments, March 25, 2010.

More than 1,200 comments were received by the March 25th deadline, including comments submitted on the night of the meeting.  Comments came by way of e-mail, online comment sheets, and regular mail.  The results were as follows:

  • 89.2 percent indicate the Winkler Preserve should not be harmed by any alternative
  • 0.5 percent combined oppose alternatives A1, B1, B2
  • 5.4 percent are specifically against alternative D  
  • 1.7 percent combined support the following alternatives: A1, A2, C, D, E and
  • 3.2 percent didn’t have a specified preference

This report is arranged in the following order: alternatives A1 and D, those who mentioned other alternatives presented in the Study, those who did not have an opinion on a specific alternative, and comments regarding the Winkler Preserve.  The commenters are identified by name and city of residence and the reasons for supporting/opposing the proposals presented in the access study.

Download the Comment Database and Cover Page