The Northern Virginia Citizens Association (NOVA) has filed a federal lawsuit to stop work on the more than $400 million I-495 NEXT (Express Lanes Northern Extension) roadway project.
The group filed the lawsuit in Alexandria.
Court documents say highway work will extend the I-495 express lanes along approximately two miles of the Capital Beltway from their current northern terminus in the vicinity of the Old Dominion Drive overpass to the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the McLean area of Fairfax County.
The documents say NOVA is a nonprofit made up of more than 150 members – including 75 who live in the vicinity of the planned flyover ramps that would connect the I-495 NEXT project to the Maryland Project on the Virginia side of the American Legion Bridge, FOX-5 TV has reported.
The group says the project will impact their quality of life negatively and introduce noise pollution to their neighborhoods. They also say the plans have changed since the original projects was proposed.