Richmond Highway Improvements at Fort Belvoir
Widening of Route One Affects Woodlawn Stables
Support Alternative C and Widen In-Place
The Environmental Assessment on design alternatives for widening Richmond Highway through Woodlawn and Fort Belvior have now been completed and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has proposed three alternatives for this work.
Alternative A is to not widen Richmond Highway in this segment.
Alternative B changes the alignment of Richmond Highway through the Woodlawn area, bringing the road to the east side of the horse barn and then swinging the road back to the intersection with Old Mill Road and Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. This Alternative would have a detrimental effect on the operation of Woodlawn Stables and may even force the business to close.
Alternative C widens the road in the existing right-of-way.
The Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce has consistently supporting widening of Richmond Highway through this important transportation corridor. Since the announcement of the BRAC moves in 2005, widening Richmond Highway through Fort Belvior has been part of our Legislative Agenda. We thank Congressman Moran for securing funding for this project, and we also appreciate the support of our local Supervisors for adding Fairfax County funding for the design and engineering portion of the project.
After consideration of the Alternatives and the information presented in the public meeting on June 5, the Chamber Board of Directors has voted to support Alternative C and urges you to send comments to Jack Van Dop at the Federal Highway Administration supporting Alternative C to widen Richmond Highway in-place.
Alternative C widens Richmond Highway to three lanes in each direction while allowing for the continued operation of Woodlawn Stables. See a copy of the Chamber's comments.
The Environmental Assessment, which includes the design alternatives, is available for public review on FHWA's websitehttp://www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov/files/projects/environment/US-Rt-1/06.01.12-Environmental-Assessment.pdf and at the following locations: Sherwood Regional Library, South County Center, and the offices of the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and FHWA.
Comments or other information relevant to the study may be sent to FHWA's Project Manager, Mr. Jack Van Dop, Federal Highway Administration, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20166 by the end of the business day on June 29, 2012. Comments also may be submitted via e-mail to: Jack.VanDop@dot.gov.
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