T he latest news from the Virginia Department of Transportation on plans to improve
Richmond Highway (Route 1) from Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road in Fairfax County
Greetings from the Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements project team! More than 200 residents and stakeholders attended the the Oct. 29 NEPA Public Hearing and fourth Public Information Meeting. If you couldn't make it, you can still review  meeting materials  and get the latest news on the project below.  


HIGHLIGHTS FROM OCT. 29 MEETING

VDOT and the project team presented the preferred design that aims to improve safety, reduce congestion, increase capacity and expand mobility for all users along almost three miles of Richmond Highway between Jeff Todd Way and Napper Road. The proposed project improvements would:
  • Widen the road from four lanes to six lanes
  • Build separate sidewalks and bike paths on both sides of the road
  • Reserve the median width necessary to accommodate Fairfax County's future Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system
  • Build three bridges and additional stormwater management facilities
  • Make intersection improvements
  • Allow all movements (left, thru and right) at each signalized intersection
  • Accommodate up to four signal phases to improve traffic flow 
Specific intersection improvements include:
 
Sacramento Drive and Cooper Road
  • Realign Sacramento Drive to meet the existing Cooper Road intersection
  • Add a new left-turn lane along Sacramento Drive
  • Add pedestrian crosswalks and pedestrian signals
Buckman Road and Mount Vernon Highway
  • Realign the Buckman Road and Mount Vernon Highway intersection to provide dual left-turn lanes and a right-turn lane along southbound Richmond Highway
  • Add pedestrian crosswalks and pedestrian signals
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT NOW AVAILABLE 

The environmental document, required as part of the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements project, is now available for public review and comment. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and 23 CFR 771, an Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared and approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for this project.
 
You can also review the EA during business hours at the following locations: 
 
VDOT District Office
4975 Alliance Drive 
Fairfax, VA 22030
 
South County Government Center
8350 Richmond Highway 
Alexandria, VA 22309
 
Sherwood Regional Library 
2501  Sherwood Hall Lane 
Alexandria, VA 22306
 
Kingstowne Library 
6500  Landsdowne Centre Drive 
Alexandria, VA 22315
 
Humphreys Engineering Center Tech Library
7701 Telegraph Road 
Alexandria, VA 22315
ABOUT THE PROJECT

This project will improve almost three miles of Richmond Highway from Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road in Fairfax County. The proposed plans will widen the road from four to six lanes, provide separate sidewalks and bike paths on both sides of the road, and reserve the median width necessary to accommodate Fairfax County's future Bus Rapid Transit plans for dedicated bus-only lanes.

You're encouraged to submit comments by Dec. 6, 2018 to the Virginia Department of Transportation Northern Virginia District, Dan Reinhard, P.E., 4975 Alliance Drive Fairfax, VA 22030, or to  RichmondHighway@VDOT.virginia.gov . Please reference "Oct. 29 NEPA Public Hearing and Public Information Meeting" in the subject line.
YOUR BEST RESOURCE: GET INVOLVED

Public involvement is critical in our development and delivery of transportation projects. The project team has been actively meeting with community and homeowner associations along the corridor. If you're interested in scheduling a meeting, please 
contact us  today at  RichmondHighway@VDOT.virginia.gov
   
Virginia Department of Transportation | virginiadot.org/richmondhighway


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