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
Thanks to everyone who attended the Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements public information meeting last week. If you couldn't make it, you can still review  meeting materials   and get the latest on the project below.    
VDOT is working to improve safety, reduce congestion, and help increase the community's multimodal options along almost three miles of Route 1 from Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road. We shared information about the recommended  traditional design alternatives. These p roposed improvements would:
  • Widen Richmond Highway from four to six lanes 
  • Add separate bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the road 
  • Reserve median width for Fairfax County's future dedicated bus-only lanes
  • Allow all movements (left, thru and right) at each signalized intersection
  • Accommodate up to four signal phases to improve traffic flow 
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 dual right-turn lanes along southbound Richmond Highway
  • Add pedestrian crosswalks and pedestrian signals 
Stormwater Management 
We  shared information about proposed locations and several types of stormwater management facilities currently under consideration, including bioretention, wet pond and underground detention. See the stormwater handout  for more detailed information. 

Noise Walls 
We've completed a preliminary noise study as part of the environmental assessment, which suggested that five noise walls were warranted and met the federal and state criteria. The preliminary noise study and environmental assessment will be available for review and comment at the design public hearing scheduled for later this fall. A final determination on noise wall placement will be made after the final noise study is completed once the project's final design is approved.

Learn more about the noise wall evaluation process:
Check out this new  interactive map to see improvements proposed as part of the project,
including road improvements, stormwater management, sidewalks, bike paths and more.

Click to open the map  in a new window and:
* Select layers at right to take a closer look at specific design elements
* Enter an address to center on proposed improvements nearby
* Click a red dot for descriptions of intersection improvements
* Use the ruler tool to measure distance and area
Public involvement is critical in our development and delivery of transportation projects. Give your c omments to our project team by May 4, 2018 Email or mail comments to Mr. William Dunn, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.  If you're interested in scheduling a meeting with the project team,  please  contact us today. 
Virginia Department of Transportation | virginiadot.org/richmondhighway

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