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Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements

Widening Route 1 and multimodal improvements from Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
Construction: 2023

Phase
In Design

Cost
$390 million

Lengths and Limits
Jeff Todd Way to
Napper Road

Locality
Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Dan Reinhard, P.E.
Location & Design
703-259-2599
Anissa Brown
Environmental
703-259-3358

Note: A National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Public Hearing and public information meeting were held Oct. 29. If you were unable to attend, you may still submit comments via email (please put "October 29 public information meeting" in the subject line) or mail (comment sheet in English, Korean or Spanish) through Thursday, Dec. 6.

Meeting Materials: English | Korean | Spanish

Displays: Welcome, Purpose and Need, Potential Impacts, Typical Section, Pedestrian Underpass | Sacramento & Cooper Intersection | Highland & Frye Intersections | South County Government Center | Buckman Road & Mt. Vernon Highway | Environmental Study Area | Stormwater Management Strategy Typical

Environmental Assessment

Environmental Reports: Air Quality Analysis | Hazardous Materials Assessment | Indirect and Cumulative EffectsNatural ResourcesNoise Analysis | Socioeconomics and Land Use

The interactive map is now live.

Richmond Highway interactive map

About the Project

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. This project will:

• Widen Richmond Highway from four to six lanes
• Add separate bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the road
• Reserve median width to accommodate Fairfax County's future dedicated bus-only lanes

All pedestrian and bicycle facilities will be ADA-compliant, turn lanes will be extended wherever possible to improve safety and capacity, and signals throughout the corridor will also be optimized.

For more information visit Fairfax County's site on the county's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project and the Embark Richmond Highway initiative. While BRT will not be constructed as part of this project, VDOT and Fairfax County are closely coordinating as both projects move forward.

Design, field survey activities, environmental field work and studies are occurring, along with traffic data collection and analysis.

The project team continues public outreach and meetings as design progresses. To schedule a local visit to your community, use the contacts on this page.

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Background

In 2015, the Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis, sponsored by VDOT, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, as well as Fairfax and Prince William counties, identified improvements needed to best meet the needs of both the community and corridor travelers. Key recommendations included a Bus Rapid Transit system constructed in three phases; long-term, a three-mile extension of the Metro Yellow Line to Hybla Valley, and short-term, widening Route 1 with bicycle and pedestrian facilities.  

Schedule & Estimated Costs

Public Information Meetings - April and November 2017, April 2018
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Public Hearing and
Public Information Meeting - Oct. 29, 2018
NEPA Public Hearing and Public Information Meeting Public Comment Period End - Dec. 6, 2018
Design Public Hearing - Spring 2019
Approve Design - Spring 2019
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - Summer 2019 
Begin Utility Relocation - Summer 2020
Begin Construction - 2023

Preliminary Engineering: $16 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $169 million 
Construction: $205 million 
Total: $390 million

Preliminary engineering has been fully funded by federal, state and county sources, as well as the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. 

Environmental Document

The environmental document, required as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for this 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.

Copies of the EA will be available at the NEPA public hearing and public information meeting Monday, Oct. 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (a presentation will begin at 7 p.m.) in the auditorium/cafeteria (use entrance 4) at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309. VDOT's environmental team will be at the meeting to discuss the environmental review process and answer project questions. A court reporter will be available to take your comments.

You can also review the EA here or 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 #110, Alexandria, VA 22315

Resources

National Environmental Policy Act Public Hearing and Public Information Meeting - October 2018 (Ad)

Meeting Materials: English | Korean | Spanish

Displays: Welcome, Purpose and Need, Potential Impacts, Typical Section, Pedestrian Underpass | Sacramento & Cooper Intersection | Highland & Frye Intersections | South County Government Center | Buckman Road & Mt. Vernon Highway | Environmental Study Area | Stormwater Management Strategy Typical

Environmental Assessment

Public Information Meetings

April 2018 (Ad)

Interactive Map
Meeting Materials: English | Spanish | Korean
Display Boards: Preferred Design Alternatives | Traffic Analysis | Bird's Eye View


November 2017 (Ad)

Brochure: English | Korean | Spanish and Presentation
Meeting Displays: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

April 2017
(Ad)

Brochure: English | Spanish | Korean and Presentation 
Meeting Displays: Sacramento Drive and Cooper Road | Highland Lane and Frye Road | South County Government Center | Buckman Road and Mt. Vernon Highway | Access Management Principles | Traditional and Superstreet intersection options | Crash History | Purpose and Need | Typical Sections for Route 1 and Stormwater Management

Environmental Reports: Air Quality Analysis | Hazardous Materials Assessment | Indirect and Cumulative Effects Natural Resources Noise Analysis | Socioeconomics and Land Use

Project Numbers
State: 0001-029-205, P101, R201, C501, B617, B618, D603
UPC: 107187
Federal: STP-5A01 (686)

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