Route 1 Location Study

A Resolution was approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board supporting Lorton Option 1,  on April 15, 2004.

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Fairfax and Prince William counties


In 1994, the General Assembly directed VDOT to conduct a complete and comprehensive study of the US Route 1 corridor in Fairfax and Prince William Counties. The purpose of this study was to inventory existing transportation related features in the corridor, document existing conditions and deficiencies, recommend short term improvements, project future travel demand, and develop and evaluate alternatives to address transportation needs while accommodating county-specific economic development goals. The Corridor Study was completed in 1997.

In 1998, the General Assembly requested VDOT to conduct a centerline design study to determine rights-of-way required by the recommended improvements. This Location Study incorporates the objectives of the centerline design study with environmental analyses and documentation of potential impacts.


Three public hearings were held to show the concepts developed by the study team and to receive comments from the general public. A resolution was passed by the CTB on April 15, 2004 approving Lorton Option1. Adobe Reader 


Thomas K. Folse 

Mailing address:
Thomas K. Folse, P. E.
Virginia Department of Transportation
10228 Residency Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Steering Committee

To ensure the Route 1 Location Study team is responsive to the needs and concerns of citizens along the corridor, the VDOT convened a steering committee of key state and local officials from Fairfax and Prince William counties. The committee meets quarterly to provide oversight of and input on the location studies. 

Committee Members

Date of Completion

Newsletter of Route 1 Location Studies - January 2002 Adobe Reader


Newsletter of Route 1 Location Studies - February 2003 Adobe Reader

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