VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Kathleen Leonard | Mike Murphy
Feb. 2, 2022
Give Input on Route 7 and Route 236 Project Pipeline Studies
Take surveys through Feb. 16; more at vaprojectpipeline.org
FAIRFAX – Give feedback on transportation studies assessing potential improvements for about a mile of Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) in Tysons, and for about a half-mile of Route 236 (Little River Turnpike) in Annandale.
The Route 7 study is assessing potential congestion, safety and bicycle/pedestrian improvements from Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) to I-495 (Capital Beltway). The study aims to develop cost-effective preliminary design options in coordination with the planned Envision Route 7 Bus Rapid Transit.
The Route 236 study is assessing potential congestion, safety and bicycle/pedestrian improvements from Prosperity Avenue (Route 699) to Wakefield Chapel Road (Route 710).
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites residents and travelers to learn more and share feedback online at VAProjectPipeline.org. Additional study information, background materials and presentations are now available. Online surveys are available for public comment through Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Community input received through these surveys will help the study teams further refine and finalize potential improvements. The study partners may consider recommendations for possible advancement through future local, regional, state and federal transportation funding programs.
These studies are being conducted as part of a new program, Project Pipeline, created by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). Project Pipeline is a performance-based planning program to identify cost-effective solutions to multimodal transportation needs in Virginia. Through this planning process, projects and solutions may be considered for funding through programs including Smart Scale, Revenue Sharing, interstate funding, and others.
Project Pipeline is led by Virginia’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), in collaboration with VDOT, and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The Commonwealth is partnering with Fairfax County to develop targeted improvements for the Route 7 and Route 236 studies that minimize community impacts and address priority needs in a cost-effective way. The final plans will provide multimodal investment strategies that can be used to seek and secure funding.
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