Map of construction project districts


Richmond Highway (Route 1) Speed Limit Study

Belvoir Road/Meade Road to I-95/I-495 in Fairfax County

Area Maps

Project at a Glance
Begin Date
August 2021

Est Completion Date
Fall 2022


$200,000 (Study)

Lengths and Limits
Belvoir Rd/Meade Rd to
I-95/I-495 (8 mi)


Northern Virginia

Jessica Paris, P.E.
Traffic Engineering
Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Please note: The second virtual public information meeting to present recommendations is scheduled Wednesday, July 20 (in case an alternate date is needed, the meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21) at 7 p.m., read more in the ad.

About the Study

This study is assessing the 45 MPH speed limit on about eight miles of Richmond Highway (Route 1) between Belvoir Road/Meade Road and I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) to improve safety for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, and transit users.

Richmond Highway (Route 1) averages about 55,000 vehicles a day within the study limits based on 2019 data.

Begin Study - August 2021
First Virtual Public Information Meeting - November 2021
Second Virtual Public Information Meeting to Present Study Recommendations -
July 20, 2022
Final Report/Study Completion - Fall 2022


Second Virtual Public Information Meeting Ad - July 20, 2022

First Virtual Public Information Meeting Public Involvement SummaryVideoEnglish Presentation, Spanish Presentation, Korean PresentationComment SheetNews ReleaseAd and Meeting Details - November 2021

Fairfax County Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Webpage

Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements Webpage

Bristol area projects Salem area projects Staunton area projects Lynchburg area projects Culpeper area projects Richmond area projects Northern Virginia projects Fredericksburg area projects Hampton Roads projects
Page last modified: June 24, 2022