VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Kathleen Leonard
Mike Murphy

Oct. 11, 2018

Give Input on Fraley Boulevard Widening
Design public hearing is Oct. 18 at Dumfries Elementary School

DUMFRIES – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Thursday, Oct. 18 on plans to widen about two miles of Fraley Boulevard (Route 1, primarily in the Town of Dumfries) to three lanes in each direction between Bradys Hill Road and Route 234 (Dumfries Road) to reduce congestion and improve safety and accessibility.

Currently in the Town of Dumfries, northbound Route 1 traffic is routed along the two-lane Fraley Boulevard and southbound Route 1 traffic is routed along Main Street. This project will add through lanes to Fraley Boulevard so it can be converted to three lanes of traffic in each direction with a raised median; as a result, Main Street will be converted to two-way local traffic via new pavement markings. The project will also:

  • Construct a shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians along the southbound side of the new Fraley Boulevard alignment, and a sidewalk along the northbound side.
  • Reconstruct and widen the Fraley Boulevard bridge over Quantico Creek to minimize flooding impacts and increase capacity.

The project’s preliminary engineering is financed with federal, state and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) funds. Also, the NVTA has provided additional funding anticipated for right of way acquisition and utility relocation. Additional funding sources are being identified for construction.

Stop by between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Dumfries Elementary School, 3990 Cameron Street, Dumfries, VA 22026 to learn more about the project, review proposed plans and provide input. Project staff will be available to answer questions. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by Nov. 1, 2018. E-mail or mail comments to Ms. Hong Ha, P.E., Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

View the project page for more details.

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