VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Jenni McCord
Kathleen Leonard

March 28, 2018

Give Input on Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements
Third public information meeting is April 4 at Mount Vernon High School

ALEXANDRIA – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold its third public information meeting Wednesday, April 4 on preliminary plans to widen Richmond Highway from four to six lanes between Jeff Todd Way and Napper Road. This project aims to increase capacity, decrease congestion, and improve safety for all users.

At this meeting, residents will be able to learn more about:

  • Preferred design alternatives at the Sacramento/Cooper and Buckman Road/Mount Vernon Highway intersections.  
  • Types of stormwater management facilities and proposed locations under consideration (bioretention, wet pond and underground detention).
  • A new interactive map, where users can click on a specific intersection or other location within the project area and view information about the planned improvements for that specific location.

The project also includes several improvements for bicycle and pedestrian users on both sides of the road, as well as reserving the median width necessary to accommodate Fairfax County’s future planned Bus Rapid Transit. The design phase has been fully funded by federal, state, and county sources, as well as the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

The public is invited to stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22039 to learn more about the project, review preliminary design plans and provide input. VDOT 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 May 4, 2018. Email or mail comments to Mr. William Dunn, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Visit www.virginiadot.org/richmondhighway for more details.

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