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Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements

Widening Route 1 and multimodal improvements from Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction: Early 2023

Preliminary engineering

$215 million

Lengths and Limits
Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road


Northern Virginia

William Dunn, P.E.
Project Manager
Anissa Brown, P.E.
Amanda Baxter
Program Lead

Note: A public information meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309.

About the Project

This project will improve almost three miles of roadway from Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road in Fairfax County.  

The project will:

• Widen Richmond Highway from four to six lanes
• Provide separate bicycle and pedestrian accommodations on both sides of the roadway
• Preserve the median width necessary to accommodate future planned Bus Rapid Transit for dedicated bus-only lanes

The BRT will not be constructed as part of this project, but is being administered by Fairfax County as part of the Embark Richmond Highway initiative. VDOT and Fairfax County will continue to coordinate as both projects move forward. 


In 2015, the Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis study was completed. This study, sponsored by VDOT, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI) and Fairfax and Prince William counties, was initiated to identify multimodal improvements that best met the needs of the community as well as travelers throughout the corridor. Key recommendations include implementation of a BRT system to be constructed in three phases. Long-term improvements include a three-mile extension of the Metro Yellow Line to Hybla Valley; short-term improvements include widening the road from four to six lanes and adding bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.  

In response to the study, Fairfax County requested VDOT initiate the Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements Project.

Current Status

This project is early in the preliminary design phase.  Field survey activities, preliminary environmental field work and studies are underway, along with preliminary traffic data collection and analysis. A public information meeting was held April 18, materials presented include:

Schedule & Cost


Public information meeting - April 18, 2017
Comment period end - May 18, 2017
Second public information meeting - Nov. 6, 2017
Comment period end - Dec. 6, 2017
Release draft Environmental Assessment - Late 2017
Design Public Hearing -  Mid-2018
Begin right of way acquisition and utility relocation - Mid-2019
Advertise for construction - Late 2022
Begin construction - Early 2023

Estimated Costs

Preliminary engineering: $12.5 million
Right of way & utility relocation: $142.3 million 
Construction: $60 million 
Total: $214.8 million

*This project is currently funded through preliminary engineering and includes Regional Surface Transportation Program Revenue Sharing and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funds. 


Project Numbers

UPC: 107187
State: 0001-029-205, P101, R201, C501

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