VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Kathleen Leonard | Mike Murphy


July 13, 2022

Virtual Public Information Meeting July 20 on Richmond Highway (Route 1) Speed Limit Study
Participate and give feedback online; learn more at virginiadot.org/Route1SpeedLimitStudy

FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a second virtual public information meeting Wednesday, July 20 on a study assessing the speed limit on about eight miles of Richmond Highway (Route 1) between Belvoir Road/Meade Road and I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) to optimize safety and operations for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, and transit users. At the meeting, the study team will present additional analysis based on public feedback from the November public information meeting, as well as present study recommendations.

Richmond Highway (Route 1) averages about 55,000 vehicles a day within the study limits based on 2019 data, and the existing posted speed limit is 45 mph.

Get Involved

In lieu of an in-person meeting, VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more, participate in the virtual meeting and give feedback in the following ways through Monday, Aug. 1:  

  • Attend the Wednesday, July 20 online meeting. Register at virginiadot.org/Route1SpeedLimitStudy or to participate without registering in listen-only mode, call 877-309-2074 (use access code 325-898-631). The study team will make a short presentation beginning at 7 p.m. and answer questions for about an hour after the presentation. In case an alternate date is needed, the meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept 21.
  • Provide comments via the online survey or by email to meetingcomments@vdot.virginia.gov.
  • Mail comments to Ms. Jessica Paris, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Meeting materials and the presentation will be available online at virginiadot.org/Route1SpeedLimitStudy, including the recorded presentation after the meeting.

The study’s final report is scheduled to be completed this fall.

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