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Richmond Highway (Route 1) Speed Limit Study

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

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
August 2021

Est Completion Date
Fall 2022

Phase
Study

Cost
$200,000 (Study)

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

Locality
Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Jessica Paris, P.E.
Traffic Engineering
703-259-2409
Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering
703-259-2239

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.

Schedule
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

Resources

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

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