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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
Summer 2022


$200,000 (Study)

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


Northern Virginia

Tien-Jung "Tina" Ho, P.E.
Traffic Engineering
Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Nov. 30 Virtual Public Information Meeting Info

Please note: A virtual public information meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30 (in case an alternate date is needed, the meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 16) at 7 p.m., read more in the news release.

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.

Begin Study - August 2021
First Virtual Public Information Meeting - Nov. 30, 2021
First Virtual Public Information Meeting Comment Deadline - Dec. 10, 2021
Draft Report and Recommendations - Spring 2022
Second Public Information Meeting - Spring 2022
Final Report/Study Completion - Summer 2022


First Virtual Public Information Meeting News ReleaseAd and
Meeting Details - Nov. 30, 2021

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