Route 1 Public Hearing Scheduled for June 5
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with Fairfax County, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, is completing studies for improvements to U.S. Route One through Fort Belvoir from Telegraph Road to Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Among the components of the studies were the identification of transportation needs, analysis of alternatives to meet those needs, and analysis of the environmental consequences of those alternatives, all of which are documented in an Environmental Assessment (EA) in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act.
Public involvement and coordination with local, state, and federal agencies has been ongoing throughout the study, and at this stage, citizens will be given the opportunity to review the preliminary project design and the findings of the EA.
A public meeting is being held to inform the public and to solicit comments.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
6 - 8 p.m.
Hayfield Secondary School
High School Cafeteria (Room 1534)
7630 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315
All comments received during the public meeting and public comment period will be considered, and all substantive comments will be addressed in subsequent NEPA documentation and in reaching a decision on the study.
Informational displays and handouts will be available at the meeting. The EA will be made available for public review by May 30, 2012 on FHWA's website, http://www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/environment.aspx, and at the following locations: Sherwood Regional Library, South County Center, and the offices of the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and FHWA.
Comments or other information relevant to the study may be submitted at the meeting or sent to FHWA's Project Manager, Mr. Jack Van Dop, Federal Highway Administration, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20166 by the end of the business day on June 29, 2012. Comments also may be submitted via e-mail to: Jack.VanDop@dot.gov.
If you require additional information or special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting, please call Parsons Transportation Group at 202-469-6481.