Your Turn: You Fix Traffic On Route 1
How would you alleviate traffic on Route 1?
Route 1 handles about 60,000 vehicles daily, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation, and that number is expected increase as more traffic comes to the area due to BRAC.
The Pentagon has provided $180 million towards Route 1 improvements near Fort Belvoir to accommodate the wave of traffic caused by BRAC. Current road widening plans call for six lanes on Route 1 near Fort Belvoir. These plans are being met with opposition by community members because the proposed plans would cut through historic land and jeopardize the future of Woodlawn Stables.
Road improvements will soon begin at the intersection of Ladson Lane and Route 1, where the new Costco will be located. Costco is paying for these road improvements, which are geared to help alleviate traffic in that intersection.
Patch asks readers: What would you like to do to alleviate traffic on Route 1? Would you implement high-speed traffic lanes? Would you extend Metro further south? Chime in with your ideas in the comment section below.