Here's what you need to know about the project:
The improvements along Route 1 will provide transportation infrastructure to support new BRAC medical facilities, relieve significant traffic congestion along the highway and improve bike and pedestrian facilities.
$132 million (includes all project sections)
- $62 million for engineering and right-of-way
- $70 million for construction
Widening Route 1 from four to six lanes to accommodate traffic flow.
- Begin construction on segment of the road at Fort Belvoir (from Cook Inlet Drive to Belvoir Station Road) in spring 2014.
- Begin construction on segments of the road east of Pohick Road to east of Cook Inlet Drive and east of Belvoir Road to Mount Vernon Memorial Highway in fall 2014.
- Federal Highway Administration
- Fairfax County
- Virginia Department of Transportation
- Department of the Army
- Fort Belvoir, VA
Construction will disturb traffic as little as possible. According to Laura Mehiel, design manager for the project, they don't plan to shut down lanes. They will shift traffic as they work, and will consider night work and weekend work if necessary.
Traffic lights for turning lanes and at intersections near the construction areas will also be retimed to accommodate the flow of traffic as they work on segments of the highway.
Information on this project will be continuously updated. For more information, visit U.S. Route 1 Improvements at Fort Belvoir.
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