Base Realignment and Closure
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Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is the process the U.S. Department of Defense uses to reorganize its military installations to adapt to changing circumstances. The 2005 BRAC law resulted in the transfer of more than 18,000 Department of Defense jobs to Fort Belvoir and another 3000 to Falls Church. While the BRAC deadline was Sept. 15, 2011, the moves where not completed until 2012 and BRAC related construction will continue through 2016.
A Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision regarding the BRAC moves to Fort Belvoir was released in 2007. According to the Record of Decision, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency brought 8,500 employees to the Engineer Proving Ground. Relocations of Army leased space and the new DeWitt Medical Center brought approximately 3,000 employees to the main post of Fort Belvoir. An additional 6,400 jobs associated with BRAC 133, including Washington Headquarters Service (WHS) are now located at the Mark Center in Alexandria.
- Route 1 Widening (Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway to Telegraph Road) - Federal Highway Administration has recently completed the Design-Build Contractor selection process and will be issuing a Notice to Proceed for construction by May 1, 2013.
- Two BRAC rounds will be proposed with the FY2014 budget-one in 2015 and one in 2017. According to DoD officials, it is necessary to reduce infrastructure to be consistent with the reduced force size.
Saratoga Park and Ride lot located at the interchange of Barta Road
and Fairfax County Parkway opened in December, 2012.
- Fairfax Connector launched a new route, Route 335 "Eagle Express" in September 2011 operating between the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail Station and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital on the Fort Belvoir Main Post.
- Fairfax Connector launched a revised route,Route 333, in October 2012 to provide service to the new NGA campus, the new Saratoga Park & Ride and Patriot Ridge.
- Fairfax County Parkway widening from Rolling Road to Fullerton Road is complete.
- Mulligan Road / Telegraph Road widening Phase I complete and Phase II is under construction.
- South Kings Highway / Harrison Lane turn lanes complete.
- I-95 southbound off-ramp (Defense Access Road Ramp into Fort Belvoir North Area) complete.
- Several short term improvements at I-395 and Seminary Road to increase capacity completed and others under construction.
BRAC Improvements by Location
Fort Belvoir North Area
- Fairfax County Parkway
- Saratoga Park and Ride
- I95 Defense Access Road (DAR) HOV Ramp
- Rolling Road Widening - This project is funded for design only and will widen Rolling Road from Fullerton Road to Delong Drive. Target completion of design is May 2013.
- Fairfax County Parkway Interchange Improvements
Fort Belvoir Main Post
- Fort Belvoir Master Plan
- Route 1 Widening
- Mulligan Road Widening
- National Museum of the United States Army
- BRAC 5/132
Defense Health Headquarters
Other Regional Improvements
- Frontier Drive Extension
- Loisdale Road Study
Other BRAC Web Pages
- Chairman Bulova's BRAC Information Page
- Mason District BRAC 133 Task Force
- Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
- Fort Belvoir
- U.S. Army BRAC Page
- Northern Virginia Regional Commission BRAC Page