Base Realignment and Closure

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

Fort Belvoir NGA Campus East

BRAC 133 Mark Center
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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.

BRAC Accomplishments

  • 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

Fort Belvoir Main Post

Mark Center

Defense Health Headquarters

Other Regional Improvements

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