Department of Planning and Zoning

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 730
Fairfax, VA 22035

Embark Richmond Highway,
Planning Division

Embark Richmond Highway - Plan Amendment 2015-IV-MV1

What is Embark?

Embark Richmond Highway

Embark Richmond Highway (Plan Amendment 2015-IV-MV1) is an initiative focused on creating a multimodal future for Richmond Highway Corridor where residents, workers, and visitors can walk, bike, or drive to the places they want to go. This effort responds to recommendations from the Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis, conducted by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and intends to assess and refine the recommendations from the study by providing more detailed guidance in the Comprehensive Plan for the implementation of transit in the corridor. Embark Richmond Highway also includes coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and federal agencies to conduct Environmental Assessments (EAs). Details about the EAs can be found on the About the Study page.

Project Components


The Comprehensive Plan Amendment process is considering:

  • Planning goals and objectives for the corridor
  • Land use density and mix for the areas in the vicinity of the proposed BRT stations between Huntington and Fort Belvoir
  • Corridor-wide transportation systems, urban design, public facilities


  • Richmond Highway is planned to be widened from four to six lanes
  • The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is in the design phase of the Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements project, which will widen Richmond Highway from Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road


The goal of the BRT system is to increase transit ridership along the Richmond Highway Corridor and ultimately lead to the future Metrorail extension to Hybla Valley

Upcoming Events

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Government Center

For more information regarding upcoming meetings, visit the Embark Meetings page.

Fact Sheets

Fact sheet (English)   |   Fact sheet (Spanish)

(For more information, visit the Embark documents page)