Department of Planning and Zoning

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Embark Richmond Highway,
Planning Division

Embark Richmond Highway - Plan Amendment 2015-IV-MV1; Adopted Amendment No. 2017-10 & 2017 P-02

What is Embark?

Embark Richmond Highway

Embark Richmond Highway (Plan Amendment 2015-IV-MV1) was 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 responded to recommendations from the Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis, conducted by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), and assessed and refined 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 included coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and federal agencies to conduct Environmental Assessments (EAs). The Embark Richmond Highway Study was adopted on March 20, 2018. Details about the study can be found on the About the Study page.

Project Background and Information

Project Components


The Comprehensive Plan Amendment process considered:

  • 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

Fact Sheets

Fact sheet (English)

Fact sheet (Spanish)

Visit the Embark Documents page for additional information.