FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2018
Fairfax County congratulates the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority on the adoption of its first six-year transportation program which is designed to provide congestion relief throughout the region. This milestone is a result of collaboration and coordination of Northern Virginia jurisdictions, transportation agencies, partners and Northern Virginians, who participated in the selection of projects that will improve the quality of life in the region.
With a total of 44 regionally significant, multimodal transportation projects. the program includes funding for nine projects within Fairfax County. This accounts for $531 million or 41.32 percent of the $1.285 billion program.
Fairfax County Projects
- Richmond Highway Widening (Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy to Napper Road) – $127 million (full request)
- Richmond Highway BRT - $250 million (full request)
- Frontier Drive Extension – $25 million (partial funding; should fully fund the Right of Way)
- Route 28 Widening (Route 29 to Prince William County Line) - $16 million (amount would fund widening to six lanes)
- Richmond Highway/CSX Underpass – $12 million (full request)
- Rolling Road (Hunter Village Dr. to Old Keene Mill) - $11.1 million (full request)
- Fairfax County Parkway (Ox Road to Lee Highway, including Popes Head Interchange) - $67 million (full request)
- Rock Hill Road Bridge - $20.6 million (partial funding, sufficient to move project forward)
- Town of Vienna Mill Street NE Parking Garage – $2.3 million (full request)
NVTA invited the public to weigh in on the candidate projects at several public meetings around the region to gather feedback from Northern Virginians. In addition, Fairfax County held two town hall meetings to gather community input on the proposed projects. In total, NVTA received more than 1,200 comments during the public comment period.
Through three previously adopted funding programs, the Authority has funded 78 transportation projects, valued at more than $690 million, including many throughout Fairfax County. Learn more and view the FY2018-2023 Six Year Program Project List and Map at: http://thenovaauthority.org/programming/fy2018-fy2023-six-year-program/.