For Immediate Release
May 17, 2023
Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold two virtual meetings to present information about the Richmond Highway Transportation Funding Plan. Learn about the plan and the transportation infrastructure projects included within the plan.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the Embark Richmond Highway Comprehensive Plan. There also were 11 follow-on motions, one of which directed Fairfax County staff to develop a funding plan for the recommended transportation infrastructure improvements. Since then, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation has developed a list of dozens of recommended projects and conceptual designs in the Richmond Highway corridor. These recommendations come from the Comprehensive Plan Area Plans, Bicycle Master Plan and Countywide Trails Plan.
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|Wednesday, May 24
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
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|Thursday, May 25
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
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Infrastructure Projects Included in the Funding Plan
Community Business Center (CBC) sidewalk projects would add missing sidewalk connections for residents to walk to planned Bus Rapid Transit stations and existing shopping centers:
- North Gateway CBC sidewalks
- Huntington TSA sidewalks
- Penn Daw CBC sidewalks
- Hybla Valley/Gum Springs CBC sidewalks
- Beacon/Groveton CBC sidewalks
- South County CBC sidewalks
- Woodlawn CBC sidewalks
Grid of Streets projects would build enhanced streetscapes within the designated CBC’s as envisioned in the Mount Vernon Area Plan. These grids are anticipated to be built mostly through private development, but 25% of the total grid costs are included in the funding plan in case small parts need to be built by Fairfax County as capital projects.
- North Gateway Grid of Streets
- Penn Daw Grid of Streets
- Beacon/Groveton Grid of Streets
- Hybla Valley/Gum Springs Grid of Streets
- Woodlawn Grid of Streets
There are also standalone projects in the corridor under consideration:
- Buckman Road Bike/Ped Improvements
- Dart Drive Bike/Ped Improvements
- South Kings Highway Bike/Ped Improvements
- Lukens Lane Bike/Ped Improvements
- Ashton-Grey Goose-Hybla Valley Trail
- Pole Road Shared Use Path
- Old Mill Road Shared Use Path
- Jeff Todd Way Shared Use Path
- Douglas Street-Derek Road Connector Trail
- Davis Street-Arlington Drive Connector Trail
- Sherwood Hall Lane Bike Lane
- Frye Road Bike/Ped Improvement
- Beacon Hill Road Spot Improvement (bike lane)
Four projects have two design concept alternatives, which would have greater and fewer right-of-way requirements. Option B alternatives for Quander Road, Southgate Drive, and Memorial Street could be completed within the existing roadway and do not have associated concept plans. Option B for Arlington Drive would require some additional right-of-way, but less than Option A. The final decision about which concept to build will be made during the design phase, with community input.
- Arlington Drive Bike Lane (Option A and Option B)
- Quander Road Bike Lane
- Southgate Drive Bike Lane
- Memorial Street Bike Lane
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