New legislation has been introduced in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s General Assembly that would, if passed, reduce the funding available for general transportation improvements in Fairfax County. Until the General Assembly deliberations and actions are complete in mid-April 2018, the amount of funding for the FY2018-2023 Fairfax County Transportation Priorities Plan (TPP) is uncertain. Following the completion of the General Assembly deliberations, and any action taken by the Governor, county staff will re-evaluate how to best move forward in securing funding for the FY2018-2023 TPP.
Prioritizing Proposed Transportation Projects for Funding
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) sought feedback from the community to help prioritize unfunded transportation projects in the county. The results of this outreach will assist the Board of Supervisors in selecting transportation priorities that can be implemented with existing revenue sources through Fiscal Year 2023, and with additional funding that may become available in the future.
The county has identified more than 100 unfunded capital and operating projects important for improving the efficiency and safety of the county's transportation network. These projects are in addition to the approximately 300 projects that are already funded and underway (in the amount of approximately $3 billion).
These unfunded projects would provide new capacity, and include interchange improvements, roadway extensions, spot improvements, roadway widening projects, transit, and pedestrian and bicycle improvements. With very limited amount of funding available for these proposed projects (approximately $100 million), the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors would like to know which of these projects are most important to you. Below are some resources on the proposed unfunded projects as well as projects already funded and currently underway:
- Public Meetings Presentation (SlideShare)
- List of Proposed Unfunded Projects
*NOTE: In this interactive map, you can view both the unfunded projects under consideration, and the projects already funded and currently underway.
A series of public meetings for the community to learn more about the projects proposed for funding were held in October 2017, and an online survey was available to the public through Nov. 9, 2017. Through this outreach, FCDOT received more than 6,000 responses via the online survey, and more than 200 participants at the public meetings. FCDOT would like to thank everyone who submitted feedback and comments!
If you would like to stay informed or spread the word in your community on the ways to provide input:
- Follow and share our posts with the hashtag #TPP17 on Facebook and Twitter.
- Sign-up for "Transportation News and Information" email and text alerts through Fairfax Alerts.
FCDOT ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need this information in an alternate format, contact FCDOT at 703-877-5600, TTY 711. Requests for assistance must be received at least 7 business days in advance of an event.