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In Design

Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements

Widening Route 1 and multimodal improvements from Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Construction: 2023

In Design

$215 million

Lengths and Limits
Jeff Todd Way to
Napper Road


Northern Virginia

Dan Reinhard, P.E.
Location & Design
Anissa Brown

Note: A National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Public Hearing and public information meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium/cafeteria (use entrance 4) at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

Environmental Assessment and Noise Analysis Technical Report

The interactive map is now live.

Richmond Highway interactive map

About the Project

VDOT is working to improve safety, reduce congestion, and help increase the community’s multimodal options along almost three miles of Route 1 from Jeff Todd Way to Napper Road. This project will:

• Widen Richmond Highway from four to six lanes
• Add separate bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the road
• Reserve median width to accommodate Fairfax County's future dedicated bus-only lanes

All pedestrian and bicycle facilities will be ADA-compliant, turn lanes will be extended wherever possible to improve safety and capacity, and signals throughout the corridor will also be optimized.

For more information visit Fairfax County's site on the county's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project and the Embark Richmond Highway initiative. While BRT will not be constructed as part of this project, VDOT and Fairfax County are closely coordinating as both projects move forward.

Design, field survey activities, environmental field work and studies are occurring, along with traffic data collection and analysis.

The project team continues public outreach and meetings as design progresses. To schedule a local visit to your community, use the contacts on this page.

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In 2015, the Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis, sponsored by VDOT, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, as well as Fairfax and Prince William counties, identified improvements needed to best meet the needs of both the community and corridor travelers. Key recommendations included a Bus Rapid Transit system constructed in three phases; long-term, a three-mile extension of the Metro Yellow Line to Hybla Valley, and short-term, widening Route 1 with bicycle and pedestrian facilities.  

Schedule & Estimated Costs

Public Information Meetings - April and November 2017, April 2018
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Public Hearing and
Public Information Meeting - Oct. 29, 2018
Design Public Hearing - Winter 2018/19
Approve Design - Spring 2019
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - Summer 2019 
Begin Utility Relocation - Fall 2020
Begin Construction - 2023

Preliminary Engineering: $12.5 million
Right of Way & Utility Relocation: $142 million 
Construction: $60 million 
Total: $215 million

Preliminary engineering has been fully funded by federal, state and county sources, as well as the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. 


National Environmental Policy Act Public Hearing and Public Information Meeting - Oct. 29, 2018 (Ad)

Environmental Assessment
Noise Analysis Technical Report

Public Information Meetings

April 2018 (Ad)

Interactive Map
Meeting Materials: English | Spanish | Korean
Display Boards: Preferred Design Alternatives | Traffic Analysis | Bird's Eye View

November 2017 (Ad)

Brochure: English | Korean | Spanish and Presentation
Meeting Displays: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

April 2017

Brochure: English | Spanish | Korean and Presentation 
Meeting Displays: Sacramento Drive and Cooper Road | Highland Lane and Frye Road | South County Government Center | Buckman Road and Mt. Vernon Highway | Access Management Principles | Traditional and Superstreet intersection options | Crash History | Purpose and Need | Typical Sections for Route 1 and Stormwater Management

Project Numbers
State: 0001-029-205, P101, R201, C501, B617, B618, D603
UPC: 107187
Federal: STP-5A01 (686)

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