Fairfax County is working through a list of dozens of projects that could bring transportation infrastructure improvements to Richmond Highway (Route 1).
County planners plan to discuss the Richmond Highway Transportation Plan at virtual meetings tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow (May 25).
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the Embark Richmond Highway Comprehensive Plan in 2018. As part of that approval, the board directed county transportation staff to develop a funding plan for improvements throughout the corridor.
So far, the recommended projects and conceptual designs in the corridor include missing links between sidewalks so residents can take advantage of planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations and existing shopping centers.
Branded “The One,” the BRT will include nine stations between Huntington Metro Station and Fort Belvoir.
Projects for additional sidewalks are below:
- 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
A second class of projects builds more streetscapes between Community Business Center (CBC) areas, largely through private developers. But a quarter of the projects are included in the funding plan in the event that small elements need to be built by the county:
- 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
The final class of projects include a mix of pedestrian connections, paths and trails:
- 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
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation has also developed design concepts for bicycle lanes on Arlington Drive, Quander Road, Southgate Drive and Memorial Street. There are two options for the Arlington Drive lane: one that would provide curbside parking and a landscape panel on both sides of the street, and one that would provide them only on one side.
Tomorrow’s meeting runs from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday’s meeting takes place from noon to 1 p.m.
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