Regional transportation officials are seeking public comments on transportation spending that will likely redraw area maps and commuting routes over the next six years.
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority has 60 proposed projects worth a combined $2.4 billion vying for limited funding in the inaugural 2018-2023 Six Year Program. The total cost of the approved projects will be shared by the authority and the partner locality.
The authority is accepting comments through midnight May 20 and is expected to adopt the final program list this summer.
Submitted projects include Metro station improvements in Arlington; road improvements on U.S. 1, the Dulles Toll Road and Route 28 in Fairfax County; road widening and extensions around busy routes in Loudoun County; intersection and interchange improvements in Fairfax and Leesburg; a parking garage in Vienna; bike and pedestrian enhancements in Alexandria and Falls Church; and more.
A detailed project list, project description forms, maps and technical analyses are available at the authority website, thenovaauthority.org.
Each project has been graded on how it will reduce congestion, address travel time, and provide increased access, among other key factors like emissions reductions and safety improvements.
Public Meetings Thursday in Prince William, Fairfax
Prince William County will be hosting one of two public meetings on proposed projects at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17. The meeting will be at Loch Lomond Elementary School, 7900 Augusta Rd, Manassas, VA 20111.
"We hope that the meeting educates the public as to which regional projects Prince William County has applied for and how NVTA makes its decisions,” said Rick Canizales, director of Prince William County’s Department of Transportation. “People will be able to ask questions and comment at the meeting."
Prince William County has requested $429 million to help fund 10 projects:
- Va. 28 improvements from Fitzwater Drive to Pennsylvania Avenue
- Va. 28 corridor feasibility study – environmental impact statement for the section between the City of Manassas and Fairfax County
- Construct Va. 28 corridor roadway improvements between the City of Manassas and Fairfax County
- Construct intersection improvements at Va. 234 and Sudley Manor Drive
- Construct intersection improvements at Va. 234 and Brentsville Road
- Construct intersection improvements at Prince William Parkway and University Boulevard
- Summit School Road Extension and Telegraph Road widening
- Construct University Boulevard from Progress Court to Devlin Road
- Devlin Road widening between Wellington Road, with Balls Ford Road relocated, and Linton Hall Road
- Construct intersection improvements at Prince William Parkway and Clover Hill Road
Fairfax County also will be hosting a public meeting Thursday at Fairfax County Government Center, rooms 9/10, at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax 22035