Sep 26, 2013
RICHMOND—The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) has announced the first public meeting for the Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis currently underway. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 9, from 6-8 pm at the South County Government Center. The center is located at 8350 Richmond Highway in Alexandria.
The study is a multimodal alternatives analysis that will examine a range of transit, roadway, and supporting pedestrian and bicycle options along a 14-mile section of U.S. Route 1 (Richmond Highway). The study area extends roughly from the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway interchange in Fairfax County to Route 123 in Woodbridge in Prince William County. The public is encouraged to attend to the public meeting to learn more about the study, which is scheduled to conclude next summer.
Community members, commuters, and anyone with an interest in the future of Richmond Highway will have an opportunity to provide input on critical transportation needs and the future vision for the heavily traveled corridor. Transportation improvements under consideration for the corridor include transit, roadway, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
In addition to the October 9th meeting, DRPT will host public information tables at a number of upcoming events along the corridor, including Back-to-School Nights, fairs, and farmers markets. The community can learn more about the public information events and the project overall by visiting the project website at www.Route1MultimodalAA.com. Information is also available through the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Route1MultimodalAA and Twitter at @Rt1MultimodalAA.
DRPT is directing the study in coordination with Fairfax County, Prince William County, the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, and the Virginia Department of Transportation.