NVTA approves funding requests for Richmond Highway transportation projects


Credit: NVTA

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) has officially adopted the FY2022-2027 Six Year Program, fully funding Fairfax County's funding requests for the Richmond Highway widening and Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects.

NVTA Board members unanimously voted July 14 to adopt a total of 20 multimodal transportation projects for full or partial funding, including just over $60 million for the Route 1 widening project along Route 1 from Jeff Todd Way to Sherwood Hall Lane, and $80 million for BRT.

Credit: NVTA

“The adopted FY2022-2027 Six Year Program focuses on geographic and modal balance, which includes a continued emphasis on bus rapid transit and roadways in the Route 1 corridor and Fairfax County corridor,” said Monica Backmon, chief executive officer of NVTA. Backmon thanked NVTA members, regional partners, stakeholders and the general public for their role in the process.

As the next step, NVTA staff will prepare a final report on the FY2022-2027 Six Year Program, including a schedule for appropriating funds to each project. The Authority aims to publish the report in fall 2022 and announce its next Call for Regional Transportation Projects in May 2023.

The next opportunity for the general public to weigh in on transportation issues along the Richmond Highway corridor will be at the Virginia Department of Transportation’s second virtual public information meeting on the Richmond Highway speed limit study, slated for July 20 at 7 p.m.

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