Save the Date: upcoming transportation-related community meetings


UPDATE (Nov. 6, 2023) - The story has been updated to reflect the new date for FCDOT's Richmond Highway BRT Community Meeting.

Several public meetings have been scheduled in coming weeks involving transportation-related proposals and projects around the Richmond Highway Corridor. Following are three in-person events On the MoVe is tracking:

- At Virginia State Senator Scott Surovell's request, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold an I-495 Southside Express Lanes Community Town Hall Oct. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the community room at the Sherwood Regional Library at 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. This in-person-only meeting will focus on the potential extension of I-495 express lanes from the Springfield interchange over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to the MD 210 interchange. This project could have implications for the Northern Gateway of the Richmond Highway Corridor.

- On Monday, Oct. 30, VDOT will host a second community meeting involving proposed safety improvements at Rollins Drive and Fort Hunt Road. According to VDOT, a new concept was developed, taking into consideration feedback received from the community in a Jan. 26, 2023 meeting. VDOT officials want to discuss and get community feedback on their new concept, as well as the safety performance of the intersection since the last improvements were made. The community meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Belle View Elementary School cafeteria (Door #4) at 6701 Fort Hunt Road.

- The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a community meeting on Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the auditorium at Bryant High School, 2709 Popkins Lane. FCDOT plans to hold an open house from 6:30 to 9 p.m., with a formal presentation of a status update on BRT starting at 7 p.m.

    As a reminder, Tuesday, Oct. 24 is the final day to submit comments to the National Park Service on proposed safety and maintenance improvements along the Mount Vernon Trail and the southern section of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

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