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Long-term plans for Virginia include a widening of Fairfax County Parkway

Long-term plans for Virginia include a widening of Fairfax County Parkway

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Top 7 Projects in NoVa’s 6-Year Transportation Plan

The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board is seeking feedback on transportation projects to be included in the Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), and is reviewing many large-scale plans in Northern Virginia.

A draft of the SYIP for 2019-2024 includes 252 projects in Northern Virginia, including some high-profile projects that are already underway.

Here’s a quick look at the seven largest projects over the next six years and their funding requests from the Commonwealth.

Transforming I-66 Outside the Beltway - Total cost: $3.092 million. 2019 cost: $521,000

I-395 Express Lanes Northern Extension - Total cost: $462,000. 2019 cost: $148,523

Route 7 Corridor Improvements, Phases 1 &2. - Total cost: $233,872. 2019 cost: $19,228

Richmond Highway Corridor Improvements - Total cost: $214,773. 2019 cost: $148,523

Widening of Fairfax County Parkway (4 lanes to 6) - Total cost: $190,700. None spent in 2019.

Soapstone Connector/New Road - Total costs: $169,240. 2019 cost: $3,074

New Metro Buses - Total cost: $131,417. 2019 cost: $7,399.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board is holding a series of public meetings to get feedback on these projects.

The meeting in Northern Virginia will be on April 30 at 5:30 p.m., at the VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax.

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