The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is hosting a meeting for Alexandria residents Nov. 6 about preliminary plans to widen Richmond Highway from four to six lanes between Jeff Todd Way and Napper Road in order to increase capacity, decrease congestion and improve safety.

VDOT officials will discuss preliminary design concepts under consideration, including innovative intersection options.

The project includes several improvements for bicycle and pedestrian users on both sides of the road, as well as preserving the median width necessary to accommodate Fairfax County’s future planned Bus Rapid Transit. Preliminary engineering has been fully funded by federal, state, and county sources, as well as the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

The public is invited to visit between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22039 to learn more about the project, review preliminary design plans and provide input. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by Dec 6, 2017. Email or mail comments to Mr. William Dunn, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

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