County, Fort Belvoir celebrate widening of U.S. Route 1
Officials from Fort Belvoir and throughout Northern Virginia are celebrating completion of work to widen a key stretch of highway.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and Acting Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Chris Tomlinson at Fort Belvoir were among the officials who attended ceremonies Wednesday on U.S. Route 1, also known as Richmond Highway.
The highway has been widened from four to six lanes on a nearly fourmile stretch of the highway south of the Capital Beltway, which provides primary access to commuters working at Fort Belvoir.
Recent on-base expansions created a need for more capacity on the road.
The project features improved access from Interstate 95, new turn lanes and a median that will accommodate bus rapid transit in the future.