County, Fort Belvoir cel­e­brate widen­ing of U.S. Route 1

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

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.

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