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Phase 1

Project Schedule

Activity Milestone Date
Contract Award April 25, 2013
Notice to Proceed June 6, 2013
Design June 2013 until April 2014
Construction Start April 2014
Project Completed Summer 2017



In November 2011 the US Department of Defense awarded $180 million to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County to widen the 3.5-mile segment of Richmond Highway between Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (Route 235) and Telegraph Road from four to six lanes, with accommodations for transit, bicycle, and pedestrian access. Corman-Wagman, A joint venture between Corman Construction, Inc and Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc, was awarded the contract on April 25, 2013.

This funding was granted as part of the effort to mitigate the increased traffic resulting from the BRAC-related expansion of Fort Belvoir. After a process that included several public meetings, a final alignment was identified. Ground was broken on the project in April 2014, with construction completion scheduled for Spring of 2017.

Phase 2

The second phase of the Richmond Highway widening will begin at the intersection with Jeff Todd Way and end at the intersection of Napper Road. The proposed project will widen Richmond Highway to three lanes, each direction, from the existing two lanes. Additionally, the widening project is expected to conform with the existing EMBARK Richmond Highway project, being undertaken by Fairfax County, though it is itself distinct.

Please view the project’s webpage for public information and community meeting updates.

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Richmond Highway Typical Section, from VDOT