Your Turn: Which Route 1 Widening Option Do You Support?
Which widening option would you like to see?
There are currently three options for widening Route 1 near Fort Belvoir. Local officials secured a $180 million grant last year from the Pentagon to widen Route 1.
The Federal Highway Administration has proposed three options to widen Route 1. The three options are as follows:
- No-build option: This option would leave Route 1 as is.
- Widen-in-place option: This option would widen Route 1 in place by adding 68 more feet to the 80-foot right-of-way.
- Southern bypass: Richmond Highway would dip southeast of the Woodlawn Stables’ barns toward the Potomac River, then back, in this option. This option has been met with opposition from community groups and Woodlawn Stables supporters.
The Environmental Assessment can be viewed on the FHWA website. The deadline for public comment is July 6.
Patch asks: Which Route 1 widening option do you support? Vote in our poll below, and post your comments in the comments section.