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Fairfax County Architectural Board to Review Route 1 Widening Project

Consulting parties will deliver presentation at Thursday night's meeting.

The Federal Highway Administration and the Fairfax County BRAC coordinator will be on hand to answer resident questions Thursday at a meeting of the Fairfax County Architectural Review Board, as officials continue to weigh options for the widening of Route 1. 

Jack Van Dop, a senior technical specialist with the FHWA and Fairfax County BRAC coordinator Laura Miller will give a presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday that offers an overview on the project and gives the county review board an opportunity to ask questions, ARB staff member Linda Blank said.

The presentation is the final item on the agenda and is a shortened version of the FHWA consulting parties meeting presentation from July 31.

to begin the Route 1 widening project, which will accommodate increased traffic at Fort Belvoir due to the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 (BRAC).

The funds for BRAC-related transportation improvements across the country.

BRAC and the recent opening of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital are expected to bring more than 11,000 new DoD employees and 574,000 annual hospital patients onto Route 1, according to a statement issued by Congressman Moran's office.

The that would preserve more acreage at Woodlawn Stables and build new barns and mitigate impact to the historic cemetery at Woodlawn Baptist Church.

A comment period, which ended last month, generated nearby, which would help those organizations remain more intact, the groups say.

The ARB meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 4 and 5.

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