Regional transportation officials are seeking public comments on transportation spending that will likely redraw area maps and commuting routes over the next six years.
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority has 60 proposed projects worth a combined $2.4 billion vying for limited funding in the inaugural 2018-2023 Six Year Program. The total cost of the approved projects will be shared by the authority and the partner locality.
The authority is accepting comments through midnight May 20 and is expected to adopt the final program list this summer.
Submitted projects include Metro station improvements in Arlington; road improvements on U.S. 1, the Dulles Toll Road and Route 28 in Fairfax County; road widening and extensions around busy routes in Loudoun County; intersection and interchange improvements in Fairfax and Leesburg; a parking garage in Vienna; bike and pedestrian enhancements in Alexandria and Falls Church; and more. A detailed project list, project description forms, maps and technical analyses are available at the authority website, thenovaauthority.org.
Each project has been graded on how it will reduce congestion, address travel time, and provide increased access, among other key factors like emissions reductions and safety improvements.