• Richmond Highway Widening


    The VDOT project to widen Richmond Highway is called the "Richmond Highway Improvements Project." This project is focused on Richmond Highway from Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway/Jeff Todd Way to Sherwood Hall Lane. The aim of the project is to:​​

    • Widen Richmond Highway from four to six lanes
    • Provide separate bicycle and pedestrian accommodations on both sides of the roadway
    • Preserve the median width necessary to accommodate future planned BRT for dedicated bus-only lanes



  • Current Timeline

  • Winter 2019 - 2020

    Begin Right of Way Acquisition

    Winter 2020

    Begin Utility Relocation

    Summer 2023

    Begin Construction


    Complete Construction



    Public Information Meetings - April and November 2017, April 2018
    National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Public Hearing and Public Information Meeting - October 2018
    Design Public Hearing - March 2019
    Approve Design - Spring 2019

  • Proposed Cross Section

  • Richmond-Highway-Cross-Section.png
  • Project News

  • July 2019

    The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved a road design for Richmond Highway widening to keep the project on schedule. Design items included :

    1.  Two-way paths for bicycles on both sides of the highway.

    2. Construction of the BRT bridges at Little Hunting Creek and Dogue Creek.

    3. Install a new traffic light at the US Post Office in Engleside as part of the project.

    4. Construction of pedestrian underpasses at Little Hunting Creek and Dogue Creek.

  • February 2019

    Project manager for the Richmond Highway widening, Dan Reinhart, and his staff speak to the Chamber about results of the environmental assessment of the project. This is a Federal requirement. Click here to see the presentation.