Monday, October 2, 2017

Community Feedback Sought on Prioritizing Transportation Funding

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) are seeking feedback from the community to help prioritize unfunded transportation projects in the county. The results of this outreach will assist the Board of Supervisors in selecting transportation priorities that can be implemented with existing revenue sources through Fiscal Year 2023, and with additional funding that may become available in the future.

The county has identified more than 100 unfunded capital and operating projects important for improving the efficiency and safety of the county's transportation network. These projects are in addition to the approximately 300 projects that are already funded and underway (in the amount of approximately $3 billion).

Some of the unfunded bicycle and pedestrian projects.
These unfunded projects would provide new capacity, and include interchange improvements, roadway extensions, spot improvements, roadway widening projects, transit, and pedestrian and bicycle improvements. With very limited amount of funding available for these proposed projects (approximately $100 million), the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors would like to know which of these projects are most important to you. Below are some resources on the proposed unfunded projects as well as projects already funded and currently underway:

FCDOT has scheduled a series of public meetings for the community to learn more about the projects proposed for funding. Each of the meetings will begin with an open house followed by a formal presentation and a Q&A session. There will be map display boards for residents to view of the unfunded projects as well as transportation projects currently underway. These meetings will be held at:
  • South County Government Center – 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria – Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, from 7-9 p.m.
  • North County Governmental Center – 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston – Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, from 7-9 p.m.
  • Fairfax County Government Center – 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax – Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, from 7-9 p.m.
  • Thomas Jefferson Library – 7415 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church – Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, from 7-9 p.m.
If you are unable to attend a public meeting, you can join FCDOT staff for a live Ask Fairfax! online chat on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from noon to 1 p.m.

You can also let FCDOT know which projects you want to be considered for funding by filling out a survey. Your responses are confidential and you may take the survey only once. Comments are accepted through Monday, Nov. 9, 2017:

Take the survey online now!

Print out a paper copy of the survey (PDF), fill it out, and mail it to:

Fairfax County Department of Transportation/TPP 2017 Survey
4050 Legato Road, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22033 

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