Equipment World’s Better Roads and WTOP reported that the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded $43.2 M to FMCC to transform Route 1 from four lanes to six lanes between the Occoquan River Bridge to Mary’s Way. Construction is expected to begin this spring and the project will last several years.
“It’s really good news for Northern Virginia that, now, the money has been awarded for construction. Now, we will see bulldozers rolling fairly soon,” says Marty Nohe, chairman of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.
Easing traffic congestion on U.S. 1 could help drivers on Interstate 95, when I-95 gets backed-up and drivers then head to U.S. 1.
“This is going to have a huge positive impact on commuters who use this corridor, not just along Rt. 1, but those who use 95, as well, because now we’ll have a better escape route for those days when 95 gets too backed up,” Nohe says.