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Virtual Public Meeting: Richmond Hwy (Rt. 1) Speed Limit Study

November 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

RELEASE: Immediate

Nov. 19, 2021

Kathleen Leonard | 703-638-9115

Mike Murphy | 703-638-8547

FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public information meeting Tuesday, Nov. 30 on a study assessing the speed limit on about eight miles of Richmond Highway (Route 1) between Belvoir Road/Meade Road and I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) to improve safety for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, and transit users.

Richmond Highway (Route 1) averages about 55,000 vehicles a day within the study limits based on 2019 data, and the existing posted speed limit is 45 MPH.

Get Involved

In lieu of an in-person meeting, VDOT invites residents and travelers to learn more, participate in the virtual meeting and give feedback in the following ways through Friday, Dec. 10:

Attend the Tuesday, Nov. 30 online meeting. Register at or to participate without registering in listen-only mode, call 866-952-8437 (use access code 840-652-473). The study team will make a short presentation beginning at 7 p.m. and answer questions for about an hour after the presentation. In case an alternate date is needed, the meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 16.

Provide comments via the online survey or by email to

Mail comments to Ms. Tien-Jung “Tina” Ho, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

A draft report and recommendations are scheduled to be presented at a second public information meeting in spring 2022, with the final report scheduled to be completed in the summer.

VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT Civil Rights at 703-259-1775.

View this release online.


November 30, 2021
7:00 pm