Mulligan Road (Woodlawn Road Replacement) Design Public Hearing - May 26, 5-8pm; Hayfield Secondary School

Mulligan Road (Woodlawn Road Replacement)

Following the events of September 11, 2001, Woodlawn Road and Beulah Street were closed to public use through Fort Belvoir. In a cooperative effort, VDOT, FHWA, Fairfax County and the US Army will construct a replacement road that will extend and widen existing Old Mill Road, now named Mulligan Road, from Route 1 (Richmond Highway) to Telegraph Road through Fort Belvoir. The new connection to Telegraph Road requires that Telegraph Road be widened to four lanes from Beulah Street to 0.5 miles south of Hayfield Road, near the entrance to the Humphries Engineer Center.

Find out about the proposed design to widen existing Old Mill Road (now Mulligan Road) and Telegraph Road, including the realignment of the Route 235 (Mount Vernon Memorial Highway) intersection at Route One. A Design Public Hearing will be held:

Tuesday May 26, 2009
Hayfield Secondary School cafeteria
7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria
Join us between 5 and 8 p.m.
Presentation begins at 6 p.m. followed by Q&A

Review the proposed project plans depicting the major design features at the public hearing or before the hearing at VDOT's Northern Virginia District office located at 14685 Avion Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia 20151-1104, or call (703) 383-VDOT or TTY/TDD 711.

Property impacts, right of way policies, and tentative construction schedules are available for your review at the above address and will be available at the public hearing.

Give your written or verbal comments at the hearing or submit them by June 5, 2009 to Mr. Leonard Siegel, P.E., VDOT Northern Virginia Office, Suite 200, 14685 Avion Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia 20151-1104. You may also e-mail your comments to us at:
Meeting Comments@VDOT.Virginia.gov.
Please reference "Fairfax PH Comment" in the subject heading.

This federal project will reestablish a road connection between Richmond Highway and Telegraph Road, which was cut off when the Army closed Beulah Street and Woodlawn Road through Fort Belvoir after 9/11. The connector road includes 1.5 miles of new construction, widening of Old Mill Road, a multipurpose trail, and intersection improvements at Telegraph Road and Richmond Highway. The connector road is being designed as a four-lane facility. The Army is committed to fund a two-lane facility; however, efforts are ongoing to obtain federal funding for the remaining two lanes. The Environmental Assessment public hearing was held in September 2006. The project location was endorsed by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in March 2007. Design began immediately following CTB action. Construction is scheduled to begin in October 2008, and be completed by October 2010.

Additional information on the project can be found at
http://www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov/projects-rhtrc.aspx.

Attached are a two PDF files - a brochure for the Design Public Hearing, and a map of the affected area.