Traffic could become lighter in parts of Dumfries in the coming years.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is hosting a public hearing about a Fraley Boulevard widening project on October 18.
It will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Dumfries Elementary School, which is located at 3990 Cameron Street, according to a release.
During the public hearing, county residents will learn about and discuss the design of the project, which seeks to address traffic congestion and safety.
As part of the work, Fraley Boulevard will be widened to three lanes in both directions from Brady’s Hill Road to Route 234.
Main Street will become a two-way.
In addition, project officials are constructing a shared-use path for cyclists and pedestrians on Fraley Boulevard south.
They will also reconstruct and widen the Fraley Boulevard bridge, which runs over Quantico Creek.
The estimated $130 million project is receiving some support through federal and state dollars, as well as funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA).
Citizens can provide feedback at the meeting or mail comments to: Ms. Hong Ha, P.E., Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
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