Since taking office in 2008, Supervisor Principi has made Better Transportation a cornerstone of his vision for a New Woodbridge, taking a regional, multi-modal approach to reducing time spent in traffic. This means working with leaders from other jurisdictions across Metro Washington, DC and incorporating infrastructure improvements for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, while also exploring all mass transit options. Additionally, a focus on Smart Development aims to centralize where people work, live and play.
During his tenure, more than $1 billion in investments have been secured for the revitalization of New Woodbridge, including the Route 1 Widening Project and a 50-mile Pedestrian & Bicycle Network. When complete, these 7-miles of roadway will offer safer, more efficient transportation along with greater aesthetic appeal with:
- Six lanes, separated by landscaped medians
- Sidewalks and mixed-use trails (for cyclists and pedestrians)
- Crosswalks with countdown timers at every intersection
- Utilities placed underground
Learn more about the variety of transportation solutions underway or under consideration, including mass transit solutions such as proposals for a Fast Ferry commuter service. Additionally, the Department of Rail and Public Transit (DRPT) has conducted a Route 1 Multi-modal Alternatives Analysis to consider multi-modal options for Route 1 between I-495 in Fairfax to Route 123 in Woodbridge. Read more about the study here.