Mulligan Road Project
This project consists of the construction of a new connector road (Mulligan Road) between Richmond Highway (U.S. Route 1) and Telegraph Road (VA Route 611) in the vicinity of Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia. The project is located in Fairfax County, approximately 6 miles south of the Capital Beltway (I-495), 3 miles east of I-95, and 6 miles west of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate and the Potomac River. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) eliminated public access to Beulah Street (VA Route 613) and Woodlawn Road (VA Route 618) within Fort Belvoir following the events of September 11, 2001. These roads linked U.S. Route 1, a north-south principal arterial, and Telegraph Road (VA Route 611), a north-south minor arterial. The two roads are otherwise connected about two miles to the south by the east-west cross-county Fairfax County Parkway (VA 7100), and about 7 miles north via South Kings Highway.
Fort Belvoir is a garrison of the U.S. Army, comprising approximately 7,682 acres with multiple missions to support the military. The Humphrey’s Engineer Center (HEC) is a 583 Acre U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) facility located contiguous to the northeast portion of Fort Belvoir. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is the lead federal agency for the proposed replacement project. FHWA proposes to provide a replacement facility to the closed Woodlawn Road, in conjunction with U.S. Department of the Army Defense Access Road (DAR) Program, U.S. Army Fort Belvoir Garrison, HEC, USACE Baltimore District, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT).
This ultimate project will include the construction of a four-lane divided roadway with a median on a new alignment, construction of new bridges and large culverts at stream crossings/wildlife passages, asphalt pavement removal and reconstruction through a portion of the project limits, construction of a new shared use path along Mulligan Road, utility relocations, right-of-way acquisition/federal lands transfers, traffic signal installation, and other miscellaneous work. The proposed project would be funded in part through the DAR Program, as well as other federal, state and local sources.
Design and Construction Phasing
- Project Phases (PDF)
- The opening of Mulligan Road to traffic is scheduled for August 18, 2014. Due to various issues that have arisen on the project, the project completion will not be until early 2015; however the road will be opened and the project completed under traffic control.
Preliminary Feasibility Study
Environmental Assessment and Section 4(f) Evaluation
- Full version: Environmental Assessment and Section 4(f) Evaluation July 2006 (PDF - 14mb)
- Break down:
- Environmental Assessment
- Executive Summary
- Table of Contents
- 4(f) Statements
Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
- FONSI Connector Road (PDF)
Memorandum of Agreements
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was completed in July, 2007 to establish the roles, responsibilities, funding, and procedures by which the Department of the Army (Army), U.S. Army, Fort Belvoir Garrison (FB) and Humphreys Engineer Center (HEC); the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT); the County of Fairfax, Virginia (County); and the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Virginia Division (FHWA-VA) and the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD), will jointly participate in the environmental planning, design, and construction of an alternative corridor to replace roads closed to public traffic - Beulah Street (State Route 613) and Woodlawn Road (State Route 618), Project A-AD 48(1), within Fort Belvoir, in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Preferred NEPA Alternative from the Environmental Assessment
Page last updated: January 29, 2015