IF you're buying sometime in the FY 2010 to 2020, learning the details on transportation planning slated for Northern Virginia, probably won't hurt. Just to make sure that the property you're buying is not going to ended up in some sort of eminent domain.
According to the 2020 transportation plan map, here are the eight major corridors:
- Dulles/VA-7 corridor
- Tri-County/ Loudoun County Parkway & VA 234/VA 659 corridor
- VA 28 corridor
- Prince William County Parkway (VA-3000) corridor
- Fairfax County Parkway (VA 7100) corridor
- I-66/US-29/US-50 corridor
- I-495 beltway corridor
- I-95/-395/ US 1 corridor
In addition to these corridors there are selected improvements and other improvements that include outside the corridors above. Mostly the plan involved some sorts of roads/ highways infrastructure - bypass, interchanges- whether new or widening existing roads. I'm not a big fan of more roads, I think other transportation mechanism is preferable, like light rail, small feeder buses that can connect some neighborhoods to the nearest metro stations, bike trails, pedestrian trails - anything that will help reduce road congestion. And get more people to use the mass transit.NOVA 2020 Trans Plan Map
- For VA 28 corridor (Fairfax, Manassas), there's a transit plan slated for light rail from Manassas to Dulles Airport with a capital cost of $790 million. More likely for 2020 FY.
- FY 2010 selected improvements metrorail extension from Dulles corridor to VA 772 in Loudoun and metrorail extension from Vienna to Centreville. (the Centreville plan I haven't heard about it).
- 2020 improvements include metrorail from Dunn Loring to Tysons Corner to Maryland.
- Light rail in US 1 corridor from Alexandria to the Pentagon.
- 2010 FY and 2020 bicycle and pedestrian improvements.
2010 major improvements include Columbia Pike to Pentagon Trail, Springfield to Tysons Corner Bikeway
2020 major improvements include Light rail VA 7 -Tysons Corner to Baileys Crossroads; Columbia Pike corridor -Baileys Crossroads to Pentagon, VA-7 (4 to 6 lanes) Seven Corners to Baileys Crossroads.
Correction: Headline should read not "Virginia" but Northern Virginia.