Local lawmakers are finally getting what they asked for: the Department of Defense will put in $270 million for road projects to reduce traffic resulting from BRAC near Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda and Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County.
Virginia's senators are joining two of the state's Northern Virginia congressmen in appealing to the Department of Defense to address traffic issues associated with the DOD's new office at the Mark Center in Alexandria.
The lengthy traffic jams expected along the Interstate-395 corridor once the Department of Defense Mark Center building opened in Alexandria haven't materialized since employees started moving in earlier this month.
As Northern Virginia braces for the commuting challenges expected from the transfer of thousands of jobs to Fort Belvoir, officials in Fairfax County are hoping a new bus route will ease some of the load.
The agency doesn't have the money to pay for it yet, but the Maryland State Highway Administration is starting projects that will upgrade intersections around the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.
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