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Outside of rebuilding Interstate 495 through Virginia, what of significance has taken place? I-95 has been a huge pain for travelers for many, many years, and yet little has been done to alleviate this highway disaster. Adding and extending HOV lanes farther south will be a help, but it's a drop in the bucket for what is really needed.
Why isn't U.S. 1 at least three lanes in each direction between Alexandria and Fredericksburg? Why hasn't another freeway/toll road been constructed west of I-95 to take traffic off I-95? Where's the planning, short- and long-term? And who designed the I-95/State Route 3 mess by Spotsylvania Towne Centre and Central Park? Why isn't there a bridge over the Rappahannock River west of I-95? Why are there virtually no sidewalks in Stafford County? Why aren't there berms on county roads to allow bicyclists to ride in safety?
I lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area from 1998-2003. What I witnessed in the way of street and highway construction, planning, and the acquiring of road/highway rights of way would and should embarrass the living daylights out of Virginia. There was a can-do attitude in Texas that is missing in Virginia.