Roads / Bridges

Roads / Bridges

The Commonwealth of Virginia operates the nation’s third largest state-maintained highway system (57,867 miles), trailing only North Carolina (78,000 miles) and Texas (79,535).

Statewide Profile

State-maintained System: 57,867 miles

  • Interstate1,118 miles of four-to-ten lane highways that connect states and major cities.
  • Primary8,111 miles of two-to-six-lane roads that connect cities and towns with each other and with interstates.
  • Secondary48,661 miles of local connector or county roads. These generally are numbered 600 and above. Arlington and Henrico counties maintain their own county roads.
  • Frontage333 miles of frontage roads that run parallel to an expressway and allows local traffic to gain access to property.
  • Urban system10,561 miles (maintained by cities and towns with help of state funds)

Henrico County (1,279 miles) and Arlington County (359 miles) maintain their own roads with VDOT funds. There are 39 additional miles of toll roads maintained by others.

Northern Virginia Profile

Overview

Northern Virginia as portion of entire state:

  • Land area – 4% (1584 sq. miles)
  • Miles of Roadway – 8.5% (5,818).
  • Lane Miles of Roadway – 9.8% (12,292)
  • Daily Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) – 21% (46,335,508)
  • Registered Vehicles – 23.4% (1,763,736 as of 6/30/09) out of 7.5 million statewide
  • Population – 27.1% (2,114,348)
  • Employment – 29%
  • State Transit Ridership – 75% (125,365)

 

Northern Virginia Highway Network

Total – 5,818 centerline miles

Interstate – 94.14

  • Arlington – 11.22
  • Fairfax – 57.34
  • Loudoun – 0
  • Prince William – 25.58

Primary – 417.42

  • Arlington – 39.66
  • Fairfax – 154.88
  • Loudoun – 125.37
  • Prince William – 97.51

Secondary – 4,575.23

  • Fairfax – 2,619.45
  • Loudoun – 951.02
  • Prince William – 1,004.76
  • Urban – 690.43

Principal/Minor Arterial Roads – 139.38

  • Collector/Local Streets – 551.05
  • Urban by City – Principal/Minor/(Total)
  • Alexandria 55.13/155.82(210.95)
  • Fairfax 15.58/54.76(70.34)
  • Falls Church 7.24/24.64(31.88)
  • Herndon 7.52/44.37(51.89)
  • Leesburg 11.81/89.32(101.13)
  • Manassas 25.55/78.55(104.1)
  • Manassas Park 3.72/20.47(24.19)
  • Vienna 9.26/52.88(62.14)

Frontage – 40.68

Major NoVA Transportation Corridors

Most Congested NoVA Interstate Corridors

Locations

Morning

  • I-66 Eastbound HOV (8:00 – 9:00 am) from VA 243 (Nutley St) to I-495
  • I-95 Northbound (7:00 – 8:00 am) from VA 644 (Franconia Rd) to I-495
  • I-395 Northbound (7:30 to 8:30 am) from Franconia Rd to VA 7

Evening

  • I-395 Southbound (5:30 – 6:30 pm) from 4th St to US Route 1
  • I-495 Inner Loop (5:30 – 6:30 pm) from VA 193 (Georgetown Pike) to George Washington Pkwy
  • I-395 Northbound (4:30 – 5:30 pm) from US Route 1 to 12th St
  • I-66 EB (6:30 – 7:30 pm) from VA 267 to VA 693 (Westmoreland St)

Average Delay

Morning

  • I-66 Eastbound HOV (8:00 – 9:00 am) from VA 234 Bypass to I-495
    • Distance: 19.5 miles
    • Estimated travel time: 41 minutes
    • Average speed: 30 mph
    • Estimated delay: 21 minutes
  • I-95 Northbound (7:00 – 8:00 am) from Dale Blvd to Lorton Rd
    • Distance: 7 miles
    • Estimated travel time: 19.5 minutes
    • Average speed: 20 mph
    • Estimated delay: 12.5 minutes
  • I-395 Northbound (7:30 to 8:30 am) from Franconia Rd to VA 7
    • Distance: 7 miles
    • Estimated travel time: 18 minutes
    • Average speed: 25 mph
    • Estimated delay: 11 minutes

Evening

  • I-495 Inner Loop (5:30 – 6:30 pm) from VA 7 to I-270 Spur
    • Distance: 8 miles
    • Estimated travel time: 24 minutes
    • Average speed: 20 mph
    • Estimated delay: 16 minutes

Source: National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Skycomp Report May 20, 2009