Here are the Fairfax County projects included in the Transportation and Interior Department spending bills approved by Congress last week, according to news releases from U.S. Reps. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.), Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) and James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.):
* $7.1 million for the design and construction of an additional two lanes to the proposed extension of Woodlawn Road through Fort Belvoir. The Army Corps of Engineers is working to build the extension to help reduce traffic congestion, but has committed to building only a two-lane road. Security concerns after Sept. 11, 2001, caused the closure of Woodlawn Road and Beulah Street through the post, leading to a need for a new thoroughfare. The funds will pay for the construction of a four-lane extension connecting Route 1 with Telegraph Road.
* $3.2 million for the Richmond Highway (Route 1) Corridor Transit Improvement Project. The project is designed to improve bus operations, pedestrian safety and intermodal facilities on Richmond Highway. This specific funding request will go toward improving the section of Richmond Highway between Huntington and Fort Belvoir. The lawmakers also added authorizations in the bill for a future rapid transit project along Route 1.
* Moran, Davis and Wolf said they were successful in obtaining language in the transportation bill authorizing final design and construction for phase one, and analysis and preliminary engineering for phase two, of the plan to extend Metrorail to Dulles.
* $1.67 million for the city of Falls Church Intermodal Transportation Station, which would be located in the downtown commercial district. The facility would link multiple modes of transportation, including Metrobus, the George bus system, commuter parking, taxicabs and shuttles, to both National and Dulles airports. Plans for the Intermodal Transportation Station include 400 parking spaces, bike lockers, bathrooms, water fountains, changing facilities, a kiosk for the sale of Metro, bus, and airport transfer tickets, covered areas to protect passengers in inclement weather, kiss-and-ride passenger drop-off facilities, parking for ridesharing and a small cafe.
* $27.6 million to widen Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway.
* $12.8 million to widen Interstate 95 between Route 123 and the Fairfax County Parkway.
* $2 million for the George Mason University Transportation Center.
* Expanded Metrocheck transit benefits to all federal employees in the Washington area, valued at $105 a month.
* $800,000 to pay for Northern Virginia projects that are part of the 450-mile Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. In Fairfax, the project is building four miles of trail through Laurel Hill and constructing and upgrading three miles of trail between Mount Vernon and Route 1.
* $3 million to replace the main gate and three temporary trailers at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. The trailers were built more than 30 years ago and serve as office/operations space by Park Police and ticket services.
* $250,000 to improve and extend the George Washington Memorial Parkway recreation trail, which Moran said in a news release has the highest use of any trail within the National Park system. The trail needs repairs and new signs.