Richmond, VA - Tim Kaine today issued the following statement after the Department of Defense announced it has released $180 million to expand Route 1 to accommodate the growth at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County.
“Infrastructure investments are one of the proven strategies we should immediately employ to strengthen our national economy. These targeted investments put people to work right away and deliver an economic asset that serves a region for decades to come. I’m very happy to see the Department of Defense follow through on the $180 million in infrastructure improvements they promised to Route 1 near Fort Belvoir. As Fort Belvoir grows, adequate road infrastructure will be critical to maintaining economic activity and a good quality of life in the area. I commend our congressional delegation for their good work in securing this important financing and pledge to be a voice for infrastructure investment in the U.S. Senate."