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On July 10, 2010, Delegate Scott Surovell wrote to Senators Webb & Warner urging them to support
H.R. 4899 currently pending in the U.S. Senate. H.R. 4899 is supplemental appropriations legislation
containing $300 million in appropriations for Base Realignment and Relocation Commission (BRAC)
improvements in the Washington, DC metropolitan area including $150 million for transportation
improvements to U.S. 1 corridor through Ft. Belvoir and the I-95/Newington Interchange.

Delegate Surovell, who has long called for improvements to the areas transportation infrastructure,
welcomed the proposed $150 million when it was first announced by Congressmen Jim Moran and Chris
van Hollen. “The improvements are critical for the success of the BRAC changes,” said Surovell. “We
have a responsibility to prepare for the additional jobs and traffic brought by BRAC.”

Regarding the current state of U.S. 1, Surovell noted that the corridor has long been neglected. “There
has not been a single new lane added to U.S. 1 between Telegraph Road and Huntington Avenue since
the year I was born - 1971.” U.S. 1 runs for just under seven miles through the 44th District, from
Huntington Avenue to Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. While it is the primary artery for the Mount
Vernon area, residents frequently deal with extreme congestion and terrible traffic conditions.

Surovell took the lead on improving U.S. 1 during the 2010 legislative session, introducing legislation to
study the creation of a U.S. 1 transportation funding district and was instrumental in creating a
bipartisan coalition to apply a historical designation to the whole of U.S. 1 through Virginia. “Increasing
tourism along the U.S. 1 corridor is one of many steps we can take to attract business and investment.”

In calling for Warner and Webb’s support Surovell hoped to bring additional attention to the traffic
situation along U.S. 1. “Without transportation improvements to the corridor, we can’t expect attract
new businesses and additional jobs to the area. Look at any number of other areas of the Washington
Metro region - the money and redevelopment follow transportation investments.”