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Department of Defense Selects Transportation Projects to Improve Medical Access at Bases

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment selects transportation projects at Fort Belvoir, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and Joint Base San Antonio in funding competition to improve access to military medical facilities:

  • Congress included $300 million in the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011 for such projects.
  • States and communities around affected military installations submitted proposals in response to the Department’s July 21, 2011 Federal Register Notice invitation to compete for funding.
  • Eight proposals were selected by a panel that included health care and transportation experts from the Department of Defense and the Department of Transportation.

The funds will be distributed by the Office of Economic Adjustment once the following applicants provide complete applications, including comprehensive plans and environmental information pertaining to the selected projects:

  • Installation: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, MD
    • Applicant: Montgomery County, Maryland
      • Project Title: Maryland 355 Multimodal Crossing
        Funding Request: $40 million
    • Applicant: State of Maryland
      • Project Title: Maryland 185 & Jones Bridge Road/Kensington Parkway
        Funding Request: $18.3 million
      • Project Title: Maryland 355 & West Cedar Lane/Cedar Lane
        Funding Request: $19 million
      • Project Title: Maryland 355 & Jones Bridge Road/Center Drive
        Funding Request: $4.3 million
      • Project Title: Maryland 187 & West Cedar/Oakmont Avenue
        Funding Request: $7.3 million
  • Installation: Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA
    • Applicant: City of Lakewood, Washington
      • Project Title: Madigan Army Medical Center Access Improvement
        Funding Request: $5.7 million
  • Installation: Fort Belvoir, VA
    • Applicants: Fairfax County, Virginia / Commonwealth of Virginia
      • Project Title: RT 1 Widening from Telegraph Road to Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
        Funding Request: $180 million
  • Installation: Joint Base San Antonio, TX
    • Applicant: City of San Antonio, Texas
      • Project Title: I 35-LOOP 410 Connector
        Funding Request: $25 million

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