Fort Lee, located approximately 30 miles south of Richmond, Virginia, will double in size in terms of personnel and buildings once the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure actions are completed. It is estimated that Fort Lee will have an average daily supported population of more than 46,000.
Once the 2005 BRAC initiatives are completed, Fort Lee will be the Army's central location for logistics training and doctrine. The new Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCOE) will consist of the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), the Quartermaster Center and School, the Ordnance Center and School, the Transportation Center and School, and the Army Logistics University.
In addition, the Defense Commissary Agency will be consolidated at Fort Lee, and the Defense Contract Management Agency Headquarters will move to Fort Lee. Currently, more than $1.5 billion in construction activity is taking place on Fort Lee to make way for personnel arrivals that began in the fall of 2009.
Fort Lee and the surrounding community identified transportation -moving the significantly increased number of people on and off the post- as its number one concern. A Fort Lee Expansion Traffic Study was undertaken in 2007, with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Tri-Cities Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The Tri-Cities MPO comprises several local governments, including the cities of Petersburg, Hopewell, and Colonial Heights and the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George. Fort Lee has a seat on the MPO as well. The study identified 17 projects around Fort Lee to provide better access to the post. The projects were prioritized with agreement from Fort Lee, the MPO, and VDOT.
The total cost of the 17 priority projects is currently estimated to be over $33 million. To date, over $22 million in funding from various sources has been committed to move this major transportation initiative forward, resulting in an approximate funding gap of $11 million.
To view the community’s 2009 Mission Growth Profile, click here.