Route 50 is being reconstructed and widened from four to six lanes between Route 28 in Fairfax to Poland Road in Loudoun (about 3.7 miles). In addition, VDOT is also:
West of Route 28, Route 50 narrows from six lanes to four and increased development and congestion in Loudoun County in recent years means traffic backups during much of the day. This project aims to relieve that congestion, provide pedestrian and cyclist accommodations and improve safety along the corridor.
From The Roanoke Times
On June 17, the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposal to score new transportation projects based on six categories: safety, congestion, accessibility, economic development, environmental quality and land use. This allows project funding decisions to escape some of the influences of politics and be made based on benefits to Virginia.