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Traffic backups build around Fort Belvoir

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FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) - After the Pentagon base closure plan went into effect, some people were concerned that workers whose jobs moved to Fort Belvoir would cause traffic tie-ups on Interstate 95 and elsewhere. It looks like they were right.

WTOP.com reports that state officials are seeing congestion on I-95 south and Fairfax County Parkway from workers trying to get to the base.

More than 20,000 defense related workers have moved both to the main base and several satellite facilities about 20 miles southwest of Washington.

Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton says among the options being considered are new bus routes along Route 1 from Alexandria to Stafford.

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