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Ellen Kamilakis 703-259-2220
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April 18, 2017



Jones Branch Connector "Pardon Our Dust" Meeting is May 18
Learn more and meet the project team

Please note: This meeting was rescheduled from May 9.

TYSONS – The Virginia Department of Transportation invites local residents and drivers to a “pardon our dust” meeting Thursday, May 18, to learn more about work getting underway to provide a new link to Route 123 over the Capital Beltway, improving local traffic and access for drivers, as well as providing a vital option for area bicyclists and pedestrians.

Stop by for an open house between 7 and 9 p.m., (presentation starts at 7:30 p.m.) to get information about the project and construction schedule, and meet with the project team at the VDOT Project Office, 7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 210LL, Tysons, VA 22102.

The half-mile project includes new roadway from the interchange of the I-495 Express Lanes and Jones Branch Drive to Scotts Crossing Road. Improvements will also be made along the access road from Jones Branch Drive to the Express Lanes, as well as along Scotts Crossing Road. Project features include:

  • Two travel lanes and on-street bike lanes in each direction
  • Three bridges over the I-495 Express and general-purpose lanes
  • 8- to 12-foot-wide lighted sidewalks, landscaping and other streetscape amenities
  • A wide, raised median to accommodate future transit    

Some preliminary work began earlier this year. The project is scheduled to be partially open to traffic (with a connection from Route 123 to Jones Branch Drive) in late 2018, with final completion in late 2019.

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