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Fairfax County Parkway Widening

Route 29 to Route 123

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Phase 1 Construction: Mid 2019

Phase 2 Construction: TBD

Est Completion Date
Phase 1: Summer 2022

Phase
Preliminary Design

Cost
$191 million

Lengths and Limits
Rt 29 to Rt 123

Locality
Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Angel Tao, P.E.
Location & Design
703-259-2377
Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering
703-259-2239

Note: A public information meeting was held Dec. 7.

About the Project

This project aims to reduce congestion and improve safety by widening the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) from four to six lanes between Route 29 (Lee Highway) and Route 123 (Ox Road).

The project also includes building an interchange that will consolidate Popes Head Road and the future Shirley Gate Road extension.

In addition to the roadway widening, improvements will be made to the existing Fairfax County Parkway Trail. Where there is no trail currently, a new shared-use path will be constructed to make the trail continuous within the project limits.

The project will be implemented as part of a phased approach based on funding availability:

  • Phase 1: Popes Head Road and Shirley Gate Road interchange
  • Phase 2: Fairfax County Parkway Widening

The project is being financed with federal, state and local funds, including Smart Scale and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding.

Schedule
Public Information Meeting: Dec. 7, 2017
Public Information Meeting Comment Period End: Dec. 17, 2017
Public Hearing: Mid 2018
Design Approval: Late 2018
Begin Phase 1 Construction: Mid 2019
End Phase 1 Construction: Summer 2022
Begin Phase 2 Construction: To Be Determined

Estimated Costs
Preliminary engineering: $14 million
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: $32 million
Construction (Phase 1): $50.6 million
Construction (Phase 2): $94 million
Total: $191 million

Resources

Public Information Meeting (December 2017)

Fairfax County Department of Transportation Concept Plans (June 2013)
Fairfax County Parkway & Franconia-Springfield Parkway Corridor Study

Project Numbers
State: 0286-029-259, P101
UPC: 107937

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