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Route 29 Widening

Union Mill Road to Buckleys Gate Drive in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
Construction: 2021

Phase
In Design

Cost
$67 million

Lengths and Limits
Union Mill Rd to
Buckleys Gate Dr (1.5 mi)

Locality
Fairfax

Contact
Hong "Jenny" Ha, P.E.
Location & Design

Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Note: A public information meeting was held Oct. 10.

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About the Project

This project will reconstruct and widen 1.5 miles of Route 29 (Lee Highway) from four to six lanes between Union Mill Road and Buckleys Gate Drive. It will relieve a major bottleneck during AM and PM peak hours, with lengthy backups occurring in particular at the signal for Stringfellow/Clifton roads (Route 645).

The project will also correct vertical alignment to improve sight distance, add/improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities on both sides of Route 29 and provide connectivity to pedestrian/bicycle trails at the Fairfax County Parkway/West Ox Road interchange. Multiple public outreach efforts are planned.

Route 29 between Union Mill Road and Buckleys Gate Drive averages 33,000 vehicles a day.

Schedule
Public Information Meeting: October 2018
Design Public Hearing: Winter 2018/19
Begin Right of Way Acquisition: Summer/Fall 2019
Begin Construction: 2021

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering: $5.7 million
Right of Way Acquisition/Utility Relocation: $21.5 million
Construction: $39.8 million
Total: $67 million

This project is being financed with Smart Scale funding and the I-66 concession fee.

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Public Information Meeting - October 2018 (Ad)

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Project Numbers
State: 0029-029-350, P101, R201, C501, D612, D613
UPC: 110329
Federal: NHPP-5A01 (917)

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