Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Nov. 14, 2011
PREPARE FOR TRAFFIC SHIFT AND DETOUR AT FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY AND FAIR LAKES PARKWAY
New detour and lowered speed limit begin this weekend
FAIRFAX – A major traffic switch and four-month detour begins this weekend at the Fairfax County Parkway and Fair Lakes Parkway, where the Virginia Department of Transportation is building an interchange.
Weather, permitting, from 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, until 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, Fairfax County Parkway will be reduced to one lane between Interstate 66 and Route 50 while crews shift traffic onto newly constructed ramps.
Motorists heading to the Fairfax County Parkway from Fair Lakes Parkway or from Monument Drive will follow the posted detours.
As part of the new traffic pattern, the speed limit will be reduced on the Fairfax County Parkway between Route 50 and I-66 to 40 mph until December 2012.
For the next four months, motorists traveling east and westbound on Fair Lakes Parkway will be prohibited from turning left onto the Fairfax County Parkway and will be detoured through Fair Lakes Circle.
Traffic on the Fairfax County Parkway will be able to access Fair Lakes Parkway
Beginning Nov. 19, the through movement on Fair Lakes Parkway across the Fairfax County Parkway, which has been prohibited since July, will be restored.
In the event of bad weather, the work will take place Saturday night into Sunday morning, Nov. 19-20 and/or Sunday night into Monday morning, Nov. 20-21.
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