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Joan Morris 703-259-1799
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Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
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March 28, 2013



STRINGFELLOW ROAD WIDENING BEGINS
Join VDOT for a “pardon our dust” meeting at 7 p.m. April 3

Stringfellow Road in Chantilly

Stringfellow Road in Chantilly.

FAIRFAX─ Road construction is officially underway on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s $63 million project to widen traffic-choked Stringfellow Road to four lanes between Fair Lakes Boulevard and Route 50. The two-mile project will be complete in July 2015.

The first phase of the project began in October 2010 and focused on moving major utilities. VDOT will complete all utility relocations this spring.

Stringfellow Road will be widened from two lanes to four lanes, separated by a 16-foot concrete median. The project also includes:  

  • a five- to six-foot-wide sidewalk on the west side of Stringfellow Road and a 10-foot wide path on the east side
  • wide curb lanes to accommodate bicyclists
  • a new bridge over Rocky Run
  • drainage improvements
  • andscaping
  • adding a left-turn lane northbound to Route 50, and
  • modifying the southbound approach to Route 50 to improve traffic flow.

Pardon Our Dust Meeting

Residents are invited to meet the project team and learn about the construction schedule and traffic impacts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in the library of Chantilly High School at 4201 Stringfellow Road.

Traffic Impacts

During construction motorists can expect one of two lanes to be closed overnight as follows:

  • 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday nights
  • 10 p.m. to 9 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays
  • 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday nights

Motorists can also expect occasional daytime lane closures.

During the first year of construction, crews will build a northbound detour road parallel to Stringfellow Road between Melville Lane and Point Pleasant Drive. Crews will also construct the first section of a new bridge over Big Rocky Run, and build the ultimate southbound lanes of Stringfellow Road.

Stringfellow Road carries about 23,000 vehicles per day, and is expected to increase to 33,000 in 2034. Visit the VDOT project page for more information and updates as construction progresses.



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