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May 26, 2015

VDOT and Fairfax County celebrate major improvements, increased capacity


CHANTILLY―Today, Virginia Department of Transportation, state and local officials cut the ribbon on $62 million worth of improvements along two miles of Stringfellow Road in Fairfax, including widening the busy route to two lanes in each direction from Fair Lakes Boulevard to Route 50.

“This is a highly complex corridor for construction, with seven signalized intersections and several major utilities,” said Bill Cuttler, VDOT’s district construction engineer for northern Virginia. “We truly appreciate the local schools, parks, library and all of the residents and drivers along Stringfellow Road for their patience and willingness to adapt to temporary traffic patterns for the crews. Today’s product is a significant improvement for cyclists, pedestrians and all users accessing these amenities in the community.”

The two new lanes opened to traffic in December 2014, about six months ahead of schedule. In addition to the widening, project features include:

• A 5-foot-wide sidewalk on the west side of Stringfellow Road, and a 10-foot wide path on the east side
• Signal improvements at seven  intersections
• Wide curb lanes to accommodate bicyclists
• A new bridge over Rocky Run
• A new left-turn lane northbound to Route 50
• A modified southbound approach to Route 50 to improve traffic flow
• Drainage improvements and landscaping

This section of Stringfellow Road connects two major roads, Route 50 and Route 29, and had seen severe congestion in both directions during peak periods. Stringfellow Road carries about 23,000 vehicles per day, and is expected to increase to 33,000 by 2034.

The first phase of the project began in October 2010 to move major utilities. Construction began in Spring 2013 by Fort Myer Construction Corporation and is being completed ahead of schedule and on-budget. For more details, visit VDOT’s project page.

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