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Fairfax County Parkway and Terminal Road

Intersection/safety improvements in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
April 2017

Est Completion Date
Late fall 2017

$2.3 million

Lengths and Limits
Just north of Terminal Rd to just north of Backlick Rd

Sagres Construction


Northern Virginia

Yusaf Masud, P.E.
Charles Harvey, P.E.

About the Project

This project is making safety improvements at the intersection of the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) and Terminal Road, as well as adding a third southbound lane with merge area on Fairfax County Parkway from Terminal Road to the next traffic signal at Backlick Road.

Improvements to the Fairfax County Parkway/Terminal Road intersection include:

  • Converting the existing southbound Fairfax County Parkway right-turn lane to a right-turn/through lane 
  • Adding a second left-turn lane on northbound Fairfax County Parkway
  • Widening the crossover
  • Reconstructing the traffic signal

Estimated Costs
Preliminary engineering: $558,000
Construction: $1.7 million
Total: $2.3 million

Traffic Impacts

Drivers can expect intermittent weekday single-lane closures and flagging operations during off-peak hours on Fairfax County Parkway and Terminal Road. Off-peak hours are as follows:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. - noon

In addition, there will be occasional nighttime multiple-lane closures on Fairfax County Parkway and Terminal Road. This will include full closures of up to 15 minutes each. Nighttime hours are as follows:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
  • Friday: 10 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Saturday: 10 p.m. - 8 a.m.


Notice of Willingness (June 2016)
Programmatic Categorical Exclusion 

Project Numbers
UPC: 105501
State: 0286-029-163, P101, RW201, C501
Federal: HSIP-5A01 (666)

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