Fairfax County Parkway Widening
|Route 29 to Route 123|
Project at a Glance
Phase 1 Construction: Mid 2019
Phase 2 Construction: TBD
Est Completion Date
Phase 1: Summer 2022
Lengths and Limits
Rt 29 to Rt 123
Note: A public information meeting was held Dec. 7.
About the Project
This project aims to reduce congestion and improve safety by widening the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) from four to six lanes between Route 29 (Lee Highway) and Route 123 (Ox Road).
The project also includes building an interchange that will consolidate Popes Head Road and the future Shirley Gate Road extension.
In addition to the roadway widening, improvements will be made to the existing Fairfax County Parkway Trail. Where there is no trail currently, a new shared-use path will be constructed to make the trail continuous within the project limits.
The project will be implemented as part of a phased approach based on funding availability:
- Phase 1: Popes Head Road and Shirley Gate Road interchange
- Phase 2: Fairfax County Parkway Widening
Public Information Meeting: December 2017
Design Public Hearing: Mid 2018
Design Approval: Late 2018
Begin Phase 1 Construction: Mid 2019
End Phase 1 Construction: Summer 2022
Begin Phase 2 Construction: To Be Determined
Preliminary engineering: $14 million
Right of way acquisition and utility relocation: $32 million
Construction (Phase 1): $50.6 million
Construction (Phase 2): $94 million
Total: $191 million
Public Information Meeting (December 2017)
State: 0286-029-259, P101