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: Mid 2022
Lengths and Limits
Rt 29 to Rt 123
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
Estimated Schedule and Cost
Public Information Meeting: December 2017
Design Public Hearing: Late 2018 / Early 2019
Design Approval: Late 2018
Begin Phase 1 Construction: Mid 2019
End Phase 1 Construction: Mid 2022
Begin Phase 2 Construction: To Be Determined
Preliminary Engineering: $14 million
Right of Way Acquisition/Utility Relocation: $32 million
Construction (Phase 1): $50.6 million
Construction (Phase 2): $94 million
Total: $191 million
*These project costs are estimates and subject to change as the project design is further developed.This project is being financed with federal, state and local funds, including Smart Scale and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding.
Public Information Meeting - Dec. 7, 2017 (Ad)
State: 0286-029-259, P101 UPC: 107937