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Fairfax County Parkway Widening

Route 29 to Route 123

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
Phase 1 Construction: Late 2019 at earliest

Phase
In Design

Cost
$195 million

Lengths and Limits
Rt 29 to Rt 123

Locality
Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Sitaram Kodali, P.E.
Location & Design

Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Note: Public information meetings were held Sept. 25, Sept. 27 and Oct. 3.

Sept. 25 Meeting Materials | Sept. 27 Meeting Materials | Oct. 3 Meeting Materials

Displays: Noise | Project Corridor | Popes Head Interchange Options 1, 1A and 2 | Popes Head Interchange Options 2A and 2D, and Route 123 Interchange

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, improvements to the existing trail in the Fairfax County Parkway right of way and building a new shared-use path 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

Schedule and Cost

Schedule
First Public Information Meeting: December 2017
Follow-Up Public Information Meetings - Sept. 25 & 27, Oct. 3, 2018
Design Public Hearing: Late 2018/Early 2019
Design Approval: Mid 2019
Begin Phase 1 Construction: Late 2019 at the earliest, depending on project delivery method
Begin Phase 2 Construction: To be determined as additional funding becomes available 

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering: $14 million
Right of Way Acquisition/Utility Relocation: $32 million
Construction (Phase 1): $54.6 million
Construction (Phase 2): $94 million
Total: $194.6 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.

Resources

Public Information Meetings - Sept. 25 & 27, Oct. 3, 2018 (Ad)

Sept. 25 Meeting Materials | Sept. 27 Meeting Materials | Oct. 3 Meeting Materials

Displays: Noise | Project Corridor | Popes Head Interchange Options 1, 1A and 2 | Popes Head Interchange Options 2A and 2D, and Route 123 Interchange

Public Information Meeting - December 2017 (Ad)

Meeting Materials and Displays


Fairfax County Department of Transportation Concept Plans (June 2013)
Fairfax County Parkway & Franconia-Springfield Parkway Corridor Study

Project Numbers
State: 0286-029-259, P101    UPC: 107937    Federal: STP-5A01 (775)

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