In Design: Fairfax County Parkway Widening and Popes Head Road Interchange
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Note: A public information meeting was held January 7. For more information including meeting materials, click on the "Public Outreach" button above.
Popes Head Interchange
Plans to replace the traffic signal at Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) and Popes Head Road (Route 654) with an interchange, including access to the future Shirley Gate Road extension and Patriot Park, are being further developed and refined.
The preferred design option for the Popes Head Road interchange is Triple Roundabouts that will allow traffic to flow freely via two new bridges over Fairfax County Parkway.
Fairfax County Parkway Widening
Plans to widen about five miles of Fairfax County Parkway from four lanes to six between Route 29 (Lee Highway) and Route 123 (Ox Road) are being further developed and refined.
The widening will also include:
- Improving the Route 123 interchange and the Fairfax County Parkway/Burke Centre Parkway intersection.
- Providing a continuous shared-use path within the project limits by constructing the missing segment from Burke Centre Parkway to Route 123.
Within the project limits, Fairfax County Parkway averages up to 85,000 vehicles a day and Popes Head Road averages up to 4,000.
Preliminary Engineering: $14 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $32 million
Construction of Popes Head Interchange: $55 million
Construction of Widening: $94 million
Total: $195 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.
These projects aim to reduce congestion and improve safety and accessbility for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.
First Public Information Meeting - December 2017
Second Public Information Meeting (Series) - September and October 2018
Third Public Information Meeting - January 2019
Fourth Public Information Meeting - Fall 2019
Design Public Hearing - Winter 2019/20
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - To be determined as project delivery method is finalized
Begin Popes Head Interchange Construction - To be determined as project delivery method is finalized
Begin Widening Construction - To be determined as additional funding becomes available
Sitaram Kodali, P.E.
Location & Design
Christopher Barksdale, P.E.
Location & Design
Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Other relevant links:
Burke Centre Parkway Intersection "Option C" - April 2019
Preliminary Noise Analysis - October 2018
Second Public Information Meeting (Series) - September and October 2018 (Ad)
First Public Information Meeting - December 2017 (Ad)
Phase: In Design
State ID: 0286-029-259, P101
Federal ID: STP-5A01 (775)
Long/Lat: 38.820174, -77.349058