Under Construction: Jones Branch Connector in Fairfax County

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Note:  The eastbound Dulles Toll Road ramps to the southbound I-495 general purpose lanes and southbound 495 Express Lanes, the eastbound Dulles Airport Access Road ramp to the southbound I-495 general purpose lanes, and Scotts Crossing Road between Jones Branch Drive and Capital One Drive will be closed Monday night, Dec. 2 through Friday night, Dec. 6 from 10 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning.

The Scott's Run Metro Park & Ride Lot access to and from Scotts Crossing Road is now permanently right-in/right-out only. Drivers can now only enter the lot by turning right from westbound Scotts Crossing Road, and can only exit the lot by turning right onto westbound Scotts Crossing Road.

This project, in cooperation with Fairfax County, will provide an important new link to Route 123 over the Capital Beltway (I-495) for commuters and visitors to Tysons. The link will improve local traffic and access for drivers, as well as provide a vital option for area bicyclists and pedestrians.  

The half-mile project includes new roadway from the interchange of the I-495 Express Lanes and Jones Branch Drive to Scotts Crossing Road. Improvements will also be made along the access road from Jones Branch Drive to the Express Lanes, as well as along Scotts Crossing Road. Project features include:

  • Two travel lanes and on-street bike lanes in each direction
  • Three bridges over the I-495 Express and general-purpose lanes
  • 8- to 12-foot-wide lighted sidewalks, landscaping and other streetscape amenities
  • A wide, raised median to accommodate the future transit bus

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering: $6.1 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $2.8 million
Construction: $51.3 million
Total: $60.2 million

The project is being completed through a combination of federal, state and county funds. Fairfax County led design and development, while VDOT is administering construction.

Benefits 

By providing an alternate route across the Beltway and linking the Tysons East and Central areas, the Connector is expected to relieve traffic along Route 123, at the I-495 interchange, and at other congested intersections. The road is expected to carry more than 32,000 vehicles per day by 2040.

Major Milestones 

Begin Construction - February 2017
One Travel Lane in Each Direction Open to Traffic - December 2018
Eastbound Sidewalk Open to Pedestrians - Late 2019
Two Travel Lanes and One Bike Lane in Each Direction Open to Traffic - Late 2019
Final Completion - Early 2020

Resources

Contact Info:

Tim Diliscia, CCM
Construction

Dinesh Singh, P.E.
Construction

Chan Basnayake, P.E., PMP, CCM
Construction

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UPC: 103907

State ID: 8102-029-065, P101, R201, C501, B627, B628, B629, D610

Federal ID: STP-5A01 (483), STP-5A01 (696), STP-5A01 (717)

Lat/Long: 38.928851, -77.213953

Locality: Fairfax

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Page last modified: Dec. 2, 2019