Fairfax County Parkway and Rolling Road
|Improvements to the Fairfax County Parkway/Rolling Road Interchange|
Project at a Glance
Note: The project was completed in August 2016.
About the Project
This project upgraded the loop ramp from Fairfax County Parkway onto Fairfax County Parkway/Franconia-Springfield Parkway. The inner loop ramp, taking traffic from Rolling Road to Fairfax County Parkway, was widened, creating a dual-lane ramp.
Other improvements at the intersection included bridge rehabilitation; providing retaining walls between Hunter Village Drive and the off-ramp from Franconia-Springfield Parkway to Rolling Road and between the loop ramp and the off-ramp from Franconia-Springfield Parkway; new shoulders along the loop ramp, off-ramp, Fairfax County Parkway, and Franconia-Springfield Parkway.
- Median work along Fairfax County Parkway and Rolling Road.
- Upgrading the existing traffic signals along Fairfax County Parkway, one at Rolling Road/Bentley Village Drive/Ramp from westbound Franconia-Springfield Parkway and the second at Rolling Road/Ramp from eastbound Franconia-Springfield Parkway.
- Shared use path improvements along Rolling Road and Hunter Village Drive.
Traffic demand on this interchange is expected to increase over the next 20 years due to the extension of the Fairfax County Parkway, regional population and employment growth, and the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) efforts to the Fort Belvoir North Area, located west of I-95 and east of the Fairfax County Parkway. The previous ramp could not adequately handle the forecasted volumes. The project addressed specific traffic deficiencies at the interchange, namely the relatively low capacity of the one-lane loop ramp, to accommodate the increases.
An environment assessment was prepared and approved by the Federal Highway Administration for this project, and includes a full listing of considered impacts and additional findings from the environmental evaluation.