Under Construction: Frederick County – Route 277 (Fairfax Pike)

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The purpose of this project is to widen Route 277 (Fairfax Pike) to provide additional traffic capacity.

Construction activities will extend just east of the Interstate 81 northbound ramps at exit 307 to Double Church Road (Route 641).

Fairfax Pike will be widened to four lanes with a median from east of the I-81 northbound ramps to east of Double Church Road where Fairfax Pike transitions to two lanes at the project.

Portions of the Fairfax Pike median will be raised and other portions of the median will be striped to provide turn lanes.

The project will provide various intersection improvements.

  • On the west side of the project congestion and traffic flow will be improved on Fairfax Pike at the I-81 northbound on and off ramp intersection.
  • On the north side of Fairfax Pike, Route 647 (Aylor Road) will be relocated to the east to align with Route 1085 (Stickley Drive). This moves Aylor Road away from the I-81 northbound off ramp intersection with Fairfax Pike.
  • On the south side of Fairfax Pike next to the I-81 northbound off ramp, the traffic signal at Route 1012 (Town Run Lane) and Fairfax Pike will be removed. This helps free traffic flow at the I-81 northbound off ramp intersection with Fairfax Pike. 
  • The new Stickley Drive intersection with Aylor Road will have right and left turn lanes on to Fairfax Pike.  Access controls will be provided on both Stickley Drive and Aylor Road.
  • On the north side of Fairfax Pike, VDOT Lane will be moved west to align with the shopping center entrance located on the south side of Fairfax Pike.

The project will also provide pedestrian access on the north and south sides of Fairfax Pike.

  • A five-foot-wide sidewalk will be constructed on the north side of Fairfax Pike between the Interstate 81 northbound entrance ramp and Double Church Road.
  • A ten-foot-wide shared use path will be constructed on the south side of Fairfax Pike between Stickley Drive and Double Church Road.

Additional project work includes construction of a storm water management basin and some utility relocation.

This project was selected for funding under the SMART SCALE process for prioritizing transportation projects. Click here for more information on the prioritization process as outlined by the Virginia General Assembly.

Benefits 

The project will provide additional traffic capacity, overall operational safety, and improve the connectivity of the regional roadway system

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Contact Info:

Robert Good, P.E.
(540) 743-1420

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UPC: 18003

State ID: 0277-034-103,P101, R201, C501

Federal ID: STP-034-8(032)

Lat/Long: 39.079722, -78.195278

Locality: Frederick

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Project Plans - Route 277 intersections with I-81, Town Run Lane and Stickley Drive/relocated Aylor Road
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Project Plans - Route 277 intersections with Ridgefield Avenue, Highlander Road and relocated VDOT Lane
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Project Plans - Route 277 intersection with Double Church Road

Page last modified: June 30, 2020