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Frederick County – Route 277 (Fairfax Pike)

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Spring 2016

$33 million total estimated cost

Lengths and Limits
1.4580-mile Long From: 0.6 mile west of Route 641 To: 0.3 mile east of Route 719



Chris Colson, P.E.

Project Details

The purpose of this project is to widen Route 277 (Fairfax Pike) to provide additional traffic capacity, overall operational safety, and to improve the connectivity of the regional roadway system.  The proposed project is between the northbound ramps of Interstate 81 to 0.3 miles east of Warrior Drive.

The proposed Route 277 roadway section will provide four thru-lanes with a center median (combination of raised and striped) from the northbound I-81 ramps to Double Church Road, where the roadway will transition to the existing two lane section.  At Warrior Drive intersection improvements will provide additional turn lane capacity and enhanced pedestrian accommodations.   Sidewalk is proposed on the north side of Rte 277 from I-81 to Warrior Drive and a shared use path is planned for the south side between Stickley Drive and Double church Road.  

Aylor Road will be relocated to the east to align with the current Stickley Road intersection; the traffic signal at the Town Run Lane will be removed.  VDOT Lane will be relocated to the west to align with the existing Food Lion shopping center entrance, where a new traffic signal will be installed.

The project is currently funded at $33 million comprised of State and Federal sources. This estimated cost includes $2.9 million for preliminary engineering, $6.8 million for right of way and $23 million for construction.

Construction is scheduled for 2016.

What’s Next

Preliminary Engineering   Spring 2013
Right of Way  Fall 2014
Construction  Spring 2016

Media and Public Events

Citizen Information Meeting
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4-7 p.m.
Robert E. Aylor Middle School School
901 Aylor Road
Stephens City, VA 22655

Benefits of Project

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

During Construction

Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction.  Motorists should be alert for intermittent lane closures and flagging operations.

Traffic Alerts

Traffic alerts can also be found on the VDOT website under Travel Center, Travel advisories and lane closures. Click on the area of the state you are interested in, and view current travel advisories and lane closures. Click here to go to the Staunton District Travel Center page:  Staunton District


Real-time traffic information is available on the VDOT website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone.  Click here to go to 511:  Virginia 511 Web

Project Numbers

State  0277-034-103,P101, R201, C501
Federal  STP-034-8(032)
UPC  18003

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