In Design: Frontier Drive Extension in Fairfax County

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This project, in partnership with Fairfax County, will extend Frontier Drive (Route 2677) from Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route 289) to Loisdale Road (Route 789).

The project includes:

  • Building a four-lane divided roadway, which includes a combination of new construction and improvements to Springfield Center Drive, with a shared-use path on one side and a sidewalk on the other side.
  • Adding new ramps and reconstructing existing ramps at the Franconia-Springfield Parkway and Frontier Drive/Franconia-Springfield Metro station interchanges to improve access and eliminate weaving movements.
  • Further reconfiguring sections of the Metro station circulatory road and parking garage entrances (all existing access points will be maintained)

Within the project limits, Frontier Drive averages 33,000 vehicles a day and Franconia-Springfield Parkway averages up to 53,000.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering: $10 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $25 million
Construction: $105 million
Total: $140 million

These project costs are subject to change as the project design is further developed. The project is partially funded for the preliminary engineering and right of way phases by the county and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.


The project aims to relieve congestion, improve safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, and enhance access to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station, Springfield Mall and Town Center area, and the General Services Administration (GSA) warehouse and other properties on Springfield Center Drive.

Major Milestones 

Public Information Meeting - December 2017
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - Late 2022
Begin Construction - To be determined as additional funding becomes available


Contact Info:

Zamir Mirza
Location & Design

Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Other relevant links:

Preliminary Noise Report - April 2018

Previous Meetings >>

Major funding source: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

Phase: In Design

UPC: 106742

State ID: 2677-029-204, P101, R201, C501

Federal ID: STP/F-5B01 (030)

Lat/Long: 38.766313, -77.172249

Locality: Fairfax

Page last modified: March 3, 2021