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 its southern terminus at Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route 289) to Loisdale Road (Route 789).

Preliminary design plans include:

  • A four-lane divided roadway (combination of new construction and improvements to existing Springfield Center Drive) with a shared-use path on one side and sidewalk on the other
  • New braided ramps at the Frontier Drive/Franconia-Springfield Parkway interchange
  • A new intersection at Metro Access Road with Frontier Drive
  • Reconfigured sections of the Franconia-Springfield Metro station circulatory road and access to 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: $12.6 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $38.5 million
Construction: $129.1 million
Total: $180.2 million

These project costs are subject to change as the project design is further developed. The preliminary engineering phase is currently funded by Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authorityadditional funding opportunities will be pursued as they become available.


The project aims to relieve congestion and improve access to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station, the Springfield Mall and Town Center area, the General Services Administration (GSA) complex, the Northern Virginia Community College Medical Education Campus and the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) building on Springfield Center Drive.

Major Milestones 

Public Information Meeting - December 2017
Virtual Public Information Meeting - May 2021
Design Public Hearing - Summer 2022
Design Approval - Fall 2022
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - To be determined as additional funding becomes available
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: Nov. 30, 2021