In Design: Frontier Drive Extension and Braided Ramps in Fairfax County

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July 12 Joint Virtual Location & Design Public Hearing and NEPA Public Hearing Info

Please note: A joint virtual location & design public hearing and NEPA public hearing will be held Tuesday, July 12 (in case an alternate date is needed, the meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 19) at 7 p.m., read more in the ad.

View the draft Environmental Assessment Executive Summary in English, Korean and Spanish.

View the draft Environmental Assessment and Natural Resource Technical Report, Environmental Site Assessment - Phase II (February 2022), Air Quality Technical Report, Environmental Site Assessment - Phase I (December 2021), Supplemental Cultural Resources Survey, Cultural Resources Survey, Noise Analysis Technical Report, Environmental Site Assessment - Phase II (December 2017) and Environmental Site Assessment - Phase I (February 2017)

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 based on 2019 data.

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.

Benefits 

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
Joint Virtual Location & Design Public Hearing and NEPA Public Hearing - July 12, 2022
Joint Virtual Location & Design Public Hearing and NEPA Public Hearing Comment Deadlne - July 29, 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

Resources

Contact Info:

Zamir Mirza
Location & Design
703-259-1794

Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering
703-259-2239

Other relevant links:

Joint Virtual Location & Design Public Hearing and NEPA Public Hearing AdMeeting Details, English Draft Environmental Assessment Executive Summary, Korean Draft Environmental Assessment Executive Summary, Spanish Draft Environmental Assessment Executive SummaryDraft Environmental AssessmentNatural Resource Technical ReportEnvironmental Site Assessment - Phase II (February 2022)Air Quality Technical ReportEnvironmental Site Assessment - Phase I (December 2021)Supplemental Cultural Resources SurveyCultural Resources SurveyNoise Analysis Technical ReportEnvironmental Site Assessment - Phase II (December 2017) and Environmental Site Assessment - Phase I (February 2017)  -
July 12, 2022

Draft Environmental Assessment - May 2022

Natural Resource Technical Report - April 2022

Environmental Site Assessment - Phase II - February 2022

Air Quality Technical Report - December 2021

Environmental Site Assessment - Phase I - December 2021

Supplemental Cultural Resources Survey -
October 2021

Virtual Public Information Meeting 
VideoPresentationComment SheetNews ReleaseAd and Meeting Webpage - May 2021

Cultural Resources Survey - September 2018

Noise Analysis Technical Report - April 2018

Environmental Site Assessment - Phase II - December 2017

Environmental Site Assessment - Phase I - February 2017

Right of Way and Utilities Webpage

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: June 25, 2022