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 was held July 12. Couldn't make it? No problem, watch the video below or view the presentation in Korean or Spanish and submit comments through Friday, Aug. 5.

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 and Metro, will extend Frontier Drive (Route 2677) from its southern terminus at Franconia-Springfield Parkway (Route 289) to Loisdale Road (Route 789). The project will involve changes in limited access control.

The project includes:

  • A four-lane divided roadway (combination of new construction and improvements to existing Springfield Center Drive) with a shared-use path on both sides. 
  • 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 about 53,000 based on 2019 data.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering: $12.6 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $42.1 million
Construction: $167 million
Total: $221.7 million

These project costs are subject to change as the project is further developed. The project is partially funded for the preliminary engineering and right of way phases and is financed with federal, state, Fairfax County and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding. Additional 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 - Aug. 5, 2022
Limited Access Control Changes Approval - Fall 2022
Design ApprovalWinter 2022/23
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

Minwoo Ha, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering
703-965-0318

Other relevant links:

Joint Virtual Location & Design Public Hearing and NEPA Public Hearing Video, English Presentation, Korean Presentation, Spanish PresentationComment Sheet, News ReleaseAdMeeting 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: Sept. 13, 2022