Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Nov. 9, 2012
NEW OVERPASS ON ROUTE 286 AT FAIR LAKES OPENS NOV. 15
Eliminates signals from Popes Head Road to Route 50
Fairfax County Parkway looking toward Fair Lakes Parkway and Monument Drive.
FAIRFAX ─ In time for the morning rush on Thursday, Nov. 15, the Virginia Department of Transportation will shift traffic onto the new Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) bridges over Fair Lakes Parkway and Monument Drive. The new bridge spans from south of Fair Lakes Parkway to north of Monument Drive.
With the new overpass, motorists won’t encounter a traffic signal for the five-mile stretch between Popes Head Road and Route 50.
During the overnight traffic switch on Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Fairfax County Parkway will be reduced to one lane in each direction; Fair Lakes Parkway traffic will be detoured onto Fair Lakes Circle; and the ramp from westbound I-66 to northbound Fairfax County Parkway will be closed and traffic will follow a detour.
The $69 million interchange project will be completed next spring. More details on the project are available at VDOT's project page.
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