Jones Branch Connector
|Constructing a new link from Jones Branch Drive to Route 123 in Fairfax County|
Est Completion Date
Partially Open to Traffic: December 2018
Lengths and Limits
Jones Branch Dr to
Note: The new bridge and road between the 495 Express Lanes and Route 123 will partially open to traffic Saturday, Dec. 15.
About the Project
This project, in cooperation with Fairfax County, will provide an important new link to Route 123 over the Capital Beltway (I-495) for commuters and visitors to Tysons. The link will improve local traffic and access for drivers, as well as provide a vital option for area bicyclists and pedestrians.
The half-mile project includes new roadway from the interchange of the I-495 Express Lanes and Jones Branch Drive to Scotts Crossing Road. Improvements will also be made along the access road from Jones Branch Drive to the Express Lanes, as well as along Scotts Crossing Road. Project features include:
- Two travel lanes and on-street bike lanes in each direction
- Three bridges over the I-495 Express and general-purpose lanes
- 8- to 12-foot-wide lighted sidewalks, landscaping and other streetscape amenities
- A wide, raised median to accommodate the future Tysons Circulator bus
By providing an alternate route across the Beltway and linking the Tysons East and Central areas, the Connector is expected to relieve traffic along Route 123, at the I-495 interchange, and at other congested intersections. The road is expected to carry more than 32,000 vehicles per day by 2040.
The project is being completed through a combination of federal, state and county funds. Fairfax County led design and development, while VDOT is administering construction.
Begin Construction: January 2017
One Lane in Each Direction Open to Traffic (Interim Milestone): December 2018
Final Completion: Fall 2019
Preliminary Engineering: $4.7 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $2.8 million
Construction: $50.3 million
Total: $57.8 million
Pardon Our Dust Meeting
Drivers can expect lane closures between Jones Branch Drive and Route 123 late weekday mornings, early weekday afternoons, weeknights, Saturday mornings and nights, and Sunday mornings and nights. Access to all businesses is being maintained during construction.
State: 8102-029-065, B627, B628, B629, C501
Federal: STP-5A01 (717)