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Jones Branch Connector

Constructing a new link from Jones Branch Drive to Route 123 in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
February 2017

Est Completion Date
Partially Open to Traffic: December 2018

Final Completion:
Fall 2019

Cost
$60.2 million

Lengths and Limits
Jones Branch Dr to
Rt 123

Contractor
Archer Western

Locality
Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Tim Diliscia, CCM
Construction

Dinesh Singh, P.E.
Construction

Chan Basnayake, P.E., PMP, CCM
Construction

About the Project

This project, in cooperation with Fairfax County, provides an important new link to Route 123 over the Capital Beltway (I-495) for commuters and visitors to Tysons. The link aims to 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 are also being 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

Fairfax County led design and development, while VDOT is administering construction.

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.

Schedule
Begin Construction: February 2017
One Lane in Each Direction Open to Traffic (Interim Milestone): December 2018
Final Completion: Fall 2019

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering: $6.1 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $2.8 million
Construction: $51.3 million
Total: $60.2 million

This project is being financed with federal, state and county funds.

Traffic Impacts

Drivers can expect lane closures between Jones Branch Drive and Route 123 late weekday mornings, early weekday afternoons, weeknights, Saturday nights and Sunday nights. Access to all businesses is being maintained during construction.

Pardon Our Dust Meeting

May 18, 2017 Pardon Our Dust meeting presentation from VDOT Northern Virginia

Resources

Aerial Overview of Project

Project Numbers
State: 8102-029-065, P101, R201, C501, B627, B628, B629, D610
UPC: 103907
Federal: STP-5A01 (483), STP-5A01 (696), STP-5A01 (717)

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