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Route 29 Northbound Spot Widening

Adding a third northbound lane in the area of Pickwick Road in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
May 2018

Est Completion Date
October 2018

$1.3 million

Lengths and Limits
Just south of Pickwick Rd to quarter-mile north of Pickwick Rd

Arthur Construction


Chan Basnayake, P.E., PMP, CCM

Note: This project was completed in October 2018.

About the Project

This project added a third lane to northbound Route 29 from just before Pickwick Road to about a quarter-mile beyond the traffic signal.

The additional lane creates added capacity and makes northbound Route 29 three lanes the entire way between I-66 in Centreville and Union Mill Road. The entire section of southbound Route 29 between Union Mill Road and I-66 in Centreville is already three lanes.

The project also included:

  • Paving and restriping
  • Traffic signal adjustments
  • Grading and drainage

Northbound Route 29 averages about 33,000 vehicles a day.

Begin Preliminary Engineering - July 2017
Design Public Hearing - September 2017
Advertise for Construction - February 2018
Construction Contract Awarded - April 2018
Begin Construction - May 2018
Final Completion - October 2018

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering: $423,000
Construction: $855,000
Total: $1.3 million


Design Public Hearing (September 2017) 

Project Numbers
State: 0029-029-351, P101, R201, M501
UPC: 110330

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