Route 29 Widening
|Union Mill Road to Buckleys Gate Drive in Fairfax County|
Project at a Glance
About the Project
This project will widen 1.5 miles of Route 29 (Lee Highway) from four to six lanes between Union Mill Road and Buckleys Gate Drive. It will relieve a major bottleneck during AM and PM peak hours, with lengthy backups occurring in particular at the signal for Stringfellow/Clifton roads (Route 645).
The project will also correct vertical alignment to improve sight distance, add/improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities on both sides of Route 29 and provide connectivity to pedestrian/bicycle trails at the Fairfax County Parkway/West Ox Road interchange. Multiple public outreach efforts are planned.
Route 29 between Union Mill Road and Buckleys Gate Drive averages 33,000 vehicles a day.
Begin plan design: Early 2018
Public information meeting: Late spring 2018
Design public hearing: Late 2018
Design approval: Early spring 2019
Begin right of way acquisition: Fall 2019
Advertise for construction: Spring 2022
Preliminary engineering: $5.7 million
Right of way acquisition/utility relocation: $21.5 million
Construction: $39.8 million
Total: $67 million