Stringfellow Road Widening
|From Fair Lakes Boulevard to Route 50 in Fairfax County|
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
$63 million total
Lengths and Limits
Fair Lakes Blvd. to Rt. 50 (Approx. 2 miles)
Fort Myer Construction Corporation
About the Project
This project will widen Stringfellow Road to four lanes, separated by a 16-foot concrete median, between Fair Lakes Boulevard and Route 50.
The first phase of the project began in October 2010 and focused on moving major utilities. VDOT will complete all utility relocations this spring.
Stringfellow Road will be widened from two lanes to four lanes, separated by a 16-foot concrete median. The project also includes:
- a five- to six-foot-wide sidewalk on the west side of Stringfellow Road and a 10-foot wide path on the east side
wide curb lanes to accommodate bicyclists
- a new bridge over Rocky Run
- drainage improvements
- adding a left-turn lane northbound to Route 50, and
- modifying the southbound approach to Route 50 to improve traffic flow.
This section of Stringfellow Road connects two major roads, Route 50 and Route 29, and sees severe congestion in both directions during peak periods. This project will increase capacity on this section of road needed due to extensive growth in the corridor and resulting increases in traffic.
Stringfellow Road carries about 23,000 vehicles per day, and is expected to increase to 33,000 in 2034.
During construction motorists can expect one of two lanes to be closed overnight as follows:
- 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday nights
- 10 p.m. to 9 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays
- 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday nights
Drivers can also expect occasional daytime lane closures.
Drivers should also expect alternating one-way traffic and temporary stoppages along Stringfellow Road, starting at Route 50 and moving south. Drivers are asked to be aware of new traffic patterns after each closure as traffic is shifted away from the active construction areas.
Construction activities requiring temporary lane closures will be performed at night and drivers should expect alternating one-way traffic and temporary stoppages. However, due to noise concerns in areas of work that are adjacent to residential neighborhoods, daytime lane closures can also be expected. Variable message boards along Stringfellow Road will be illuminated and will provide advanced notification of anticipated impacts to traffic.
During the first year of construction, crews will build a northbound detour road parallel to Stringfellow Road between Melville Lane and Point Pleasant Drive. It is currently expected to switch traffic onto this new detour road before the end of 2013. Crews will also construct the first section of a new bridge over Big Rocky Run, install new traffic signals, and build the ultimate southbound lanes of Stringfellow Road.
Pedestrian Impacts and Detours
The asphalt pedestrian trail between Stream Valley Drive and Poplar Tree Road on the southbound side of Stringfellow Road has been closed to accommodate road widening and storm sewer pipe installation. Pedestrians should use the trail on the northbound side of Stringfellow Road.
Beginning the first week of June 2013, pedestrian trails/paths on Stringfellow Road, between Melville Lane and Point Pleasant Drive, will be closed for upcoming construction. Pedestrian detour signs have been installed and users of the Big Rocky Run Trail and the asphalt paths along Stringfellow are advised to follow this detour around construction activities.
Click below for a complete view of a typical section of Stringfellow Road once the widening is complete.
"Pardon our Dust" meeting presentation and question-and-answer summary (April 3, 2013)
UPC: 60864 State Project: 0645-029-384,P101, R201,C501,B601, D601