VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Kathleen Leonard

Mike Murphy


Dec. 6, 2019

Provide Feedback on Fairfax County Parkway Improvements
Design Public Hearing is Dec. 12 at James W. Robinson, Jr. Secondary School

FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Thursday, Dec. 12 (if cancelled due to inclement weather, the meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 16) on plans for improvements to about five miles of the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286), including widening the road from four to six lanes between Route 29 (Lee Highway) and Route 123 (Ox Road).

The proposed project design also includes:

  • Building an interchange at Popes Head Road and the future Shirley Gate Road extension.
  • Improving the Route 123 interchange and Fairfax County Parkway/Burke Centre Parkway intersection.
  • Providing a continuous shared-use path within the project limits by constructing the missing segment from Burke Centre Parkway to Route 123.

Stop by between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at James W. Robinson, Jr. Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22032 to view displays and learn more about the project and preliminary design. VDOT will hold a presentation beginning at 7 p.m. Project staff will be available to answer your questions.

Currently, the Popes Head Road interchange is fully funded and the Fairfax County Parkway widening is partially funded. The project is being financed with federal, state and local funds, including Smart Scale and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding.

Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by Dec. 23, 2019. E-mail or mail comments to Mr. Sitaram Kodali, P.E., Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

View the project page for more details.

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