Under Construction: Jones Branch Connector in Fairfax County

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Note:  The Scott's Run Metro Park & Ride Lot access to and from Scotts Crossing Road is now permanently right-in/right-out only. Drivers can now only enter the lot by turning right from westbound Scotts Crossing Road, and can only exit the lot by turning right onto westbound Scotts Crossing Road.

This project, in cooperation with Fairfax County, provides an important new link to Route 123 over I-495 (Capital Beltway) 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 transit, bicyclists and pedestrians to reach destinations such as the 495 Express Lanes and McLean Metro Station.

The half-mile project includes a new bridge and roadway from the interchange of the 495 Express Lanes and Jones Branch Drive to the former western terminus of Scotts Crossing Road. Improvements have also been made along the access road from Jones Branch Drive to the Express Lanes, as well as along the pre-existing portion of Scotts Crossing Road. 

Project features include:

  • Two travel lanes and on-street bike lanes in each direction
  • 8- to 12-foot-wide lighted sidewalks, landscaping and other streetscape amenities
  • A wide, raised median to accommodate the future transit bus

The road, now called Scotts Crossing Road in its entirety between Jones Branch Drive and Route 123, is expected to carry more than 21,000 vehicles a day in 2020 and more than 32,000 by 2040.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering: $6.1 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $2.9 million
Construction: $51.3 million
Total: $60.2 million

The project is being completed through a combination of federal, state and Fairfax County funds, with about half from the county.  Fairfax County led design and development, while VDOT is administering construction.

Benefits 

By providing an alternate route across the Beltway and linking the Tysons East and Central areas, the project aims to relieve traffic along Route 123, at the I-495 interchange, and at other congested intersections. 

Major Milestones 

Begin Construction - February 2017
"Pardon Our Dust" Meeting - May 2017
One Travel Lane in Each Direction Open to Traffic - December 2018
Two Travel Lanes in Each Direction Open to Traffic - December 2019
Sidewalks and Bike Lanes Open - February 2020
Final Completion - Late Winter 2019/2020

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Contact Info:

Tim Diliscia, CCM
Construction

Dinesh Singh, P.E.
Construction

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

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UPC: 103907

State ID: 8102-029-065, P101, R201, C501, B627, B628, B629, D610

Federal ID: STP-5A01 (483), STP-5A01 (696), STP-5A01 (717)

Lat/Long: 38.928851, -77.213953

Locality: Fairfax

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