Tuesday, February 12, 2013
By Supervisor Pat Herrity
Tuesday, February 12
We have had some successes in improving parts of the Parkway (completing the full Parkway repaving, the Fair Lakes Interchange project, and converting the Parkway to a primary road), but even with these improvements, the Parkway is experiencing significant congestion. In order to get in front of the problem and before we wake up and find the Parkway as congested as I-66, I have asked the Board of Supervisors at today’s meeting to request the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conduct a Corridor Improvement Study (CIS). A CIS will provide a comprehensive look at what improvements need to be made to the Parkway in order to keep up with increased use. The study will outline short and long term solutions, examine various methods for…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The interchange is intended to help improve traffic flow in the area.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) opened the new Fairfax County Parkway bridges over Fair Lakes Parkway and Monument Drive to traffic on Thursday morning. According to a news release, motorists will now have a five-mile stretch without a traffic signal between Popes Head Road and Route 50. The overpass extends from south of Fair Lakes Parkway to north of Monument Drive. The entire project cost $69.5 million and is funded through stimulus, the release states. In addition to the overpass, the project widens Fairfax County Parkway from four to six lanes from south of I-66 to north of Rugby Road. The goal with the interchange is to help improve traffic flow in the area by separating local and parkway traffic. Fairfax County …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Herrity and members of the Springfield District Council will discuss improvements along Fairfax County Parkway and how it's affecting traffic.
Supervisor Pat Herrity, the Springfield District Council, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation will discuss the improvements taking place along Fairfax County Parkway during a town meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Robinson Secondary School. Although there are some successes with the improvements along this major road, it has caused significant congestion. The town meeting will take place to "get in front of the problem and establish a vision for its long-term future before we wake up and find the Parkway as congested as I-66," according to a recent news release. The following will be discussed during Tuesday's meeting:
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Residents can get information from the county and Virginia departments of transportation on current and future projects.
Residents will be able to get updates from the Virginia Department of Transportation and Fairfax County Department of Transportation on current and future projects at a town hall meeting Tuesday. Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity will host the meeting for residents, which will focus in part on the future of the Fairfax County Parkway (formerly Route 7100, now Route 286) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Robinson Secondary School. For more information, contact the Springfield District Office at 703-451-8873, TTY 711.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The meeting will focus on changes designed to fight congestion on the Parkway.
Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) announced Tuesday that he will hold a town hall meeting on the future of the Fairfax County Parkway on Oct. 23. Originally scheduled for March, the town hall meeting will feature Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) officials, who will go over improvements that have begun and to gather public input on local residents’ “vision” for the road. “We have had some successes in improving parts of the Parkway but I believe we need to get in front of the problem and establish a vision for its long-term future now,” Herrity said in a motion to the Board. The parkway, one of the county’s key thoroughfares, is suffering from congestion…
Friday, September 7, 2012
The incident occurred at the intersection of the Fairfax County Parkway and Roberts Parkway (South) Friday evening.
Six vehicles were involved in a car crash Friday evening at the intersection of the Fairfax County Parkway and Roberts Parkway in Burke. The accident occurred shortly after 7 p.m., according to county officials. Roberts Parkway was closed for a short period of time but has since been re-opened. The accident has been cleared. Four people had minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Police did not have information about how the accident occured. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The road will be paved as part of the ongoing interchange project at the Fair Lakes and Fairfax County Parkways.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
From 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 through 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, the ramps from eastbound and westbound I-66 to southbound Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) will be closed for paving as part of the ongoing interchange project at Fair Lakes and Fairfax County Parkway. The following signed detours will direct drivers: From westbound I-66: Route 29 (Exit 52) north to access the Fairfax County Parkway. See a map of the route. From eastbound I-66: Route 50 west (Exit 57B) to southbound West Ox Road (Route 608) to the Fairfax County Parkway. See a map of the detour route. Drivers may also take the northbound Fairfax County Parkway (Exit 55), turn right on Fair Lakes Parkway, and right on West Ox Road back to the Fairfax County Parkway. Click here …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Wednesday, July 18, public hearing will review plans to accommodate Fort Belvoir North traffic.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is holding a design public hearing on Tuesday, July 18, concerning plans to widen the ramp where northbound Fairfax County Parkway traffic exits to continue north on the Parkway, just past the Franconia-Springfield Parkway. At the open house style event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., residents may view design displays and ask questions of VDOT staff. The meeting is at Rolling Valley Elementary School, 6703 Barnack Drive in Springfield. In the last year, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency relocated an additional 4,500 Department of Defense employees to the new building at the Fort Belvoir North Area along the Fairfax County Parkway. Many of these employees travel to points west and north…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Intersection permanently closing as of Tuesday, April 10.
The intersection of Donegal Lane and the Fairfax County Parkway will permanently close on April 10. Virginia Department of Transportation officials said an overpass will instead carry the new alignment of Rolling Road over the parkway. (See this map for details.) Multiple lane closures will begin starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Drivers may also run into temporary traffic stoppages between 10 a.m. and noon that day so crews may remove traffic signals. Once the roadwork is complete, drivers will not be able to access Donegal Lane from the Fairfax County Parkway. Instead, they will have to take Rolling Road or take the Barta Road exit ramp. Emergency Response Changes According to Donegal Lane resident Neal Schiff, community members are concerned …
Monday, April 2, 2012
VDOT sticks to its aggressive completion schedule for Northern Virginia transportation projects.
Northern Virginia commuters will continue to navigate around major construction in the coming months as the Virginia Department of Transportation sticks to its aggressive completion schedule for transportation projects. Steve Titunik, VDOT's communications director, said he was proud of what VDOT and its partners had been able to accomplish and hoped that construction on the state's many projects, including express lanes on I-95 and the Capital Beltway, would stay on schedule. “Spring seems to have started early, which is great news for us,” he said. BRAC Developments The final phase of the Fairfax County Parkway project, a portion of road with interchanges connecting the Franconia-Springfield Parkway to the Fairfax County Parkway at …