West Ox Complex Site Work Nears Completion


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Sept. 28, 2006

West Ox Complex Site Work Nears Completion; Construction Begins for PSTOC

Construction of the county’s new Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center (PSTOC), part of the West Ox complex located at the corner of West Ox Road and the Fairfax County Parkway, began recently, with an anticipated completion in the spring/summer of 2008. The preliminary schedule calls for completion of foundation work this fall with construction of the building beginning in spring 2007.

Manhattan Construction Company of Fairfax has been awarded the construction contract, approved by the county’s Board of Supervisors in June.

Infrastructure work for the West Ox site is 95 percent complete, and the project is on schedule and within the allocated budget.

Upon its completion, the Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center will be a model of multi-agency coordination and cooperation. The state-of-the-art center is being built on an underutilized site, the West Ox Campus (formerly called “Camp 30”) in Fairfax County. The Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications (9-1-1 Communication Center), Office of Emergency Management and the county’s Emergency Operations Center, along with the Virginia State Police Division 7 dispatchers and call-takers and Virginia Department of Transportation Smart Traffic Center, will be co-located in the facility. 

A forensics facility for the Fairfax County Police Department is also being constructed adjacent to the PSTOC. When complete, the facility will provide new quarters for the Crime Scene Unit, the NOVARIS section, as well as the Electronic Surveillance Unit and a future DNA/Ballistic Laboratory.

The goal of the PSTOC is to respond to the county’s need for a new high security, state-of-the-art facility that will provide efficient links between public safety and transportation services, among county, state and regional agencies in one complex.

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