Burke Centre VRE Garage Construction


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
publicaffairs@fairfaxcounty.gov

Oct. 25, 2006

Burke Centre VRE Garage Construction Starts Oct. 30

Additional Free Parking at Burke Centre Library Site with Free Shuttle to VRE Station

Construction begins Monday, Oct. 30, on a new garage at the Burke Centre VRE station, which will have 1,290 parking spaces for VRE riders. During the initial phase of construction, however, 134 parking spaces will be temporarily displaced, so Fairfax County and VRE are providing other alternatives.

On Oct. 30, free satellite parking will be offered at the site of the future Burke Centre Library. There will be 118 spaces available at the Burke Centre Library site which is located on Freds Oak Road, north of the Fairfax County Parkway. Free shuttle bus service will be provided directly between the Burke Centre Library site and Burke Centre VRE station.

On weekday mornings, the shuttle bus will depart the library at 5:49, 6:19, 6:46, 7:24 and 7:54 a.m., arriving at the station 10 minutes before each of these VRE trains leave. On weekday afternoons, the shuttle will leave the station five minutes after every VRE train arrives, taking commuters back to the Burke Centre Library parking site.

EZ Bus will continue to operate its north and south routes to the Burke Centre station. These buses will be free, and subscriptions are no longer necessary. In response to commuters’ concerns, EZ Bus will provide additional buses as necessary on the northbound route starting on Oct. 30.

In the mornings, EZ Buses will arrive at the station five to 10 minutes before VRE trains 324, 326, 328, 330 and 332 depart. In the afternoon, EZ Buses will leave the station five minutes after VRE trains 325, 327, 329, 331, 333, 335 and 337 arrive.

On Monday, Dec. 4, a second alternate parking site will be available as construction on the garage continues. There will be 100 additional parking spaces at Saint Mary’s Church, located at Zion Drive and Sideburn Road. This site also will be served by EZ Bus.

For more information about satellite parking, shuttle service and EZ Bus schedules during the garage construction, visit www.vre.org

For media inquiries, contact Bruce Edwards, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, at 703-324-1176, TTY 703-324-1102. 

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