Roads -- Providence District
Major Road Projects in and around Providence District
Utility work has started on the Route 7 service road in Tysons Corner. The work being done is in advance of future construction of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Extension project, according to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). Metrorail expansion adds another important alternative to help alleviate congestion in the fast-growing Northern Virginia area. In addition to providing service to reston, Herndon, Loudoun and the business and retail hub in Tysons Corner, the expansion offers direct service to Dulles Airport.
The project length along Lee Highway is approximately 0.6 mile; the length along Gallows Road is approximately 0.8 mile. The total project length is 1.4 miles. The intersection of Lee Highway and Gallows Road will remain at-grade.
Construction has begun on 14 miles of High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes - two new lanes in each direction - that will stretch from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road. The new lanes will provide the Beltway's first-ever HOV network for carpools and vanpools, and create opportunities for new bus service. In addition to the HOT lanes construction, 50 bridges and 10 interchanges will be rebuilt, and three new interchanges will be added at Jones Branch drive, Westpark Drive and Route 29. The project will add new walking and bike paths, replace sound walls and build new sound walls to reduce noise impacts for surrounding neighborhoods. Construction is expected to last for five years.
Residents can sign up to receive HOT Lanes updates on the Virginia HOT Lanes website or by calling the project information line at 1-877-495-VDOT, TTY 711.