Fairfax County Parkway Corridor Study

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We Want to Hear From You! Take a Quick Survey

We want to learn about how often and when you use the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) and Franconia-Springfield Parkway, so we can make a plan for how these two roads will function in the future. Responses to this quick, 11-question survey are accepted until midnight on Dec. 30, 2016.

Community Meetings Held in November

Another round of community meetings on the existing conditions of the Fairfax County Parkway and Franconia-Springfield Parkway was held in November, giving attendees the opportunity to review the existing conditions analysis, comment on possible mitigation measures, and hear about planned projects on both parkways. A questionnaire about Parkway usage was distributed to attendees, as well. The presentation and questionnaire can be accessed by clicking on the links below. Public comments and the questionnaire are due by Friday, Dec. 9, and can be submitted via the comment form on this page; in writing to FCDOT, 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22003; via email; or by calling 703-877-5600.

Previously, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) presented an update on the project to the Fairfax County Board Transportation Committee on May 24, 2016.

Project Background

FCDOT, in coordination with VDOT, is conducting a multimodal corridor study for the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) from Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) to Route 1 (Richmond Highway). The study corridor is approximately 31 miles in length and consists of 83 intersections and 17 interchanges.

There is a short-term and a long-term component of the study. The short-term study, which is being led by VDOT, is evaluating existing and short-term traffic conditions and will develop multi-modal recommendations to address existing and projected operational issues along the corridor. This project will assess short-term multimodal improvements that can be implemented immediately or within the next five to ten years to address operational and safety issues.

Project Activities and Schedule

The Short-Term Study is expected to be completed by early 2017 and includes the following activities:

  • Traffic/Safety Data Analysis - Spring 2015
  • Identify Issues - Spring 2015
  • Analysis of Existing Conditions - Fall 2015/Winter 2015-2016
  • Identify & Evaluate Improvements - Winter 2015-2016/Spring 2016
  • Public Information Meetings - June 2016
  • Finalize Evaluations/Final Project Documentation - Winter 2016/2017

The Long-Range Planning Study will be led by FCDOT, in collaboration with VDOT, and will be initiated in Fall 2016.


FCDOT ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need this information in an alternate format or would like to request reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact FCDOT at 703-877-5600, TTY 711. Requests for assistance must be received at least 7 business days in advance of an event.

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