(Updated May 22, 2019)
Our Department of Transportation has extended the deadline for a second online survey until June 3 about future improvements to the Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield parkways. The study, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Transportation, will determine what improvements should be incorporated into the county’s Transportation Plan and what improvements are put into place along the corridor through 2040 and beyond.
Public input plays a key role at every stage of the study. Last November, more than 200 people attended meetings to learn about the study and provide feedback on their ideas for the future of the Parkways. Over 15,000 people responded to an online survey, and as a result, one future strategy – tolling on the parkways – was eliminated from consideration because of the overwhelming response against tolls.
Other highlights from the first round of survey responses include support for:
- Interchanges to eliminate signalized intersections
- Widening the parkways, but not for HOV-exclusive lanes
- Enhanced bike and pedestrian facilities, including a continuous trail along the parkways
- Enhanced transit, including additional park-and-ride lots
You can provide more feedback on the potential improvements through a second online survey available through June 3 at 11:59 p.m.