Getting around is getting easier.
A drive through the Tysons area on any number of roads, including the Beltway, Jones Branch Road or Route 123, provides several examples of transportation improvements that are underway.
Managed by our Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Transportation, these current projects, and several more in planning stages, will improve getting around Tysons, whether you are driving, on foot or riding a bike.[slideshare id=71861957&doc=5-btcmeetingtysons2017-170207132431]
There are 17 major road projects underway or in the planning stages in Tysons, including these three:
- Jones Branch Connector – This is a new connection across the Beltway to improve circulation in Tysons, reduce congestion, support future development and enhance access for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and drivers. It is expected to be open by late 2018, with the project fully completed in 2019.
- Route 7 Bridge over Dulles Toll Road – This project will widen the Route 7 bridge from four to six lanes for a total length of 0.4 miles. The project also includes a shared use path for pedestrians and bikes in each direction, and will improve access to Tysons and the Spring Hill Metrorail Station from the west. Construction is scheduled to be completed in May 2018.
- Route 7 Widening (Reston Avenue to Dulles Toll Road) – This project will widen Route 7 from four to six lanes from Jarrett Valley Drive to Reston Avenue, with intersection improvements and shared use on both sides of road. Design for the fully funded project is underway with construction expected to start in spring 2019.
We’re improving our transit service to build on Metrorail’s arrival, support transit-oriented development, and provide transit connections from the Metrorail stations to areas of Tysons not within walking distance to stations. Our Fairfax Connector staff continually monitors ridership and redevelopment in Tysons to ensure convenient Metrorail station connections.
Implemented improvements include:
- Neighborhood bus routes from McLean and Vienna.
- I-495 Express Lanes service from Burke Center, Lorton and Springfield.
- Circulator routes serving Tysons’ Metrorail Stations.
Future improvements include bus rapid transit from Alexandria and Falls Church on Route 7.
We’re working on a number of projects to prioritize access improvements to Metrorail stations in Tysons. Since 2011, these include 16 completed projects, 14 in construction/utility relocation and 3 in planning stages.
Upcoming projects include:
- Route 7 walkways on both sides under Route 123, with a scheduled completion in July.
- Vesper Trail from Vesper Court to Route 7, with a scheduled completion in April 2018.
- Scotts Run walkway from Magarity Road to Colshire Meadow Drive, with construction scheduled to begin in 2019.
Bike lanes were installed in several parts of Tysons in 2015 as part of VDOT’s repaving work and more are planned with future repaving projects. In addition, 11 of the 14 planned Bike Share stations have been installed throughout Tysons.
Map of Tysons’ bike lanes and Bike Share stations: