Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax, VA 22033

Tom Biesiadny,

FCDOT Transportation Projects

Embark Richmond Highway is an initiative focused on creating a multimodal future for Richmond Highway Corridor where residents, workers, and visitors can walk, bike, or drive to the places they want to go. This effort responds to recommendations from the Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis, conducted by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and intends to assess and refine the recommendations from the study by providing more detailed guidance in the Comprehensive Plan for the implementation of transit in the corridor.

Read more about Embark Richmond Highway.

The Jefferson Manor community has worked cooperatively with the County over the past decades to develop and implement a master plan for improving the existing infrastructure in the Jefferson Manor neighborhood. A master plan was prepared in 1992, delineating phases for improvements. Several phases have been completed in past years, and there are other phases planned for the future, which are not yet funded.The current project, Jefferson Manor Phase IIIA, consists of infrastructure improvements along Albemarle Drive and a portion of Edgehill Drive in the Jefferson Manor neighborhood. 

Read about the Jefferson Manor Master Plan Project.

The Jones Branch Connector is being planned to meet the goals of Fairfax County in its redevelopment of the Tysons area. These goals include the development of a grid of streets that are pedestrian friendly, support multi-modal forms of transportation such as bicycles and buses and contribute to a more urban, “downtown” feel than currently exists. The Jones Branch Connector will provide an alternative route between Tysons East (Route 123) and West (Jones Branch Drive), bypassing the I-495/Route 123 Interchange. 

Read about the Jones Branch Connector.

The Lorton Road Widening project improves and realigns Lorton Road through the Laurel Hill area and improves Furnace Road west to Route 123. The planned improvements to these existing roads, which link Route 123, I-95, and Richmond Highway, are needed to accommodate both through-travel demand as well as traffic within the Laurel Hill area the widening of the existing two-lane roadways to four-lane divided section to include medians, new bridges over Giles Run and the Greenway Trail, 10' wide shared use paths, on-road bike lanes and low impact development storm water management.

Learn more about the Lorton Road Widening Project.

The proposed improvements will realign Old Courthouse Road and raise the roadway to help improve safety and minimize roadway flooding. The project includes roadway reconstruction, new pedestrian/bicycle connection and replacing the substandard culvert with a new structure. The total project length is approximately 1000 feet along Old Courthouse Road and 150 feet along Besley Road.

Learn about the Old Courthouse Realignment.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is considering improvements to Route 7 from Reston Avenue to Jarrett Valley Drive to enhance safety and upgrade the roadway drainage system as well as improve the existing highway. 

Route 7 Widening Project Page.

This project will provide a continuous third travel lane and pedestrian walkway on north bound Lee Highway from Legato Road to Shirley Gate Road. The project will also provide a dedicated right turn lane on south bound Lee Highway from Stevenson Drive to Waples Mill Road. 

Read more about Phase 3 of the Route 29 Widening Project.

The Springfield Multi-Use Parking Garage is a six-level structure that will hold approximately 1,000 parking spaces, and will enhance commuters' transportation options with the installation of:

  • a bus transit center and seven bus bays
  • commuter (slug) spaces
  • a short-term parking area for pick up and drop off
  • a pedestrian bridge over Old Keene Mill Road, connecting the garage to Springfield Plaza
  • bicycle storage
  • community areas for gatherings and events on the ground level and roof top

Learn more.

The Soapstone Connector Project aims to provide a direct connection between Sunset Hills Road and Sunrise Valley Drive crossing over the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267), as recommended by the Reston Metrorail Access Group (RMAG).The project is also included in the  Reston Comprehensive Plan Amendment, which was approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in February 2014. The proposed Soapstone Connector alignment is a combination of two previously evaluated alternatives and was chosen due to its advantages over the numerous alternatives studied. 

Learn more about the Soapstone Connector.

The purpose of this project is to replace the bridge on Route 681 (Walker Road) over Piney Run in Fairfax County. The bridge is located about three quarters of a mile north of Leesburg Pike (Route 7). The existing bridge was constructed in 1932 and has been identified as a project for replacement. 

Learn more about the bridge replacement.


The Board of Supervisors has designated $110 million in federal, state and county funding under direction of FCDOT to construct pedestrian improvements in high-priority areas of Fairfax County. These projects include:
  • New crosswalks with pedestrian signals
  • Upgrading existing crosswalks to include pedestrian signals
  • Constructing new walkways and trails
  • Upgrading existing walkways and constructing ADA accessible curb ramps
  • Pedestrian refuge islands
  • Decreasing turn radii
  • Curb extensions and bulb-outs
  • Bus stop improvements
  • Yield to Pedestrian Signs
  • Fairfax County Major Corridor Pedestrian Initiatives

Bike & Walk Fairfax


The Fairfax County Department of Transportation also is working to improve pedestrian access around the Silver Line Metro stations by implementing the results of several studies.

  • Wiehle Avenue at W&OD Trail Pedestrian Improvement Project
  • Reston Metrorail Access Group (RMAG): Includes pedestrian improvements around the Wiehle Avenue and Reston Parkway Metrorail stations.
  • Tysons Metrorail Station Access Management Study (TMSAMS): Includes pedestrian improvements around the four Silver Line Metro stations in Tysons.
  • Dulles Corridor Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements (DCBPA): Includes additional pedestrian improvements in areas along the Dulles Road corridor.

The Silver Line, under construction by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), is a 23-mile Metrorail extension connecting the Tysons, Reston, Herndon, and Dulles Airport areas of Fairfax County to the regional Metrorail system. Phase 1 opened in July 2014, which includes stations at:

  • McLean (Served by Fairfax Connector 721, 724)
  • Tysons Corner (Served by Fairfax Connector 401, 402, 422, 423, 424, 462, 463)
  • Greensboro
  • Spring Hill (Served by Fairfx Connector 424, 432, 494, 495, 574)
  • Wiehle-Reston East (Served by multiple 500-, 900- and RIBS series buses in Reston)
Phase 2 Construction Underway

Phase 2 construction, tentatively scheduled to open in 2020, will extend the Silver Line through Reston, Herndon, and Dulles Airport an into Loudoun County, ending at Route 772/Ashburn. For details on traffic impacts related to Phase 2 construction, please visit the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Website at Phase 2 Silver Line stations in Fairfax County, from east to west, include: Reston Town Center, Herndon, and Innovation Center

As part of Phase 2, Fairfax County is constructing two Park and Ride garages to add approximately 3,950 spaces for Park and Ride users once Phase 2 opens: Herndon Station Garage and Innovation Center Station Garage

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) held an Open House on the Vesper and Ashgrove Trail projects on Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Freedom Hill Elementary School, 1945 Lord Fairfax Road, Vienna. The Open House featured information boards on both projects as well as time for questions and answers with County staff.

Project Background

The Ashgrove Trail Extension project is one of the approved projects originating from the Tysons Metrorail Station Access Management Study (TMSAMS). The goal of the TMSAMS projects is to create a more multi-modal transportation environment by building needed infrastructure to create better access to the Metrorail stations within Tysons.

As proposed, the Ashgrove Trail Extension will be located in the Tysons West area, and will connect cyclists and pedestrians from the Tysons Green community to Westwood Center Drive, and ultimately to the Spring Hill Metrorail Station in Tysons.

Read more about the Ashgrove Trail Extension Project.


The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) held a community meeting to discuss proposed bicycle and pedestrian crossings on the Fairfax County Parkway Trail at the Dulles Toll Road Ramp on Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the cafeteria of Dogwood Elementary School,12300 Glade Drive, Reston.
Two options that are under consideration include at-grade intersection improvements and a pedestrian-bicycle bridge.

The Fairfax County Park Authority and Department of Transportation held a Design Public Hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at Westgate Elementary School, 7500 Magarity Road, Falls Church, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., with a formal presentation at 7:15 p.m. Attendees had the opportunity to review project material and property impact information, learn about the tentative schedule and ask the project team questions.

Project Background

The Scott’s Run Trail project will provide 2,676 linear feet of new 8-foot wide pedestrian trail connecting Magarity Road at Westgate Elementary School to Colshire Meadow Drive near the McLean Metro Station. Its purpose is to facilitate pedestrian access to/from the metro station for local residents. The trail will be lighted and include a 90’ bridge over Scotts Run Stream and a 50’ bridge over a tributary. The trail will be located within Scott’s Run Stream Valley Park and Westgate Park, which is primarily within Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) property. This project is lis being designed in partnership with FCPA.

Read more about the Scott's Run Trail project.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) held an Open House on the Vesper and Ashgrove Trail projects on Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Freedom Hill Elementary School, 1945 Lord Fairfax Road, Vienna. The Open House featured information boards on both projects as well as time for questions and answers with County staff.

Project Background

The Tysons Metrorail Station Access Management Study (TMSAMS) identified necessary transportation improvements to enhance multimodal access to and from the Metrorail Stations in Tysons. Vesper Trail is one of the identified improvements, connecting pedestrians and cyclists from Vesper Street to Spring Hill Metro Station. The trail is an approximate .4 miles and runs primarily within Fairfax County Board of Supervisor property. Vesper trail is federally funded. Substantial completion is anticipated in Winter 2017.

Read more about the Vesper Trail project.

The Route 50 Pedestrian Initiative Improvements will increase pedestrian safety, accessibility and mobility along Route 50 from Jaguar Trail to east of Seven Corners. A total of 10 projects are included in this initiative, providing enhanced pedestrian access and connectivity. The pedestrian improvements include construction of new walkways, crosswalks, ADA accessible curb ramps and bus stop pads. The $10 million initiative is funded through the federal-aid from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program and Regional Surface Transportation Program.

Read more about the Route 50 Pedestrian Improvements

The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail Project completes missing segments of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail between Richmond Highway (Route 1) and Southwood Drive for a length of approximately two miles. Once complete, the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail will provide a continuous facility for pedestrians and cyclists along Mount Vernon Memorial Highway from Route 1 to the Mount Vernon Estates.

Read more about the Mount Vernon Meoial Highway Trail Project

To address congestion between I-66 and the Prince William County line, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation is proposing widening Route 28 for a 2.3 mile stretch between the bridge over Bull Run and the Route 29 interchange.

Read more about the Route 28 Widening project