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. The proposed connection is anticipated to improve the operations along the adjacent road systems. Currently the existing Jones Branch Connector carries traffic between Jones Branch Drive and the I-495 Express Lanes ramps. This project will extend and widen these existing lanes eastward along Scotts Crossing Road, ending at Route 123 adjacent to the McLean Metro Station. The project includes Federal, State, and local (Fairfax County) funding. The total cost estimate for engineering, right of way acquisition, and construction is approximately $60 million.
From: Jones Branch Drive (Route 5062) To: Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123)
Plans have been fully completed and the project is transitioning from design to construction, which is expected to begin in early 2017 and be substantially completed by late 2018. The following information is available:
- A Project Overview showing engineering design:
- An aerial overview showing the project and adjacent property features
- Renderings of the proposed bridge over I-495:
- Typical Sections of the Jones Branch Connector Bridge and Roadway that include two travel lanes on each side of the median (for a total of four lanes), turn lanes, bike lanes, and a streetscape area available for sidewalks, benches, and plantings behind the curb :
- The Public Hearing plans