Study News: Virtual Community Meetings Held; Comments Due Aug. 31, 2020
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) held three virtual community meetings for the Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways Alternatives Analysis and Long-Term Planning Study this summer:
- Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
- Thursday, July 30, 2020, 7-9 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, 7-9 p.m.
A document compiling questions and answers from all sessions will be available soon. Please check this page for updates.
Feedback was accepted through Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. The presentation and supporting information are available below.
Summer 2020 Virtual Community Meetings
Over the last two years, FCDOT has worked to identify current deficiencies and future needs along the 31-mile corridor that stretches from Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) in Herndon to Route 1 (Richmond Highway) in Alexandria, suggest improvement strategies, and develop and test the Preliminary Alternatives that will be presented this summer. The goals of the Study include creating a more efficient option for commuters while serving local residents, minimizing impacts to property owners and the environment, and optimizing high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes.
To date, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has held two rounds of community meetings with opportunities for feedback and public comment in person and through online surveys. FCDOT will once again gather feedback during the meetings; via comments submitted online, via mail or by phone; and a post-presentation survey.
With this feedback, FCDOT plans to test these preliminary recommendations in its transportation models to ensure that the recommended improvements address future demand/commuter needs. FCDOT will present the final recommendations to the Board of Supervisors this winter. Once the Board of Supervisors have endorsed the Study, FCDOT will propose amending the Comprehensive Plan in Spring 2021. FCDOT also will prioritize the Study to show which recommendations may be implemented in the near future versus over a longer (10-50 year) horizon, as funding allows.
Additional meeting materials for review and comment (please check back as files will be uploaded soon):
- Watch: Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways Study Presentation (Video) - Summer 2020
- Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways Study Presentation - Summer 2020
- Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways Q&A: By Meeting Date I By Category
- Summary of Spring 2019 public input (See "Community Meetings" below)
- Preliminary Recommendations Map
- Corridor Segment Map – from the current Comp Plan
- Alternatives Concepts:
- Traffic analysis results:
Stay in touch with the Parkways Study and FCDOT:
- Visit this webpage for project updates and meeting notices
- Receive notifications to your phone or email by subscribing to Fairfax Alerts
- Follow FCDOT on Facebook
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.